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OP Jindal Global University: JSAT (Entrance Examination) 2020 Goes Online [Read Press Note]

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4 May 2020 4:53 PM GMT
OP Jindal Global University: JSAT (Entrance Examination) 2020 Goes Online [Read Press Note]
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The OP Jindal Global University has decided to conduct admission examination for all its degree programmes, both Under Graduate and Post Graduate, online.

The students willing to undertake the admission exam, Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test (JSAT), may do so at their convenience from home starting Saturday, 11th May 2020.

"Starting Monday 11th May 2020, prospective students seeking admission to JGU can take the exam at their own convenience from the safety of their homes to complete the admissions process to their chosen programmes in an efficient and timely manner," a statement issued by the University read.

The examination will be conducted under the aegis of the JSAT administered by Pearson Virtual University Enterprises (VUE).

The online examinations will be conducted for all the course of JGU across all the schools of JGU, except for the the five-year law programme of the Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) and the five-year architecture programme at the Jindal School of Art & Architecture (JSAA).

"The online JSAT exam is rigorous and is built with technical features to ensure that there is no security breach. The system has been built on the latest AI-based platforms which have been globally tested and offer the candidates an efficient and advanced technical solution for admission," said Professor Arjya Majumdar, Dean Admissions and Outreach at JGU.

This AI-enabled Examination will be recorded to ensure that students do not use unfair means.

Like centre-based testing, AI-enabled testing solution requires candidates to complete a virtual self-check-in process, which includes enhanced identification, authentication and, after successful validation, the candidate will be approved to take the test. Candidates will be monitored live through their device's webcam with the assistance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools.

"AI-assisted, remote proctoring solution, which includes the recording of the candidate's entire examination for review to ensure that the exam is terminated if misconduct is detected, JGU in collaboration with Pearson VUE has implemented a rigorous data forensics program to identify and act on misconduct and other validity issues. The AI-enabled JSAT is a step in that direction, which ensures transparency, efficiency and integrity of the admissions process," Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor of JGU said.

To access this examination, the University intimated that candidates will still need to schedule their online exam ahead of time, but appointments will be offered 24x7 so that candidates can find a time convenient for their schedule.

The registration process remains the same i.e. candidate must first select online JSAT along with their preferred date and time to take the test. After successful completion of the registration process, they will receive an automated confirmation email of the appointment within 24 hours.

JGU Offers Seven New Programs

Additionally, seven new programmes are being offered at JGU for the 2020 academic year, including B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science; B.A. (Hons.) in Social Science and Policy; B.A. (Hons.) Legal Studies; B.A. (Hons.) Environmental Studies; Bachelor of Design (Interior Design); M.A. Economics; and Jindal Fellowship Programme (one year course at the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities).

About JGU

Founded in 2009 by the Jindal Steel & Power Foundation, JGU recently became the youngest Indian university in India and the rest of the world to break into the QS World University Rankings 2020.

JGU maintains a 1:9 faculty-student ratio and appoints faculty members from India and different parts of the world with outstanding academic qualifications and experience. With over 5000 students and 550 faculty, studying and living on a fully residential campus, JGU's eight schools are: law, business, international affairs, public policy, liberal arts & humanities, journalism, art & architecture and banking & finance.

Notably, the Government of India has recognised JGU as an "Institution of Eminence".

About Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE is a global leader in computer-based testing. More than 450 credential owners across the globe choose Pearson VUE to help develop, manage, deliver and grow their testing programs. From online practice tests to high-stakes, proctored exams that require the industry's most secure testing environments, Pearson VUE is an internationally reputed organisation in computer-based testing. Pearson VUE is part of Pearson, the world's largest learning company with more than 35,000 employees working across the globe. Pearson VUE is built on a state-of-the-art technology that enables them to reliably deliver exams and provide the highest levels of service to our clients and their candidates around the world. Pearson VUE is headquartered in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, with regional offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Dubai, Australia, India, Japan and China.

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