Indian Institutes of Technology team in Dhaka, meeting Bangladeshi students
Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2016-09-05 09:32:21.0 BdST Updated: 2016-09-05 09:32:21.0 BdST
A delegation from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is visiting Bangladesh to meet students interested in pursuing engineering at prestigious Indian institutes.
The delegation met higher secondary students at DPS STS School, Uttara and final year engineering students at Dhaka University campus on Sunday.
They will meet the final year engineering students at BUET at 11am on Monday.
Later, at 3pm on Monday, they will meet the higher secondary students at Aga Khan School in Uttara, the Indian High Commission said.
This is part of the Indian High Commission in Dhaka’s effort to provide an “opportunity” for Bangladesh students to pursue engineering education at the prestigious IITs, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The primary objective of the visit is to make students in Bangladesh aware about the IITs and provide them a clear idea about admission to an IIT.
The delegation will also survey and prepare the ground for holding Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), which is planned to be conducted in Bangladesh as well from 2017.
The JEE (advanced) 2017 will be conducted in the month of May 2017 and GATE 2017 in the first and second weekends of February.
The online application portal for GATE 2017 will be active between Sep 1 to Oct 4 this year.
The IITs have a common admission process for undergraduate admissions, called IIT Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), which was replaced by Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) in 2013.
The post-graduate level programme that awards M.Tech and MS degrees in engineering is administered by the older IITs (Kharagpur, Bombay, Madras, Kanpur, Delhi, Dhanbad, Roorkee, Varanasi, Guwahati).
M.Tech and MS admissions are processed on the basis of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).
The IIT delegation would mainly address two groups of students separately.
Group-A will comprise students studying in Class-XI and Class-XII in schools or colleges who are the target audience for JEE 2017.
Group-B will comprise students studying in Engineering Colleges and are in the final year of their programme, target audience for GATE 2017.
The visiting delegation will interact with the interested students in Chittagong on Sep 6 and 7, according to the High Commission.
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