NTA conduct common entrance test

NTA To Conduct Common Entrance Test For HEIs

NTA will offer the universities and colleges to conduct the common entrance test for the admission. At present NTA conducts a common entrance test for admissions to central universities like Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

According to the New Education Policy released on Wednesday, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will be provided additional charge to conduct a common entrance test for admission to Higher Education Institutions across the country. Till the date, NTA conducts all the engineering exams- JEE Main, medical exam- NEET, JNUEE, DUET, UGC NET, and other examinations across the nation.

As the New Education Policy, the NTA will offer the universities and colleges to conduct the common entrance exam for the admission. The NTA to conduct the Common Entrance Test for Higher Educational Institutions is still optional.

At present NTA conducts a common entrance test for admissions to central universities like Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University. The new education system has some similarities to that of the ‘Standardized Aptitude Test’ (SAT) which is conducted in the United States of America for admissions.

In the New Education Policy, there are many reforms in the undergraduate system of education. The four-year multidisciplinary under-graduation program has been reintroduced with multiple exit options. While the traditional 3 year BA, BSc, and BVoc degree will continue. The policy intends to create a broad-based multidisciplinary and holistic Under Graduation system of education.

UG education can be of 3 or 4 years with multiple exit options and appropriate certification within this period. For example, Certificate after 1 year, Advanced Diploma after 2 years, Bachelor’s Degree after 3 years and Bachelor’s with Research after 4 years.”

The ministry stated “The 4-year program may also lead to a degree ‘with Research’ if the student completes a rigorous research project in their major area(s) of study…”.

Under the new education policy, there will be a single regulator for the entire higher education system of the country. The single regulator is named as Higher Education Commission of India (HECI). The HECI will replace the University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE).

“Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) will be set up as a single overarching umbrella body for the entire higher education, excluding medical and legal education. HECI to have four independent verticals – National Higher Education Regulatory Council (NHERC) for regulation, General Education Council (GEC) for standard setting, Higher Education Grants Council (HEGC) for funding, and National Accreditation Council (NAC) for accreditation. HECI will function through faceless intervention through technology, & will have powers to penalize HEIs not conforming to norms and standards. Public and private higher education institutions will be governed by the same set of norms for regulation, accreditation and academic standards.”

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