No quota in RU admission tests from next year, says VC

Our Correspondent | Published: 13:02, Oct 22,2018


Rajshahi University vice-chancellor Professor M Abdus Sobhan on Monday said that there would be no quota in the university admission tests from next year as the government had abolished the quota in government jobs.

‘As the government scrapped the existing quota system in direct recruitment jobs, there will be no quota in the next year’s admission tests’, he said while briefing with the journalists after visiting the admission centers.

The first year admission tests into bachelor courses for the academic session 2018-2019 began on Monday. A total of 1, 47, 700 applicants will sit for the tests against 4,700 seats under five units this year.

Professor M Abdus Sobhan said, ‘However, the quota for unprivileged area, physically challenged, tribal people might be reserved as the government may reconsider quota for them’.

In a reply he said that the ward quota for the heirs of the university teachers, staffs and employees would be reserved as those are additional, not in the total seat.

‘Fraud syndicates remain active every year and try to leak the question if they find any chink in the system, but there was neither any possibility nor any reason of leaking question papers as the law enforcers along with the university authorities were alert over the issue’, he added.

Pro-vice chancellors Professor Ananda Kumar Saha and Professor Choudhury M Zakaria, student adviser Professor Laila Arjuman Banu, proctor Professor Lutfor Rahman and public relation office administrator Professor Provash Kumar Karmokar were also present at the briefing.


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