The university will provide up to Tk8,000 to students as a soft loan
Dhaka University (DU) authorities have asked students of the university to submit applications for loans to buy smartphones in a bid to participate in online classes and examinations.
The university will provide up to Tk8,000 as a soft loan through students’ bank accounts in Sonali, Janata and Agrani banks.
Students have been asked to submit applications by June 15, according to a notification on Thursday by DU’s Director of Accounts Md Iliyas Hossain.
Those who do not have a bank account were instructed to open one and inform their respective departments, it added.
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Students have to submit the receipt of smartphones to the loan approval committee through their departments.
The loan amount has to be repaid by the concerned student before finishing their degrees or courses at the university at a time or in four equal instalments, the notification said.
No transcript or certificates will be issued unless the loan is repaid.
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The application form for the soft loan can be downloaded from the website of the university (www.du.ac.bd).
The UGC on November 3 last year announced to give a maximum of Tk 8,000 to each of the 41,501 students of 39 public universities as loans to buy phones to attend online classes amid the pandemic.