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BUET admission test likely to be deferred

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 17:10, 8 May 2021  
BUET admission test likely to be deferred

The admission test of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) is likely to be deferred due to the coronavirus situation. 

The admission test organizing committee is going to hold a meeting on Sunday (May 9) to take a final decision in this regard. The meeting will start at noon on the day.

It was learned on Saturday (May 8) that several members of the admission test organizing committee and the academic council have expressed their support for not holding the admission test in the current situation.

BUET authorities want to defer the test due to the inability to do ancillary work due to the lockdown, the possibility of increasing the lockdown and many other reasons. The Admission Test Organizing Committee will meet tomorrow (Sunday) to decide what to do in this situation.

Although it was decided to defer the examination at Sunday’s meeting, the final decision will be taken at the meeting of the Academic Council. However, the Academic Council meeting will be held after the lockdown.

Besides, the new date of admission test may be announced in the meeting of the university council after Eid after discussing with everyone.

Professor Khandaker Sabbir Ahmed, Chairman of BUET’s Admission Test Organizing Committee and Dean of the Department of Architecture, said, “We are preparing for the three-day test on May 31, June 1 and June 10. We have a meeting tomorrow (Sunday) where we may discuss on deferring the exam. We will take a decision considering the overall situation.”

BUET Vice-Chancellor Professor Satya Prasad Majumder said, “It is difficult for us to conduct the admission test on the previously announced date due to the coronavirus situation. There is a lot of works related to the test, but it was not possible to do it due to the ongoing lockdown. In that case, we think the test should be deferred.”