Thursday, 30 March, 2023

Islamic University won't join combined admission test system

Islamic University won't join combined admission test system

Islamic University - The authorities of Islamic University in Kushtia on Sunday decided not to join the combined admission test system for the 2022-23 academic session.

The decision was made at the 125th academic council meeting of the university with its vice-chancellor Shaikh Abdus Salam in the chair.

IU acting registrar HM Ali Hasan told UNB that the university authorities would conduct its own entry test for the students as per its previous system.

"Most of the departments opposed holding the admission test under the unified admission test system and that’s why we aren’t joining it," he said.

IU VC Shaikh Salam would inform the decision to the University Grants Commission at its meeting scheduled to be held on Monday and final decision would be taken then, he added.

Among others, IU pro vice-chancellor Professor M Mahbubur Rahman, treasurer Professor M Alamgir Hossain Bhuiya, acting registrar HM Ali Hasan, chairmen and deans of different faculties were present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, a group of students of the university staged a demonstration on the campus in Kushtia on Sunday morning demanding to hold the admission test under its own process.

Around 50 students from different departments formed a human chain in front of the university’s Mrittunjoyee Mujib Mural to press home their demand.

Earlier, the Islamic University Teachers’ Association on February 12 decided not to join the cluster intake test process as it would create complexity, deferment and lack of combination instead of reducing the hassle of admission seekers.

The association submitted a written statement to the university administration regarding the matter

IUTA president Professor M Jahangir Hossain said that the cluster admission process failed to meet its target of reducing hassles and sufferings of the admission seekers and their guardians as well.