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IIT-JEE to go Global

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IIT-JEE to go Global

The IIT-JEE (IIT-Joint Entrance Exam) is now set to go global, with the Central Government planning to hold it in 25 countries at the same time. JEE has previously been held in 12 countries, including Malaysia and Nigeria.


The new countries where the exams will be held are the United States, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, China, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. According to an IANS report, approximately 3,900 undergraduate and 1,300 postgraduate seats will be made available for NRIs, Indians, and foreign nationals studying abroad.


The move will also affect the National Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Information Technology, the School of Planning and Architecture, and other government-funded technical institutions. The major caveat is that IITs will not be included in the Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) scheme. In the aforementioned institutions, 15% of seats are reserved for NRIs and foreign students.


The Union Education Ministry will welcome international universities that, in collaboration with India’s higher educational institutions, can offer a variety of courses to students. According to the Ministry, the scheme will help Indian institutions collaborate with foreign ones and encourage foreign universities to send their students to Indian institutions.


Although IITs are excluded from DASA, a large number of engineering institutions offer these seats.


15% of seats in the aforementioned institutions are reserved for NRIs and foreign students.


The union education ministry will welcome international universities that, in collaboration with India’s higher education institutions, can provide students with a variety of courses.


Indian Ambassadors in 63 countries around the world have been contacted as part of this initiative. Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Spain, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Brazil, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, and Turkey are among those countries.


According to the Ministry, the campaign will not only assist Indian higher education institutions in establishing collaboration with foreign educational institutions, but it will also encourage foreign universities to send students to Indian institutions.


Many universities have been granted the status of Institute of Eminence under the Union government’s Institution of Eminence scheme. Foreign students are drawn to the country’s Eminence Institute.


According to former IIT Professor D.K. Sharma, thousands of foreign nationals visit the country each year to be admitted to Indian universities.


However, the process of admitting foreign students to Indian institutions is still limited to a few universities in the country. However, efforts are being made to broaden its scope. Its value will be apparent with the IIT-JEE going global. 


Around 1,41,699 candidates took the JEE Advanced Paper 1 and Paper 2 last year.


JEE Advanced 2021 qualified approximately 41,862 candidates. Women made up 6,452 of the qualified.


Notably, 13 different languages have been approved for use in important exams such as the JEE. Under this programme, engineering students can take exams in their native language.


The JEE-Mains exam will be held in two phases this year, in June and July. The first phase of the JEE Mains exam begins on June 20. Students who pass the JEE Mains will be allowed to take the JEE Advanced Test.


However, admissions to many engineering colleges and technical educational institutions are based on JEE Mains merit. In such cases, foreign and NRI students may be admitted based on their performance in the JEE Mains exam.

This is how IIT-JEE would now go global! 

Also published on Medium.

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