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Dhaka University

Almost all secondary schools on track

Almost all secondary schools on track

Amid criticism over abysmal results in the Dhaka University admission tests, a nationwide assessment survey report has drawn a rosy picture of secondary education with findings that nearly half of the secondary schools are performing well. Of the 18,425 institutions surveyed, 1,020 are listed as top-performing, 9,098 as well-performing and 7,319 as moderate-performing in...

No second chance?

DHAKA University, once called the Oxford of the East, hardly makes headlines these days for its once “glorious faculty and academic excellence.” Now student politics, fights and the occasional brandishing of a gun make news. Then there is the other kind of news Dhaka University makes, more related to academics, but no less absurd. First, we heard of question paper leaks, then of only 2 students passing the admission exam for the English department and now the drama regarding...

Wise up to online share trade

Afiya Khanum, a business graduate from Dhaka University, wants to buy and sell shares from home through her smartphone, thanks to the time-saving benefits and growing popularity of internet. The 35-year-old housewife, who lives in Dhanmondi, attended Chittagong Stock Exchange's internet trade fair to know the process of online share trade using devices such as smartphones, tabs, laptops and desktop computers. “I don't want to visit a brokerage house to trade in the stockmarket in the age of internet,” she said....

2nd Chance For Du Admission

Candidates submit memo to VC

A group of six candidates, who sat for the Dhaka University admission tests this year, submitted a memorandum to DU Vice Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique yesterday, urging the authorities to withdraw their decision of not allowing candidates to sit for the tests more than once. The group gave an ultimatum -- either the authorities withdraw the decision in three days, or face a mass gathering of the demonstrators on the Central Shaheed Minar premises on October 25. Earlier around 11:30am,...

DU admission seekers give 3-day ultimatum

DU admission seekers give 3-day ultimatum

Admission seekers demonstrating against the new rules submitted a memo threatening a three-day ultimatum to the Dhaka University vice-chancellor this morning. A six-member delegation of the protestors handed the memorandum to Vice-Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique at 11:30am demanding withdrawal of the provision that bars candidates a second try at the university entrance tests,...

National prof Salahuddin passes away

National prof Salahuddin passes away

National Professor and renowned historian Salahuddin Ahmed passed away yesterday at the age of 92. He was laid to eternal rest at Banani Graveyard with state honour after Maghrib prayers. Earlier, his namaz-e-janaza was held at Dhaka University's central mosque after Asar prayers. Prof Salahuddin, who was awarded the Ekushey Padak and had helped the...

5 DU admission seekers held for demo

5 DU admission seekers held for demo

Police today detained five admission seekers demonstrating for reinstating the provision to appear for Dhaka University entry tests twice. According to pre-announced schedule, the admission seekers tried to stage a demonstration at Teachers-Students Centre (TSC) intersection in Dhaka University this morning, reports our campus correspondent. Confirming the detention, Krishna Pada Roy, a sub-inspector of Shahbagh...

Admission Test

Students protest DU decision

Students protest DU decision

Over a hundred examinees, who took the Dhaka University admission test this year staged demonstration on the campus yesterday protesting the authorities' decision to discontinue the opportunity to sit twice for admission tests. In one and a half hour demonstration, the protesters urged the authorities not to implement the decision form next year, calling...

Students protest DU new admission decision

Students protest DU new admission decision

Several hundred students on Friday staged demonstration on the Dhaka University campus protesting the authorities’ decision not to allow students to sit for the DU admission test twice. Sources said several hundred students under the banner of general students held a rally at the TSC on the campus in the morning demanding cancellation of...

Editorial

Relaxing eligibility criteria of admission

THE English Department at Dhaka University has been compelled to relax its requirements for admission after the shockingly poor performance of applicants hoping to pursue higher education in English. Although this move was necessary to fill the required number of seats and to give aspiring students a chance to study in the esteemed institution, we are concerned that the 'solution' is a band-aid one, addressing only the symptoms rather than the cause of the problem. The admission tests and low...

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