University of Engineering and Technology (UET) and University of Health Sciences (UHS) have decided to devise a joint strategy to arrange online entry tests in medical institutions across Punjab amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
The decision was taken in a meeting between Vice Chancellor UET, Prof. Syed Mansoor Sarwar, and Vice Chancellor UHS, Prof. Javed Akram. Registrar UHS, Dr. Asad Zaheer, Controller of Examination, Dr. Saqib Mahmood along with senior staff and faculty members also attended the meeting.
Prof. Sarwar revealed that UET has arranged the online ECAT entry test for admissions this year in collaboration with Virtual University.
Between August 3 and 6, around 33,000 applicants will undertake the online admission test in computer labs in multiple shifts. Candidates will be able to appear in a mock test for practice towards the end of July, Prof. Sarwar added.
Vice Chancellor UET said that social distancing SOPs would be strictly observed during the ECAT entry test. All students and staff members will be allowed entry into the test centers only after getting checked for Coronavirus symptoms.
Vice Chancellor UHS told that medical institutions are considering to declare MDCAT test as optional for admissions this year keeping in view the Coronavirus situation.
However, the final decision in this regard will be made by the government after taking both federal and provincial stakeholders on board.
Prof. Akram said that around 80,000 candidates were expected to take MDCAT test this year before the Coronavirus outbreak.
He directed the Controller of Examination UHS to formulate a plan with UET to make the organization of MDCAT possible in September.