‘Cluster system’ for university entrance tests

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 18:57, Feb 26, 2020 | Updated : 19:04, Feb 26, 2020

Admission TestThe University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to use cluster admission test system for the academic year 2020-21 after top public universities in the country refused to accept the uniform admission system proposed earlier.
The decision was made at meeting between UGC Chairman Kazi Shahidullah and vice-chancellors of 34 public universities, at UGC office in Dhaka on Wednesday (Feb 26).
As per the decision, the new cluster system will host separate examinations for agriculture, science and technology, engineering and general section for all public universities.
Earlier, the UGC proposed a single exam for public university admission regardless of the specific faculty or subject preferred by individual examinees.
However, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka University (DU), Chittagong University (CU), Jahangirnagar University (JU) and Rajshahi University (RU) declined not to follow UGC’s centralized entry test for admission.