DU language institute
In this modern age of information technology, English language skills work as a factor for development. Without knowing English it is impossible to succeed in life. But there is no scope of learning English language effectively in our current syllabus of Bengali medium. Students are trying to improve their English language skills in different ways. In this respect, the modern language institute of Dhaka University is playing a vital role. At present, junior certificate, senior certificate, short diploma courses (1 year duration) are going on at this institute. But except the short course, all the other courses are only for the students of Dhaka University. This type of conservative system in an institute of DU is really unfortunate. It may be mentioned that no admission test is required to get admitted in these courses, rather only a placement test for grading the students is taken. If needed competitive admission test may be taken for outside students to get admitted in these programmes. It may be mentioned that students of DU also take help from different private coaching centres for preparing themselves to take participate in different English language testing systems like -IELTS, TOEFL, GMAT, GRE, SAT etc, though they have the opportunity to be skilled in English language at their modern language institute. So, this type of conservative approach has no practical value. Besides the course fee for a 50-hour short course for a DU student is Tk 1000-1200. On the other hand, for outsiders the fee is Tk 5,200. While the above mentioned private coaching takes Tk 3,000-3,500 for such a course. This is really funny.
The government provides crores of taka as subsidy each year to Dhaka University. So why should it charge so high for a language course?