RAJSHAHI: A total of 31 students will vie for each seat in the three-day admission test for first year honours courses under 2020-2021 academic session at Rajshahi University (RU) scheduled to start from tomorrow (Monday).
A total of 1,27,647 students are going to appear in the admission tests against 4191 seats in 59 departments under 12 faculties and two institutes meaning that 31 students will vie for each seat this year, RU sources said. Of those, 44,194 students will appear in the test for ‘C’ Unit comprising the faculties of Science and Agriculture to be held on October 4, while 43,558 students for the ‘A’ unit comprising the faculties of Arts, Law, Social Sciences and Fine Arts and Institute of Education and Research on October 5.
The tests will be held in three shifts from 9.30 am to 10.30 am, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm every day.
Detailed information regarding the admission tests is available in the admission menu of www.ru.ac.bd - website besides its official facebook page-University of Rajshahi.
According to RU sources, the admission seekers have been asked to take their respective seats in the selected rooms 30 minutes prior to their examination time.
They were also asked to bring only the admit card and test related documents and instruments in the examination hall. None will be allowed to bring any electronic devices.
The university authorities will arrange accommodation in common spaces, including TV room, waiting room, hall room and prayer room in female dormitories, for the female students.
Sources also said that stern action will be taken against those who will be found involved in any offense in the admission test.
Meanwhile, Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) has adopted a four-tier security measure centering the admission test.
Railway authority has cancelled the weekly holidays of its two intercity trains on October 3 and 6 for the smooth movement of the admission seekers.
They have also added an extra boggy to all the intercity trains running between Rajshahi and Dhaka since Sunday last.
On the other hand, academic activities of RU, including in-person classes will resume on October 20 after a long closure due to corona pandemic.
Prior to this, the students’ dormitories will reopen on October 17, the university sources said.
RU authorities took the decision in its academic council meeting held at the Senate Building with Vice-chancellor Professor Golam Sabbir Sattar in the chair on September 30.
The meeting also took the decision of cancelling the scheduled summer and winter vacations of the current year.