Published : Sunday, 8 November, 2020 at 11:50 PM, Update: 09.11.2020 12:06:53 AM
The authorities of Dhaka University (DU) have decided to abolish the undergraduate admission tests for D and E units held for enrolment in the universityâ€™s Social Science and Fine Arts Faculties, respectively, from the 2021-22 academic year.
Hence, the university will conduct the intake tests for three units --Science, Arts, and Business Studies-- the DU Deansâ€™ Committee finalized in a meeting on Sunday.
However, the undergraduate-level entry tests for the forthcoming academic session at the university will be held under the existing rules.
DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr M Akhtaruzzaman, who chaired the meeting, told reporters that the decision was made keeping in mind the three core groups--- Science, Arts and Business Studiesâ€”at the higher secondary level.
â€œBut the three units (at the university), for which the tests will be conducted, will be named later on,â€ he said.
The outline about the tests for the three units will be prepared after a series of discussions and examinations by the DU authorities, he added.
Saying that the move will come into effect from the 2021-2022 academic year, the DU VC revealed that there will be no intake exams for the D unit under the Social Science Faculty and E unit under Fine Arts Faculty from then on.
According to him, the move is aimed to reduce the number of honours admission tests and stress of admission-seekers.