Despite the risk of coronavirus infection, the country’s top five public universities are reluctant to enroll in cluster systems. In the meantime, four universities have announced that they will take the direct exams. If it is not possible to come up with an integrated or grouping system in this situation, the Minister of Education has proposed clusters of at least four universities under the 1973 decree. And the Bangladesh University of Engineering (BUET) has been proposed to lead the universities of science and technology.
It is known that if the big universities do not come looking for admission, other universities will also be in a dilemma. Students and parents will have to race across the country in Corona. A worthy student must attend the admission test in at least 10 places. This will increase the risk of corona infection among students. Either way, efforts are being made to bring all universities in a lot of admissions.
Sources said, Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Vice-Rector of Jahangirnagar University Farzana Islam, Vice Chancellor of Rajshahi University Abdus Sobhan and vice president of Bangladesh University of Engineering. The Minister of Education, Dr. Satya Prasad Majumdar, had a meeting last Sunday. Dipu Moni. If it is not possible for them to come for integrated admission, they were invited to come in a group system. If that is not possible, a special group of four universities has been proposed according to the 1973 ordinance. If necessary, it will also have meetings with the academic councils and unions of the universities, said the minister.
Meanwhile, at the Vice Chancellor’s Council meeting on October 18, a proposal was made about the online exam. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University VC Professor for online admission test. A software by Munaj Ahmed Noor was suggested. The University Grants Commission (UGC) is requested by the University Council to verify whether it is possible to take the admission test online in this software. The UGC called a meeting of experts to check the software on Tuesday.
Worried people said. The software proposed by Munaj Ahmed Noor is not new. This software is still being tested at several universities in China. But the number of students is very low, no more than 20-25 people. How logical and safe it would be to take thousands of students to the existing Internet system is questionable. However, some VCs are involved in the software business. Various software was purchased at National University through the Digital University VC. In addition, he bought more than one software at his own university.
UGC member Prof Muhammad Alamgir told Kaler Kanth: “A meeting was called today to check the software mentioned by the university council. Information technology specialists will be here. However, my idea is not online, this time the admission test will be straightforward.
He added that the Ministry of Education and the UGC are doing everything possible to alleviate the situation of the students. Of the 39 universities, 34 still agree to batch admission.
The vice-rector of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Professor Farid Uddin Ahmed, said: ‘We have not yet made a final decision on admission. But whatever I do, I will do considering the interests of the students. If the admission test initiative is taken in a batch system, we will take this initiative. If BUET is under the leadership of a group of science and technology universities, we have no objection.