INDIA: Common entrance test for central universities

In a significant step, seven newly-created central universities have come together to hold a combined entrance examination from this year for admission of students into about 25 courses being offered by them, reports the Press Trust of India.

The institutions are the Central Universities of Kashmir, Jharkhand, Bihar, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The combined entrance exam is the first such exercise conducted by central universities, though Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institutes of Management have held similar common entrance tests.

"This will provide opportunity to aspiring students in any part of the country to apply for any of the seven central universities," said Professor BP Sanjay, Vice-chancellor of Tamil Nadu Central University, which is coordinating the entrance examinations. It will make the admissions process easier for students, who otherwise would have to take multiple tests.
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