IIT entrance tests to go international


MUMBAI: To get more foreign students on campus, the premier IITs are planning to hold entrance tests for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate courses abroad.

From next year, entrance tests is likely to be conducted in eight other countries for foreign nationals, the ministry of human resources and development has decided in a recent meeting, said an official.

The decision would be applied to both JEE as well as GATE from 2017. The outreach programme for the same will begin this year across the eight countries.

The test will be administered by IITs. The seats offered to foreign nationals, however, will be supernumerary in nature, and will not affect the seats available for Indian students, said an official.

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