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Academic Year 2020 : Indian Universities beginning to accept SAT scores, Apply for admission in these university

Indian higher education moves towards an international multidisciplinary education system. New changes are being considered. The latest one being Indian Universities beginning to accept SAT scores.

Academic Year 2020 : Indian Universities beginning to accept SAT scores, Apply for admission in these university

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Academic year 2020 is here and students are ready to apply for different entrance exams. Most popular amongst these are the JEE MAIN 2020, JEE Advanced 2020 and BITSAT 2020 for engineering, CAT 2020, GMAT 2020, MAT 2020 for management, NEET 2020, IIT JAM 2020 for medical CLAT 2020, IPU CET 2020 for Law and similar others for other courses.

These exams are conducted to test academic ability. Score is used to gain admission into various science, management, and medical programs. For instance, the JEE Advanced 2020 is conducted for admission into the eminent IITs, IIITs and NITs. The students also receive concessions and scholarship, depending upon their rank/score in the respective exam.

As Indian higher education moves towards an international multidisciplinary education system, new changes are being considered. The latest one being Indian Universities beginning to accept SAT scores. According to a news report a group of newly established Indian institutes are partnering with universities abroad for learning and implementing their teaching methods. This step is taken by an alliance of universities facilitated by the College Board, which plans and supervises the SAT examination in India and abroad. The exam is now conducted in 58 Indian cities from the year 2018 and some private universities have begun accepting it as an eligibility criterion.

Scholastic Assessment Test or SAT is an entrance exam for undergraduate admissions. It also tests a candidate's aptitude for college. It is a popular choice for admissions into foreign varsities of USA, UK, Canada and Singapore. SAT is an offline exam is a paper-pencil based. It Focuses on Reading, Writing, Language and Quantitative Aptitude. The duration of an SAT 2020 exam is 3-3.5 hours depending on the optional essay section. Students can register online or through the mail. A score of 1200-1400 is considered a scholarship worthy score on SATs in India. However, it'll just add to the merit in universities abroad when coupled with other academic achievements.

Over 1.5 million students take the SATs every year all over the world. From the year 2018, Indian students have taken SATs for admission into the institutions affiliated with the India Global Higher Education Alliance. Here is a list of universities partaking in the SAT oriented admission process-

● Ahmedabad University

● Ashoka University

● Azim Premji University

● Bennett University

● BML Munjal University

● Flame University

● Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management

● GD Goenka University

● Indian School of Business and Finance

● KREA University

● MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

● Manav Rachna University

● Manipal Academy of Higher Education

● Shiv Nadar University

● OP Jindal Global University

Other names include SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Sri Sri University and a number of others as well, making it a total of 22 universities in India. Ashoka University was the first university to allow SAT scores for admission.

The goals behind this step are manifold and ties up with the recent changes taking place in higher education policies. Acceptance of an international test allows universities to attract foreign students. A good percentage of foreign enrollments will help many universities move higher up in ranking.

According to Linda Liu, the international vice president of the College Board, the purpose of this step is to encourage excellence in higher education. The effect can be seen in the increasing numbers of students submitting SAT scores to Indian universities. Students from Nepal and the Middle East are participating too, which can be seen as a positive outcome.

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