DU to renew accepting functions from March 15
The web utility course of for undergraduate programs at Dhaka College (DU) within the 2020-21 tutorial session has been suspended until March 15.
The transfer comes following a number of technical points, together with glitches within the admission web site.
Dr Md Mustafizur Rahman, convener of the college’s on-line admission committee, confirmed the matter on Thursday.
In response to sources, following the inauguration of the web admission utility course of on March 8, college students confronted a number of issues whereas making an attempt to entry the DU web site.
Dhaka Tribune discovered the web site to be down a number of occasions since Wednesday. Candidates, when contacted, mentioned that even the one-time password (OTP) required for logging into the web site was not working correctly.
“Further time can be given to the scholars following the top of the applying interval on March 31,” mentioned Dr Mustafizur Rahman, who’s a professor on the establishment’s laptop science and engineering (CSE) division.
He mentioned: “From the very starting of the method, many reported that they have been going through technical points whereas making an attempt to make use of the admission web site. This may occasionally have occurred attributable to a surge within the variety of candidates this yr.”
“The variety of functions quadrupled this time. Within the first 48 hours of the admission course of, nearly 105,500 functions have been obtained for the 5 models. This put a number of stress on the admission web site,” he added.
“In 2019, some 270,000 functions have been obtained by the college. However this time the numbers could surpass the 350,000 mark because the go charge is larger since extra college students have gotten promoted,” he mentioned.
“At current, the web site can deal with a complete of 4,500 folks concurrently. The capability of the web site can be elevated within the subsequent three days, following which no less than 12,000 candidates will be capable to go to the web site on the identical time.
“Assets are being introduced from completely different departments. Issues can be configured and we’ll resume accepting functions from March 15,” Dr Mustafizur Rahman added.
First yr honours admission exams will start on Might 21, with the “Ka” unit take a look at held in eight divisional cities for the primary time because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Altogether 7,133 seats can be found this yr, together with 1,810 underneath “Ka” (science) unit, 2,378 underneath “Kha” (arts) unit, 1,250 underneath “Ga” (enterprise research) unit, 1,560 underneath “Gha” (mixed) unit and 135 underneath “Cha” unit.
Following the admission take a look at for DU’s “Ka” (A) unit on Might 21, the “Kha” (B) unit take a look at can be held on Might 22, “Ga” (C) unit on Might 27, “Gha” (D) unit on Might 28 and “Cha” (E) unit on June 5.
The exams will start at 11am every day and can finish at 12:30pm.
All examinees should reply MCQs carrying 60 marks and a written take a look at carrying 40 marks, besides “Cha” unit, the place candidates should reply MCQs of 40 marks and a written take a look at of 60 marks.
For the “Ka” unit, candidates might want to have no less than a grade level common (GPA) of three.5 in each SSC and HSC or equal exams and a mixed GPA of 8.5.
For the “Kha” unit, candidates can be required to have a minimal GPA of three and a mixed GPA of 8 within the SSC and HSC exams.
College students making use of for the “Ga” unit might want to have a minimal GPA of three.5 in each SSC and HSC, and a mixed GPA of 8.
Solely 20 marks can be added primarily based on outcomes on the SSC and HSC exams, versus 80 within the earlier yr’s admission exams.