Islamabad, Pakistan (BBN)-The Bangladesh government has offered 22 seats to Pakistan students for doing MBBS/BDS courses in its medical colleges on self-finance basis for academic session 2015.

Pakistan students get the seat under South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) quota, reports Business Recorder.

Applications must be submitted to National Testing Services (NTS) by September 19, 2014.

Tests would be held on October 12, 2014.

The selected students will have to pay tuition fee and other charges, which are at par with rates for local students of Bangladesh, said an official of ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC).

Talking to APP, he said the selection will be made on merit and based on scores in NTS test.

Provincial/regional quota will be observed as per government rules.

The final selection will be made by the donor country and their decisions will be acceptable to all, he said.

He said those candidates who have Passed Higher Secondary Examination or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their major/compulsory subjects.

In the subject of Biology should not less than 65% marks in F.Sc or equivalent examinations.

Students awaiting result for F.Sc examination are not eligible to apply, he said.

Application forms and online deposit slips are available on our website

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