The High Court on Monday issued a rule questioning the legality of excluding students who passed SSC in 2016 from the cluster admission test of 20 general and science and technology universities.
A bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order after a preliminary hearing on a writ petition filed by 12 SSC students who passed in 2016.
Barrister Anik R Haque and Advocate Saiful Islam Sohel presented the petitioner’s side while Deputy Attorney General Bipul Bagmar stood for state.
For academic year 2020-2021 admission, 20 universities recently issued two notices on their admission test in cluster method.
The notice, issued on March 3, said students who passed SSC and equivalent exams from 2016 to 2018 and HSC and equivalent exams passed students of 2019 and 2020 are allowed to participate in the cluster admission test.
Later on March 31, another notice was issued where 2017 was mentioned excluding the students who passed in 2016.
Following this, a student named Abir Hasan and 11 others who passed SSC exam in 2016 filed a writ petition at the High Court challenging the legality of the exclusion.