The office of the Controller of Examinations is one of the largest and most important office of the University of Dhaka. During the foundation of this University in 1921 there was no separate entity of this office. The total functions related to Examinations were performed by the â€˜Examination sectionâ€™ of Registrarâ€™s office. At that time the Registrar discharged the duties in addition, which is now discharged by the Controller of Examinations.
It was the only University in the Eastern zone of undivided Bengal and at that time there was no affiliated or constituent Colleges under this University. Due to termination of British realm and independence of India and Pakistan fiftyfive Colleges of East Bengal which were under the University of Calcutta came within the jurisdiction of the University of Dhaka in 1948.
As a result the pressure of function of the said Examination section expanded very much suddenly. Reasonably it was felt indispensable to establish a separate office absolutely for the Examinations purpose.
In the circumstances the said Examination section has been detached from the Registrarâ€™s office in 1948. The new office is known as â€œOffice of the Controller of Examinationsâ€™â€™ and appointed a â€œController of Examinationsâ€?.
A list of the Controller of Examinatons with their serving period are mentioned below:-
1. Mr. Mirza Akhtar Hossain 1948 â€“ 1950.
2. Mr. Abdur Rab Choudhury 1950 â€“ 1955.
3. Mr. Mahabubur Rahman Khan 1955 â€“ 1966.
4. Mr. Mohammad Masud Khan 1966 â€“ 1982.
5. Mr. Shah Mohammad Habibur Rahman 1982 â€“ 2000.
6. Mr. Md. Abdul Latif 2000 â€“
During the first stage the following Examinations were conducted by the Examination Section of this University :- B.A & B.Sc (Pass & Honâ€™s), M.A., M.Sc, L.T, B.T., B.L., Ph.D, & D.Sc.
At present the following examinations of fifty one Departments, Nine Institutes and fifty three affiliated and constituent colleges & Institutes are controlled and conducted by this office :-
Honours Exam. :- B.A., B.Sc., LL.B, B.S.S., B.Pharm., B.F.A., B.Ed., B.B.A., B.Sc. in (Home Economics, Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy).
Masters Exam. :- M.A, M.S.S., M.F.A., M.Ed., M.B.A., LL.M., M.S., M.Pharm., M.Sc. in (Home Economics)
M.Phil.& Ph.D. (Research Degree).
Others Exam. :- B.Sc (Pass in Home Economics), B.Sc (in Textile Technology, Leather Technology, Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Physiotherapy, Engineering, Technical Education, Teachers Training) and M.B.B.S., B.D.S., B.H.M.S., B.A.M.S., B.U.M.S., P.S.M., M.Phil., M.S., M.D., and Diploma. Junior certificate course, Senior Certificate course, Diploma, Higher Diploma in languages and Military Science.
For smooth and rapid service the whole functions of this office divided in to the following sections and one or more than one officers has been assigned in each section.The sections are given below:
1) Traditional Exam. Preparation
2) Course Syestem Exam. Preparation
3) M.Phil & Ph.D. (Research)
5) Tabulation Sheets Preparing and printing
6) Result Publication
7) Marks Sheets
8) Certificates / Diplomas
9) Reports & enquiry
10) Examination Committees & Syllabuses
13) Store and