Uniform admission test postponed due to Covid situation
Admission test for the 2020-21 academic year of a science and technology university, and 19 general universities has been postponed until further notice in line with the government decision to entend the Covid lockdown.
Meanwhile, the deadline for submitting online application has been extended till June 25 midnight.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the admission test organizing committee on Friday.
After the meeting, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) Vice-Chancellor Prof Farid Uddin Ahmed told Dhaka Tribune: "The decision was taken considering the current Covid-19 situation in the country."
“Additionally, as the initial application process is yet to be completed, we extended the primary application deadline to June 25 midnight. Once the initial application is completed, we will announce the final application deadline for the selected students,” he added.
The tests were scheduled to be held in a cluster system on June 19, 26 and July 3 respectively for the humanities, commerce and science groups.
Other admission tests
Meanwhile, the DU authorities have declared schedule for the admission tests for Ka unit to take place on August 6, Kha unit on August 7, Ga unit on August 13, Gha unit on August 14 and Cha unit on July 31. The date for the Cha unit drawing admission tests will be announced later.
Three engineering universities — Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), and Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) – have fixed their admission tests for August 12 under a cluster system, said CUET VC Prof Dr Mohammad Rafiqul Alam.
However, the cluster admission tests of seven agricultural universities are set to be held on July 31 as scheduled.
Other universities will arrange the admission tests separately.
The medical admission test was held on April 2 while the entrance test for the dental college is set to take place on July 11.
On June 6, Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel told Dhaka Tribune that the government would not reopen schools and colleges in Bangladesh on June 13.
The move came immediately after the Cabinet Division decided to extend the ongoing restrictions on public movement in order to curb a further spread of Covid-19.