Cluster admission test in 20 univs deferred, application deadline extended

The cluster system university admission test for 20 universities--general and science and technology—has been suspended due to the surge in the Covid-19 cases.

The entry test was supposed to be held on three separate days from 19 June to 3 July for three groups.

A virtual meeting of the vice chancellors of the universities took the decision on Friday, said Barishal University’s VC Sadequl Arefin.

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He said the meeting also decided to extend the application deadline to 25 June. The date of the exams would be announced later.

The vice chancellor of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Sylhet, professor Farid Uddin Ahmed, earlier on 9 June told Prothom Alo that there is no alternative to rescheduling the admission test.

A total of 20 public universities have decided to hold the admission tests for the 2020-2021 academic session in the cluster system for the first time.

The universities are:

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Islamic University, Khulna University, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Jagannath University, Comilla University, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Jessore University of Science and Technology, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Begum Rokeya University, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, University of Barishal, Rangamati Science and Technology University, Rabindra University, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University, Sheikh Hasina University and Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa Mujib Science and Technology University.