The Dhaka University has suspended the admission test of its Faculty of Business Studies MBA (evening) courses amid controversy.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Akhtaruzzaman confirmed the development."I was informed about the exam in the morning and asked the [business faculty] dean to suspend the test,” he said.
Business Studies Faculty Dean Prof Dr Abdul Moin affirmed that the exam was suspended.
The admission test for the 45th batch of the course is scheduled to be held at Azimpur Government Girls School and College in the capital from 11am to 12pm on today.
On Thursday night, DU VC and Pro-VC claimed that they were not informed about the exam, saying no guidelines had yet been formulated about MBA evening courses.
Earlier, the faculty made the arrangement keeping the authorities in the dark when all academic activities across the country, except online classes, have remained suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) had last year ordered an end to such evening courses in public universities after President Abdul Hamid expressed his displeasure over the issue.Dhaka University later formed a committee with the deans of its five faculties to review the courses.
The committee in its report on Feb 9 this year recommended making a unified guideline on the evening courses. Another committee of 18 was formed to make the guidelines.
The second committee could not complete its job due to the coronavirus outbreak.