Admission tests for Rajshahi University's 2020-2021 session will require students to appear in person, in spite of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, university authorities have confirmed.
The decision was taken at an academic council meeting held at the university senate building yesterday morning, said a press release.
The academic council made it clear that first year honours admission seekers will have to participate in the test by appearing in person, not online. Most of the teachers present at the meeting opined in favor of hosting the exam on university campus, said Prof Abdul Alim, a syndicate member.
However, details on how they plan to host the exams during the pandemic are yet to be decided, which will be finalised after the admission test committee's meeting.
In addition, on the issue of whether to permit honours degree holders to participate in the university's convocation, the academic council decided to let them participate alongside masters graduates, prof Alim told The Daily Star.
Meanwhile, a decision was reached to set up a "Bangabandhu Chair" in the Institute of Bangladesh Studies (IBS) of the university. The Bangabandhu Chair will be elected for every two academic years.
It will be awarded on the basis of work, literature, research, special contribution in the field of education etc.