The admission tests for the first-year honours classes at Rajshahi University (RU) in the 2020-2021 academic session are scheduled to be held from October 4 to 6, BSS reports.
According to the schedule, the admission test for 'C' Unit comprising the faculties of science and agriculture will be held on October 4, 2021, 'A' unit comprising the faculties of arts, law, social sciences, and fine arts and Institute of Education and Research on October 5 and 'B' Unit consisting of Business Studies faculty and Institute of Business Administration on October 6.
RU sources said the tests will be held in three shifts - from 9.30 am to 10.30 am, 12 noon to 1 pm and 3 pm to 4 pm - every day.
Detailed admission-related information will be available on the website - www.ru.ac.bd - of the university.
To make the test successful, a multi-sectoral meeting was already held at the City Bhaban office with Rajshahi city Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton in the chair on Friday.
The meeting was addressed, among others, by RU Vice-Chancellor Prof Golam Sabbir Sattar, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Sultan-Ul-Islam, Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Abu Kalam Siddique, Director of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital Brig Gen Shamim Yazdani, and Deputy Commissioner of Rajshahi Abdul Jalil.
The RU VC told the meeting that around 133,000 students will appear in the entry test and around 45,000 every day on average. "But, we are being compelled to take the test keeping the dormitories shut due to the Covid-19 pandemic," he added.
The meeting discussed and devised ways and means on how to overcome the accommodation crisis of the admission seekers during the test in the city.