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Indian institutes tie up with Cambridge for English assessments

Published On: 23 Sep 2014 | Last Updated On: 23 Sep 2014

Four Indian institutes have entered into partnership with Cambridge English Language Assessment, which is the language assessment department under the premier Cambridge University. The Hindustan University, Vignan University in Andhra Pradesh, Indian Council for Assessment & Accreditation (ICAA) and BS Abdur Rehman University in Tamil Nadu signed the Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Cambridge.

The institutes entered into the MoUs during the Cambridge India partnership summit held recently. The summit is conducted annually and provides a regional as well as international platform for exchange of ideas and experiences, in a bid to bring about a makeover in the field of education. According to Cambridge English officials, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have shown interest in working together with India and Cambridge to resolve issues related to education.

Each year, Cambridge English operates with around 600,000 candidates of primary as well as higher education. At present, the department has associations with 200 technical institutes in India and firms dealing with conducting employee assessments.

As per officials of Cambridge English Language Assessment, the department has an extensive variety of English language examinations. Moreover, it is in the process of expanding with more centers across the world. The department plans to use their wide array of products in India through the MoUs and customize assessments wherever necessary, the officials added.

Source: The Economic Times

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