68 students' fate uncertain
Sixty-eight admission seekers under 'Gha' unit of Dhaka University (DU) did not get admit cards for the admission test.
DU authorities said the forms were collected and submitted through unfair means and that is why they did not issue admit cards.
The admission test of 'Gha' unit is scheduled to be held on November 28.
Students said they had collected and submitted the admission forms from Khulna branch of the UCC coaching centre.
Around 30 applicants and their guardians yesterday urged social science faculty dean Prof Harun-or-Rashid to issue the admit cards.
Prof Harun told them that the admission forms were collected and submitted illegally.
Sources said coaching centres in the city collect admission forms from universities and submit the filled forms to respective universities collecting from the applicants those living out side of Dhaka city. The couching centres also charge extra money for the job.
Sources said DU authorities on October 19 held an employee of the UCC coaching centre with 150 forms of 'Gha' unit from the campus and handed him over to police.
Abdullah Al Mamun, an admission seeker, told reporters that they had collected the form a teacher of UCC's Khulna branch to save the transportation cost.
He also said the UCC Khulna branch teacher Palash charged extra money than actual price of the forms and assured him of the admit card.
He said Prof Harun has told them that he would consider issuing of admit cards if they can bring the persons from whom they collected the admission forms.
"But, how we will bring 'Palash Bhai' (UCC teacher) as he is not receiving my phone", Mamun added with frustration.
While contacted Palash told reporters that he is not involved with the process.
UCC Director Kamal Patwari told reporters that they have provided the authority to collect and submit the admission forms to the branches in the city. He also said they would not take responsibility about anything happens at the branches outside the city.
Admission seekers told reporters that they would file case against the responsible persons of the coaching centre if they do not get admit cards.