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Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh rejected the petition of the Govt. and upheld the verdict of the High Court Division on admission test for Notre Dame College, Holy Cross College and Saint Joseph College.

This order was given by an Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice S K Sinha. As per the order, there is no restrictions for the colleges to take admission test for the admission applicants in Class 11 (HSC 1st year).

Admission Test for Notre Dame College. Photo: Notredamian Inspiration

Crowd for admission test at Notre Dame College. Photo: NotreDamians Inspirations

The Ministry of Education issued a rule on 12 May, stating that no college will hold any admission test for the students, and they must comply with the Online Admission process which began on May 26. The only criteria for admission shall be the results of SSC or equivalent exam. The policy also allowed a reservation of 2% quota for the children of the staff of the Ministry, subsidiary organizations and also the teachers and staff of the particular college. As per the online admission process, students could apply through Teletalk mobile, with a preference of 10 colleges.

Principles of these three colleges challenged the Policy of the Education ministry by filing three separate Writ petitions before the High Court Division. High Court Division declared the verdict on May 22, where these three colleges were given exemption from complying with the policy of the Ministry of Education.

Notre Dame College, Holy Cross College and Saint Joseph College have already completed the Admission process for its students by June 10, and the decision of the Supreme Court validated their action.

Source – Banglamail24