Combined admissions test won’t be implemented from next year: UGC

  • November 29, 2023

Professor Dr. Muhammad Alamgir, Chairman (Additional) of the University Grants Commission (UGC), said that the admissions test for public colleges will be held in a cluster system instead of the single entry system that was planned before. This will happen during the academic year 2023–24. He said these things as the main speaker at a meeting with partners on Wednesday as part of putting UGC’s integrity strategy action plan for the financial year 2023-2024 into action.

“The UGC took the initiative to set up a single entrance exam for all public universities,” Professor Alamgir said. In this case, a committee was set up, and after a lot of talk, an ordinance was also written.

“However, for reasons that couldn’t be helped, it hasn’t been possible to set up a single admissions test for the next school year.”So, just like last year, the admissions test will be given in groups during the next school year. Earlier, the UGC told all public universities that starting with the next school year, they would have to use a single government-run admissions test to accept students.

The University Grants Commission said that having only one test will make it easier for people to get into college and save them time and money.

During the meeting, the head of the UGC asked universities that are not in the cluster system, such as Dhaka University and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), to join this year.

The chairman said that the commission is now going to figure out what subjects each university will teach and how many students each university will have, taking into account both the domestic and foreign situations. He said that the UGC’s main job is to keep higher education high-quality, make sure there is a good place to do study, and give universities the money they need.