University Grants Commission (UGC), the apex body to monitor country's higher education, has recommended introducing integrated examination system in both public and private universities in order to ensure quality education in the country.
The suggestion was made on the basis of a comprehensive a study styled “Report of Examination System in Public and Private University”. The study report was unveiled at UGC auditorium in the city on Sunday.
The study was conducted by the Strategy Policy Unit (SPU) of UGC on the examination system in thirteen public and four private universities of the country during the period between 2013 and 2014.
The study report said if the integrated system is introduced, it will help ensure quality education and also reduce the gap between public and private universities in terms of quality education.
The report also recommended introducing semester system instead of annual or course system, full automation system for tabulation of marks and publication of the results in both public and private universities.
Stressing the need for following academic calendar, it also recommended introducing credit transfer system between the public and private universities.
UGC Chairman Prof Dr AK Azad Chowdhury attended the programme as chief guest while UGC member Prof Dr Mohammad Mohabbat Khan and Senior Operations Officer of World Bank Dr Mokhlesur Rahman were present as special guests.
Vice-chancellors, pro-vice-chancellors, deans, senior professors of different public and private universities and high officials of UGC, representatives from World Bank and HEQEP were present at the programme.