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.
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.
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.