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College admissions begin June 6

02 June,2015

RTNN News Desk: The education ministry has directed all public and private colleges to start the admission process from June 6.

Classes will start from July 1.

Like in previous years, the ministry issued a guideline on Monday for admission based on the SSC and equivalent exam results.

Results published on Saturday showed 87.04 percent of the candidates cleared the tests this year.

Those who passed in 2013 and 2014 can also apply.

Educational institutions will have to complete the admissions online.

Colleges can fix the minimum eligibility for entry. Co-ed colleges in rural areas will have to reserve 10 percent of the seats for female students.

Diploma courses will enrol students from the merit list based on a 50-mark written test and another 50-mark based on students’ GPA.

Candidates can apply for admission by sending text messages from Teletalk numbers from June 6-18 but those who have sought a review of their results can apply until June 21.

Lists of eligible candidates will be published on June 25 and students will be able to enrol till June 30.

They will have to pay late admission fee for admission between July 1 and July 26.

Candidates can apply online by paying Tk 150. They can choose five colleges and pay Tk 120 for each.

Ninety percent of the seats at colleges in seven divisional headquarters will be open to all. Of the rest, 5 percent will be reserved as ‘freedom fighter quota’.

Educational institutions in rural or municipal areas cannot charge more than Tk 1,000 while the amount is Tk 2,000 for colleges in Sadar Upazilas.

Colleges in metropolitan areas other than Dhaka cannot charge students more than Tk 3,000.

Regularised educational institutions in Dhaka metropolitan can charge a maximum Tk 5,000. Partially regularised institutions can charge a maximum of Tk 9,000 for Bangla medium and Tk 10,000 for English medium.

No educational institution can charge over Tk 3,000 in the development sector.

The ministry, warning against charging additional fees, has asked to lower admission fee for poor, meritorious and physically challenged students.

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