Controversy draws over shift system admission test

:: JU Correspondent ::

The admission test of first year honors courses under the academic session 2018-19 of Jahangirnagar University (JU) concluded on Wednesday.

Like previous years, the university authority followed shift system admission test process under different faculties and institutes where around eight thousand students could participate in each shift till dawn to dusk.
However, a controversy has been drawn over the shift system admission tests process as the faculties did not allegedly maintain the same question pattern for each shift.

During analyzing result, it was found that most of the applicants have secured merit position from a particular that proves there were some problems in maintaining uniform question pattern, thinking concerned personalities.
A little number of students has placed in merit list from other shifts.

In ‘A’ unit test under Mathematical and Physical Sciences faculty, a total of 47 applicants from second shift have placed in merit list in top hundred positions for both males and females though the tests were held in eight shifts.

Analyzing the results, it appeared that a little number of applicants have secured position in merit list from other shift where only one candidates from eight shift have placed in merit list between top one hundred.
In ‘C’ unit test under Arts and Humanities faculty, most of the applicants from first shift have secured position in merit list.

Analyzing top hundred positions in the merit lists, a total of 56 male and 68 female applicants from first shift have secured position in merit list in science category where none applicants have secured position in 4th shift.
In ‘B’ unit tests under Social Sciences faculty, most of the applicants from fourth shift have secured position in the merit list.

Among the top 50 positions for both male and female, a total of 26 male and 24 female applicants get position from the fourth shift.

Meanwhile, students of Madrasah were reportedly discriminated in the admission test result under Arts and Humanities faculty (C unit).

Only11 seats for male and 2 seats for female students of Madrasah have fixed for them though total number of seat is 337.

About such controversy, this correspondent talked to deans of respective faculties.

Contacted, Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences faculty Professor Ajit Kumar Majumder said, ‘We tried to make similar question pattern for each shift. None will raise question about our question pattern’.

Dean of Arts and Humanities Faculty Professor Mozammel Haque said, ‘Maximum meritorious students may take part in a particular shift. Only for question pattern, students from a particular shift have secured position in merit list may not right’.

About the madrasah students he said, ‘Generally the madrasah students are not interested to study in some subject in our faculty including Fine Arts, Drama and Dramatics, Philosophy etc though we gave them chance some of them in here’.

About the controversy, JU Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic) Professor Nurul Alam said, ‘It is very tough to form uniform question pattern for each shift. We will consider such problems in future’.

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