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No fresh chance for admission to DU

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Staff Reporter
Dhaka University authorities on Tuesday decided not to allow freshly passed HSC students to appear in its admission tests for the second time for the 2015-16 academic session, aiming to create an equal opportunity for all the aspirants.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the DU admission committee at its Senate Building.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, Dhaka University Vice Chancellor Prof Arefin Siddique said, “Students who fail to get enrolled in the university in the year they passed HSC will not be able to reappear in the Dhaka University admission tests the following year from the 2015-16 academic session”.
He further said those seeking admission to the DU will be eligible for the admission tests only in their passing year as allowing old students for the second time can deprive the first time admission seekers.
The VC also defended their decision saying they have taken the move to ensure fair chance for all students and make sure that no seat remains vacant.
He also observed that the admission seekers who sit for the test for the second time have a tendency to resort to fraud in the admission tests with the help of some coaching centers as they found those who have been held for admission test deception most of them are of the second-time admission aspirants.
The DU admission committee meeting also relaxed the conditions for enrolment in English department reducing the requirement of 18 from 20 points in General English and 8 from 15 in Elective English in the admission test for the current session.