Dhaka University will hold separate admission tests for its seven newly affiliated colleges this year.
"We will hold admission tests for these seven colleges the way we have been doing for other affiliated colleges under our university," DU Vice Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique said yesterday while inaugurating the online registration process at the central admission office of the university.
Currently, admission tests at other colleges like Home Economics College affiliated under DU are held separately.
With yesterday's inauguration, the online application for admission into first year honors courses under 2017-18 academic session began. It will continue till August 29.
At the programme, Prof Arefin said this year the number of seats has been increased by 253 from last year's 6,800 as the university authorities introduced honours courses for two new departments -- Japanese Studies and Printing and Publication -- and increased seats at other departments.
"A total of 7,053 seats are available this year. Of the total, 1,765 seats are for 'Ka' [Science] unit, 2,363 for 'Kha' [Arts] unit, 1,250 for 'Ga' [Business] unit, 1,540 for 'Gha' [combined] unit and 135 for Fine Arts faculty”, he added.
Students who passed HSC examination this year only can have all the detailed information at the university website http://admission.eis.du.ac.bd.
Eligible candidates have to pay Tk 350 through Sonali, Agrani, Janata or Rupali Banks for the admission process.
The admission test under 'Ga' unit for the students of business studies will be held on September 15, followed by 'Kha' unit for students of humanities on September 22, 'Ka' unit for students of science on October 13 and 'Gha' unit for students from all disciplines will be held on October 20.
The entry test under 'Cha' unit for admission into the fine arts faculty will hold two entry tests -- general knowledge on September 16 and drawing on September