BCL leader, 13 others held for cheating in DU entrance test

20 Oct 2017, 13:10 | updated: 20 Oct 2017, 18:55

University Correspondent
Bangladesh Chhatra League central committee leader Mohiuddin Rana

Dhaka: Fourteen students, including a leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League(BCL), have been detained from different centres for cheating and adopting unfair means during 'Gha unit' bachelor entry test of DU for the academic session of 2017-2018.

Two DU students - Mohiuddin Rana of Physics Department and Abdullah Al Mamun of Applied Chemistry Department, who is also a central leader of BCL, are among the detainees.

The other detainees are Nur Mohammad Mahbub, Farhadul Alam Rana, Ishraq Hossain Rafi, Abdullah Al-Mukim, Rishad Kabir, Asaduzzaman Minarul, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Joy Kumar Saha, Rezwana Sheikh Shobha, Mashuka Nasrin, Tariqul Islam, Nasirul Haque Nahid.

Police and university proctorial team detained them from different examination centers, said DU Acting proctor Prof M Amzad Ali.

The written test for admission into first year honours under 'Gha unit' of Dhaka University (DU) for the academic session of 2017-2018 was held from 10:00am to 11:00am.

DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md. Akhtaruzzaman, treasurer Prof Dr Md. Kamal Uddin, acting Dean of the Social Science Faculty and Coordinator of Gha Unit Admission Test Prof Sadeka Halim visited different examination halls.

A total of 98,054 candidates appeared in the entry test this year against 1,610 seats. Some 61 applicants contested against each seat under the unit.