DU relaxes requirements for bachelor admission

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The authorities of Dhaka University (DU) relaxed required qualification of students for taking part in the admission test for 1st year honors courses under the academic session 2015-16.
A drop in performance in HSC and equivalent exams this year has prompted the DU to relax its entrance requirements. The grade point average (GPA) needed for DU admission last year minus the fourth subject has been revised – similar grade including the fourth subject has been set as the benchmark for applying for admission this year.
Vice-Chancellor of DU AAMS Arefin Siddique on August 12, 2015, “We have taken into consideration the HSC results which were not as good as last year. So we are allowing inclusion of fourth subject to meet the required GPA.”
The success rate in this year’s HSC exams has dropped to 69.60 percent from last year’s 78.33 percent. A total of 42,894 students scored GPA-5 against 70,602 in 2014. The university also decided the dates of the admission tests, and collection and submission of the forms.
Students will be able to apply online for the admission to Bachelor (Honors) courses in 2015-16 academic session from August 24, 2015 to September 10, 2015. The admission test fee is unchanged at Tk. 350/-. The tests will start with ‘Kha’ unit on October 09, 2015.
‘Cha’ unit’s general test will be held on October 10, 2015. This unit’s drawing test will be held on October 17, 2015. ‘Ga’ unit test will be held on October 16, 2015; ‘Ka’ unit on October 30, 2015 and ‘Gha’ unit on November 06, 2015.
Students willing to take the ‘Ka’ unit test have to have GPA 8 combined in SSC and HSC or equivalent tests under science or agricultural science streams in general education boards or science stream under madrasa board. The students, who passed the HSC or equivalents tests under humanities stream and have a total GPA 7 in the SSC and HSC or equivalents tests, will be able to take the ‘Kha’ unit test.
For the ‘Ga’ unit test, the students who passed HSC from business studies stream or completed diploma in business studies or business management, and have a total of 7.5 GPA, are eligible. Students from all streams will be able to apply for the ‘Gha’ unit test. Humanities students have to have a total GPA of 7 in SSC and HSC, science 8, and business studies 7.5, to sit the test of this unit. Any student having a grade point below 3 in any subject in HSC or equivalent examination will not be able to apply for this unit’s test.
For the ‘Cha’ unit, the minimum total GPA is 6.5, and the students have to have a minimum GPA-3 in SSC or HSC tests. The points earned in the fourth or optional subjects will be counted in all these total grade points. English medium students with at least four B-grades and three C-grades out of five O-level and two A-level subjects will also be able to apply.