Dhaka University authorities have rescheduled its admission test for the session 2020-21 of honour's first year, as the Covid-19 situation is deteriorating.
The decision was made in an emergency meeting of the General admission Committee, held virtually yesterday and presided by Vice Chancellor Prof M Akhtaruzzaman.
The Public Relations office of the university issued a press release in this regard.
According to the release, the Faculty of Fine Arts admission test (general knowledge part) will be held on July 31 instead of June 5, and its other part (drawing) will be announced later. The exam for Faculty of Science (Ka unit) will be on August 6, which was supposed to be held on May 21.
Arts Faculty (Kha unit) exam will be on August 7 instead of May 22; Faculty of Business studies (Ga unit) on August 13 instead of May 27 and the Social Science Faculty (Gha unit) exam will be on August 14, instead of May 28.
According to the rescheduled dates, candidates of all units can download their admit card from July 10 until 30 minutes before the exam. All conditions and directions will remain unchanged.
Meanwhile, authorities of Bangladesh University Engineering and Technology (Buet) are yet to decide on changing the test date.
"Schedule for the test will remain unchanged unless the ongoing lockdown is extended," Buet VC Prof Satya Prasad Majumder on told The Daily Star last Saturday.
But on April 26, the government extended the ongoing lockdown till May 5.
However, the date of Buet admission test has remained unchanged.
Contacted, Prof Dr Shabbir Ahmed, chairman of admission test committee, said, "We are yet to take a decision on it yet. If necessary, it will be discussed in our academic council meeting."
The first shift of preliminary selection exams are supposed to be held on May 1, and second shifts will be held June 1 before holding the final exam.