Monday, August 13, 2012
No admission test this year
There will be no admission tests for public and private medical
colleges this year as students will be enrolled on the basis of their
SSC and HSC results.
This was decided at a meeting at the health
ministry yesterday with Health and Family Welfare Minister AFM Ruhal
Haque in the chair.
The meeting decided that the candidates must
have at least a combined GPA of 8 in Secondary School Certificate (SSC)
and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) to apply for admission, said an
official who attended the meeting.
The official, however, said the
authorities were yet to decide on the minimum individual GPA required
in SSC and HSC or outline the technical details of how to fill up the
limited seats with students from amongst thousands of top-graders
applying for admission to medical colleges.
"For foreign students, their GPA-7 will be equivalent to our GPA-8," the official added.
in the ministry said the decision was made to prevent irregularities
centering around admission tests. Besides, holding the admission tests
is a huge task, and the risk of question papers leaking out always
remains, they added.
Earlier, students were enrolled in the
medical colleges through admission tests. The government last year took a
combined medical and dental admission test for both public and private
Health Secretary Humayun Kabir, senior officers
of the ministry, representatives of Bangladesh Medical Association and
representatives of private medical colleges were present at the meeting.
are 22 government medical colleges that can accommodate around 2,811
students while 53 private medical colleges have 4,245 seats. Last year,
around 40,000 candidates applied for admission.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
No admission test in medical colleges this year
There will be no admission test in government and private medical
colleges this year as the authorities are going to enroll students based
on their SSC and HSC results.
The candidates, who have
combined GPA of 8 in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher
Secondary Certificate (HSC), can apply for the admission, Bangla daily
Prothom Alo reports.
Health and family welfare ministry took the decision at a meeting on Sunday.
and Family Welfare Minister Dr AFM Ruhal Haque, Health Secretary
Humayun Kabir, Senior officers of the ministry, representatives of
Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) and representatives of private