The admission steps often baffle our incoming freshmen, so here’s a brief overview, divided into two distinct parts:
STEPS FOR TAKING THE ADMISSION TEST (THE A/ক UNIT):
1. University of Dhaka releases admission circulars for all units every year, sometime around late July to mid-August. These documents always contain the admission steps, dates and requirements.
2. Minimum Admission Requirements in General (subject to change as per the university authority): For those who have passed the SSC and HSC (Science Group), their total GPA should add up to 8.0 (excluding the 4 th subject). For those who have passed the IGCSE O’ Level and IAL/A’ Level, they must have a minimum of 5 subjects in O’ Level and 2 subjects in A’ Level, out of which 4 should have a minimum of B grade and the rest of the 3 subjects should have a minimum of C grade. Usually, candidates who have passed their A’ Level/HSC within 2 years of the admission session are considered for admission.
3. Steps to participate in the admission test (for those who are from the National Curriculum):
Visit http://admission.eis.du.ac.bd (this site usually remains offline and runs only during the admission season).
- Select the “Login” button (আবেদন/লগইন).
- Enter your HSC roll number, Year of completion of the HSC exam, Board Name and SSC roll number. On the following page, you shall see details of your SSC/HSC examination and the list of units to which you are eligible to apply. Select the “Confirm” button.
- Assuming that you haven’t applied to any of the units yet, you will have to upload a photo (the specific size should be available on the web page), a personal mobile phone number and details of quota (if applicable).
- After you have provided all the details, you will have to send an SMS (from any operator) to 16321. The format of the SMS will be available on the web page once you have completed filling up all the fields. You should receive a reply once you send the SMS, which will contain a confirmation code. Enter the confirmation code in the required field and select “Confirm”.
- Your primary step is done! Now whenever you log in to your account, you shall see a green tick in place of the “Apply” Button. You should download the money receipt (in pdf format) from the website. It should look something like this:
4. Steps to participate in the admission test (for those who have passed IGCSE/IAL):
- Before you can apply online, you will have to collect a “Certificate of Equivalence” from the Office of the Dean (the name of the specific dean office should be available in the circular). Take attested copies of your O/A Level certificates and Provisional Results Sheets and some passport size photographs.
You will have to fill up a form and pay a stated amount (৳1000 usually) as a fee.
The staff shall provide you a date of when you may collect the certificate.
- Collect the certificate from the Dean’s Office. On the certificate, you shall see all of your grades converted on the SSC/HSC scale along with equivalent GPA, equivalent board and equivalent Roll Numbers.
- The rest of the steps are exactly the same as the steps for those who have passed SSC/HSC. All you have to do is to create an account by passing in your SSC/HSC equivalent ID, Board and Year of passing as stated in the “Equivalence Certificate”.
5. The admission test:
- Make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before the admission test timing to your test center. The location and seating arrangement of the test center can be found by logging in to your account two days prior to the admission test or by sending an SMS in a specific format, which will be stated on your admit card.
- You may only take pencils, pens, erasers, sharpeners, the admit card, passport (for IGCSE/IAL passed students) and SSC/HSC marksheets (for SSC/HSC passed students) inside the test center. No mobile phones, calculators or electronic/communication devices are allowed inside the test center.
- The test paper contains 6 sections, each section containing 30 multiple-choice questions. You have to answer any 4 of the 6 sections (120 multiple-choice questions). Total time for the test paper is 90 minutes and total mark is 120. For admission in this department, two of the four sections you answer must be physics and mathematics. In order to pass the admission test, you must receive a minimum of 48 marks and for admission in this department, you must receive a minimum of 12 out of 30 in both physics and mathematics. Remember that wrong answers will cost you 0.25 marks each!
- The total score would be out of 200: 120 from the admission test and 80 from your SSC/HSC or O/A’ Level GPA. The final merit list would be prepared as per this rule. The date is usually written on the circular and you may know your results by logging in to your account.
STEPS FOR TAKING ADMISSION IN THE DEPARTMENT:
Congratulations! You have aced the admission test and is now officially a part of this institution (well, after a few more formalities, you shall be one). Well, let’s look at how you may take admission in this department.
- 1. Considering that you are within the top 1200 in the merit list, you may safely assume that you can have a shot at grabbing one of the 70 non-conditional (5 seats are reserved for quota) seats of the department. After logging in to your account, you will have to fill up a choice form, which lists all of your choices as you prioritize them. Make sure Electrical and Electronic Engineering is at the top of your choice list! Submit the form online and take a printout.
- 2. Afterwards, you will be given a notice on the admission website to join the interview. Take your SSC/HSC or O/A Level certificates, marksheets/provisional results sheets, the admit card you used to take the admission test and the printout of the choice form to the interview. Don’t worry, this interview is just a formality, not a do-or-die mission like the admission test. The interviewers shall take all of your documents except the admit card.
- 3. Continue checking your account. After a few days, a notice should appear on your account. Hopefully, you should’ve grabbed a seat! You will have to visit our beloved department for some departmental formalities. The departmental formalities will take around a week and around 16000 in cash. The formalities vary from year to year but this mostly include:
- Filling up some forms.
- Paying transcript fees in the department.
- Visiting the hall and registering yourself, filling up hall fee receipts
- Visiting the bank and paying all the required fees.
- 4.Attend the orientation and start your classes. Congratulations! You are now officially a part of this department!
- Filling up some forms.