NU Adsmission Result of Bangladesh 2014 www.nu.edu.bdEighty-three percent of the candidates have cleared the test, 49 percent of them are female, a media statement from the university said.
The results will be made available on the university’s website (www.nu.edu.bd/admissions) at 9pm on Monday.
A total of 413,454 students sat for the admission test on Dec 27.
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On condition of anonymity, a member of the admission committee told bdnews24.com an official of the University’s Computer Department had made considerable changes in the answer sheets attached to the question papers making a difference of at least 30 marks.
As a result of this, he apprehended that many undeserving candidates would unduly get admission into the university.
He also feared that the official concerned has already convinced the University administration in the meantime.
The member of the admission committee said, “In some answer scripts the differences were in the range of 30 to 40 marks. The manipulation was most evident in case of English. Those that might have scored as few as four marks were later found to have secured as many as 20 marks.”
“Generally information of the aspiring students are stored in two parts in the computer. However, this year the manipulation was done after the admission tests, with the connivance of the Computer Department of the university, whereby many undeserving candidates will get admission,” he said.
He said, “There are two segments on the OMR Sheet of the admission tests. One is answer script segment while the other contains information pertaining to the examinees. On the answer script segment, there is no scope for any revision.”
However he stated that revision could be made if any examinee commits any mistake in writing his information.
He further alleged, “This year many discrepancies were noticed, when the two segments were scanned at the University’s Computer Department.”
He informed that to avert malpractices in admission tests, for last several years information were collected through outsourcing.
“This year BUET’s Institute of Information and Computer Technology (IICT) was given the responsibilities. After discharging its responsibilities, it prepared a CD. After that information of the Computer Department of the Gazipur National University were surveyed and at that time the anomalies occurred.”
The admission tests were held in three Departments—Science, Humanities and Commerce. Chemistry and Physics are compulsory subjects for the students of Science stream, while they can opt for anyone from Biology and Maths.
For Humanities, English, Bengali and General Knowledge are compulsory subjects while a candidate needs to take examination in any of the four out of the 12 Humanities subjects. On the other hand, students of Commerce need to take examinations in all the Commerce subjects.
As per the National University’s data, 426000 forms were collected online this year, out of which 414000 took the admission tests.
According to the member of the admission committee, changes were made in around 1500 answer scripts. And for this he held Director of the Computer Department of the National University Mominul Islam responsible.
“Along with Mominul, some student leaders are also involved in this. This racket is very influential. It had already convinced the University administration by the time we came to know about the discrepancies and informed the administration,” he said.
“When we took up the matter with the Vice Chancellor and the Pro Vice Chancellor, they got angry with us for seeing the raw data.”
Associate Professor of the BUET’s IICT Shah Alam, reached for comment, said, “It will not be appropriate for us to comment on this since it is a matter of the National University.”
He suggested that head of the admission committee should be contacted.
When head of the Computer Department of the University Mominul Islam was contacted, he disconnected his cell phone the moment he was told that the caller was a journalist.