Dhaka: A delegation from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) is in Bangladesh to meet high school and university students as part of the Indian High Commission’s efforts to provide an opportunity for Bangladeshi students to pursue engineering at the premier engineering institutes.
The delegation is on a visit to Bangladesh from Sep 4-7. They are interacting with interested students in Dhaka on Sep 4 and 5 and will be in Chittagong on Sep 6 and 7.
The primary objective of the visit is to make students in Bangladesh aware about the IITs and provide them a clear idea about admissions.
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.
They met higher secondary students at DPS- STS School, Uttara, and final year engineering students at the Dhaka University campus on Sunday. On Monday, the delegation was to meet final year engineering students at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) at 11 a.m.
The delegation will meet the higher secondary students at Aga Khan School in Uttara, and interact with interested students in Chittagong on September 6 and 7, the High Commission said.
The IIT delegation would address two groups of students separately – Group A for students in Class 11 and 12, set to appear for the JEE, and Group B for students in final year of engineering target audience for (GATE) 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.