Dhaka University won’t adopt uniform admission test | The Daily Star
04:23 PM, February 24, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:01 PM, February 24, 2020

DU, RU won’t adopt uniform admission test

The authorities of Dhaka University and Rajshahi University have decided not to adopt the uniform admission test – initiated by the UGC -- to enrol students.

DU's decision came from a meeting of its Academic Council held at the Senate Building of the university with DU Vice Chancellor Prof M Akhtaruzzman in the chair this afternoon, some teachers present at the meeting told our DU correspondent over phone.

The university will enrol students through its own admission test like before, the teachers added.

The meeting was on till filing of this report around 4:00pm.

RU also came up with its decision at its Academic Council Meeting chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof M Abdus Sobhan.

The meeting was held at the university's Senate Building this afternoon, reports our RU correspondent.

Emerging from the meeting, the RU VC told journalists that the uniform admission test poses risk of question paper leak and uncertainties regarding ensuring the quality.

"We take pride over the fact that there have never been any instance of question paper leak in our admission tests. Also, the standard which we maintain while organising the admission tests… we are not sure if the uniform test will ensure that. Therefore, the Academic Council has decided not to adopt uniform admission test system," he said.

Professor Ashraful Alam Khan, a member of RU Academic Council, also echoed the RU VC's remark.

"Our admission tests are held in cent percent fair and transparent manner. But it is not certain whether other universities will be able to ensure the same level of fairness and transparency. Hence, a confusion remains in this regard," he said.

"We can only adopt the uniform admission test once it is guaranteed that the tests will be held in a better way than ours," he added.

Earlier on January 23, University Grants Commission (UGC) in a meeting decided that a uniform admission test will be held next academic year to enrol students at all public universities in Bangladesh.

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