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Admission in public medical and dental colleges starts Sunday

Update : 20 Oct 2013, 03:03 AM

Procedure for admission in MBBS and BDS courses for session 2013-2014 in 22 medical colleges, one dental college and dental units in eight medical colleges across the country have started Sunday.

Director General of Health Services Professor Dr Khondhakar Mohammad Sifayetullah told the Dhaka Tribune: “We have published result of the admission test along with the merit list. Every public medical college will have to follow the merit list.”

A total of 3344 students have been selected for admission in different public medical and dental colleges from the 100-mark admission test held on October 4.

Under the admission procedure, the students have to submit academic transcripts and testimonials of their HSC and SSC examinations. Those claiming the district quota would have to submit nationality certificates certified by elected representatives of local government authorities including local upazila chairman, mayor and ward commissioners, and four copies of colour photographs.

There are 2812 general seats for the MBBS courses. 55 seats are reserved for the offsprings of freedom fighters and 20 seats are reserved for students coming from underprivileged community including tribal.

For the BDS courses, there are 517 general seats and 10 reserved seats for the children of freedom fighters and five reserved seats for the tribal.

The admission procedure will end on November 5. 631 students are listed in the first waiting list whose admissions are subjected to the availability of vacant seats. Any student can re-examine his copy of admission test by paying Tk1000 before November 5.

Classes will commence in the first week of January next year. Admission procedure of private medical colleges would start after the completion of the phase in public medical colleges.

A total of 68,172 applications were filed for the public and private medical and dental college admission tests this year, among which, 1,724 students were absent.

Currently, there are 2,812 seats available at the 22 government-run medical colleges throughout Bangladesh.

The 55 private-run medical colleges offer 4,800 seats.

There is one public and 18 private dental colleges with 532 and 1,050 seats available respectively.  

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