Public universities will start holding undergraduate admission tests for the 2016-17 session from late September while the exams will continue through to December.
The announcement was made yesterday at a meeting of the Association of Universities of Bangladesh, a platform of vice-chancellors from all public universities.
Dhaka University will hold admission tests for its different units on September 23, 24, 30 and October 21 and 28.
Jagannath University will take its tests on the same dates as the DU, but the exams will be in the evening so the DU-aspirants can also sit for it. The admission tests at Jahangirnagar University, meanwhile, will be held between November 19 and 27.
Outside Dhaka, admission exams for Chittagong University will take place from October 23-31, Rajshahi University from October 23-27; Khulna University from November 2-5; Barisal University on November 18 and 19; and Comilla University on December 2, 3 and 9.
Students will be able to appear in admission tests for Bangladesh University of Professionals on October 14, 15, 21 and 22; and for Rangpur’s Begum Rokeya University from November 13-17.
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) will hold its test on October 22; Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (Cuet) on November 5; Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (Ruet) on October 26; Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (Kuet) on November 26 and Bangladesh Textile University on November 18.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University in Gazipur will have its admission test on November 8, Bangladesh Agricultural University in Mymensingh on October 19, Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University on December 9, Sylhet Agricultural University on November 25, and Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University on December 3.
The tentative dates for admission tests will now be sent to the home minister.