As an example of unique gesture of service, various district-based, political and socio-cultural organizations at Jahangirnagr University (JU) have set up information booths along the main streets of the campus premises with a noble mission to assists admission seekers from their respective districts.
After visiting the campus on Wednesday, this correspondent found the cooperative attitude of the country's only residential university. The temporarily installed information booths were set up to provide information related to admission tests, location of academic buildings and exam rooms.
Even those organization members also arranged accommodation for admission seekers for staying during exam period though most of the admission seekers were unknown to them. Not only those volunteers informed them such information but sometimes they also escorted them to exam halls. Volunteers also informed them about exam schedule and their exam results over mobile phone.
Besides, the political organizations have prohibited their regular activities which caused fear among the admission seekers like procession, showdowns and public gatherings. Some of 30 to 40 stalls were voluntarily working during this period of admission exams. Stalls were set up along both the sides of the road from the main gate of the University to TSC. The admission tests for the first year honours programmes of JU under the 2015-16 session began on Sunday.
The day's admission tests were held in different shifts with the first shift starting at 9:00 am and the last one at 4:20 pm.
This year the admission tests are being held under eight units. A total of 226,000 applications were submitted through Tele Talk SIM against 2,000 seats. A total of 113 students were contesting for each seat this year.
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Jahangirnagar University unit President Mahmudur Rahman Jony told the Daily Observer, "We have prohibited processions and gathering during exam time so that admission seekers and their parents get frightened. Rather our BCL workers helped them."
Pranab Ghosh, Mymensingh district Samity member and a student of Chemistry, said, "We?ve managed accommodation for at least 50 students. Even we've left our seats for the admission seekers." Debashish, a student of Mosharraf Hossain hall said, "It's a voluntary work and it is a process of warm welcoming tradition of the admission seekers."