Sit for SAT: India’s private universities open new doors
The SAT tests, traditionally used by American universities to admit students, are hour-long admission tests based on the secondary school syllabus. They cover five subject areas: mathematics, languages, sciences, history and English. The scoring is on the 200-800 scale.
To start with, Ashoka University, Azim Premji University, Manav Rachna University, Ahmedabad University, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, NMIMS University, BML Munjal University and Flame University, have tied up with the College Board to devise a common entrance process for their courses.
While the usual process of entrance in these universities will go on, students who have taken SAT will be admitted through a common process and will not need to take individual tests for these universities. For Indian students, the board is also giving scholarships to students who are financially not well off. Through this alliance, these universities want to focus more on tier-three cities, officials said.