In order to bring cohesion into hundreds of university admission tests, a single online entrance exam for students seeking admission to engineering, medical and dental courses at the undergraduate level into select colleges in India has been kicked off.
The Uni-GAUGE EMeD examination has been launched by the Education Rating and Assessment Foundation, a non-profit body, to provide a single pan-India, computer-aided assessment platform for multiple universities, which have joined the move to hold a single exam. For the postgraduate medical and dental seats, an exam was conducted on February 14 and the first exam for undergraduate seats is scheduled on April 26 in 60 cities simultaneously, said organisers.
B.N. Subramanya, CEO of the foundation, said students who clear the screening test will be eligible for B.Tech, B.E, M.B.B.S and B.D.S courses in various private and deemed institutions, including M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Reva University, Kolar’s Sri Devraj Urs University and Faridabad’s Manav Rachna University.
The organisers said more universities are slated to join the platform shortly and hope to enroll around 30,000 students every year through the Uni-GUAGE EMeD exam.
The syllabus followed for the exam is taken from common areas in several state boards, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) curriculum.
Conducted by the Educational Assessment and Rating Foundation, which is a “Not-for-profit” firm incorporated under Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act, it is a pan-India, computer based test and ERA has partnered with TCS-iON, a subsidiary of TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) for conducting this computer based test across India.
The score in ERA will be used as one of the criteria for admission by participating Universities/Institutions. For more details, refer the website, www.erafoundationindia.org online exam common for multiple universities launched.