Around 45 applicants will appear in the tests for one seat under five units to get admission into first year honours courses at Dhaka University, the premier university of the country, under the academic session of 2016-17.
A total of 302,489 admission seekers have applied against 6,800 seats while the number of admission seekers of the last year was 2,54,404 against 6,655 seats. Some 38 candidates took part in the examination against one seat in the last year.
A total of 91,932 admission seekers will vie for 1,680 seats in Ka-unit, 35,066 for 2,241 seats in Kha-unit, 43,064 for 1,170 seats in Ga-unit, 1,15,808 for 1,440 seats in Gha-unit and 16,619 for 135 seats in Cha-unit, says the release.Dhaka University Public Relations Officer Nur-e-Islam released a press release in this regard on Thursday as submission of online application forms ended on September 7 commencing from August 22.
The admission tests will begin on September 23 with the entry test for humanities group’s students under Kha-unit for admission into different disciplines of Arts and Social Sciences faculties.
The admission test of Ka-unit is scheduled to be held on October 21, Ga-unit on September 30, Gha-unit on October 24, and Cha-unit on October 1 (drawing) and September 24 (general knowledge).
Some 150 seats have been increased in this session for newly opened honours courses in Japanese Studies and Chinese Studies departments at the university.
According to the press release, calculator, mobile phone or any kind of electronic communication devices are prohibited to carry in the exam hall. Mobile court will remain on duty during the examination, it added.
DU VC Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique told the Dhaka Tribune that the authorities will remain at the highest possible alert level to prevent any kind of forgery and fraudulence.
However, the admission seekers have been suggested to visit website www.http://admission.eis.du.ac.bd for detailed information.