DU to take exams in person from July 1


DHAKA, June 1, 2021 (BSS) – The Dhaka University authorities have decided to hold the examinations of honours and masters classes in-person from July 1 maintaining the health protocols, if the Covid-19 situation improves.

The postponed examination of honours and masters will be held from June 15, acting Dean of university’s Business faculty Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdul Moyeen told BSS.

The decisions came from the university’s academic council meeting held virtually today at university’s Abdul Matin Chowdhury Virtual Classroom with Vice Chancellor Dr Akhtaruzzaman in the chair.

“The residential halls will not be opened before all the students get vaccinated. So, students have to manage their accommodation by themselves during the exams”, said Abdul Moyeen.

The university authorities also decided to hold all the examinations online except for Lab tests, if the Covid-19 situation worsens, he added.

To reduce the academic losses, they also prepared a ‘Recovery Plan’ which included reducing the duration of semester from 6 months to 4 months and yearly exam from 12 months to 8 months.

DU Pro-VC (academic) Dr ASM Maksud Kamal, Pro-VC (Administration) Dr Mohammad Samad, DU Treasurer Dr Mamtaj Uddin Ahmed, Deans of faculties, provosts of halls, Chairmen of departments and academic council members, among others, joined the meeting.