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DU ‘Ka’ unit entry test held

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 2 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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DU ‘Ka’ unit entry test held
Maintaining social distancing, students sit for the ‘Ka’ unit entry test of Dhaka University at a room in Curzon Hall on the university campus on Friday. For the first time, the exams were held in Dhaka and seven other divisional cities to avoid hassles and possible Covid-19 infections. —Md Nasir Uddin

The admission test for Dhaka University’s undergraduate courses for the academic session 2020-21 began on Friday with the entry test for ‘A unit’ in all eight divisions following health guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands of students sat for the tests as the exams were held from 11:00am to 12:30pm for the first time in Dhaka and seven other divisional cities to avoid hassle of the admission seekers and their guardians and possible Covid-19 infections.

The admission tests were held at Chittagong University, Rajshahi University, Khulna University, Bangladesh Agricultural University in Mymensingh, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet, Barisal University, and Begum Rokeya University in Rangpur.

DU Vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Administration) Prof Muhammad Samad and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) Prof ASM Maksud Kamal along with other top officials of the university visited Curzon hall examination centre at the university.

Expressing satisfaction, DU VC Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman said “The exams were held peacefully and there was no news of any untoward incident.”

He also thanked the university authorities and law enforcement agencies for their cooperation to hold the exam peacefully across the country.

The exam for the “Kha” unit will be held today (Saturday), “Ga” unit on October 22, and “Gha” unit on October 23, while the general knowledge exam of the “Cha” unit will take place on October 9.

On an average, 45 students will fight for each seat as a total of 3,24,030 admission seekers applied for 7,148 seats this year.

Of them, 1,17,956 seekers applied for “Ka” unit (Science group) against 1,815 seats; 47,632 for 'Kha' unit (Humanities group) against 2,378 seats; 27,347 for 'Ga' unit (Commerce group) against 1,250 seats; 115,881 applied for 'Gha' unit (Combined group) against 1,570 seats and 15,496 for 'Cha' unit against 135 seats.

Earlier, the admission tests were scheduled to take place on July 31. But the university authorities rescheduled the tests as the government had announced a 14-day strict lockdown after Eid-ul-Adha.