India’s one of the most reputed not-for-profit education body - Education Assessment and Rating (ERA) Foundation has officially announced the launch of first of its kind single entrance exam for many universities, “UNI-GAUGE PGTech 2015” for the students seeking admission in post graduate courses in Technology and Engineering. These PG courses include M.Tech (Master of Technology) and M.E (Master of Engineering). With “Uni-GAUGE PGTech 2015", candidates seeking admission to M.Tech and M.E courses now have the facility to write a single exam and apply for admission to many universities (participating with ERA).
This is a pan-India, computer based test which will be conducted in partnership with TCS iON. ERA will provide a score and it will be used as one of the criteria for admission to participating Universities/Institutions.
As of now leading private and deemed universities like M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (Karnataka), Reva University (Karnataka), Saveetha University (Tamilnadu), SCSVMV University (Tamilnadu), Periyar Maniammai University (Tamilnadu), KL University ( Andhra Pradesh), Karpagam University (Tamilnadu) have joined the Uni-GAUGE PGTech 2015 platform and more are expected to join very soon.
Mr. B N Subramanya, CEO, ERA Foundation said “We at ERA are trying to provide a single platform for students seeking admission to Postgraduate Technology or Engineering courses in the country and Uni-GAUGE PGTech Exam is a part of it.
We have successfully conducted 2 National Exams, Uni-GAUGE PGMD and EMeD which was highly appreciated by the universities and accepted by the students. More than 20,000 students from across the country applied for these exams”.
It will fulfill a vital need in the Indian higher education system by helping the student community to apply individually to many universities.
It mutually benefits both the institutions as well as students who have long felt the need of an assessment platform of international standard, added Mr. Subramanya.
The qualifying examination for admission to M.Tech or M.E course is B.E/B.Tech or equivalent examination recognized by State / Central Government. Uni-GAUGE PGTech 2015 will be conducted in about 16 major cities and towns of India. Candidates can visit the website www.erafoundationindia.org for more details about the participating universities, application process, syllabus etc.
Registrations are open from 13th May’ 2015 and the last date for submitting online application is 22nd June 2015 .Uni-GAUGE PGTech 2015 Exam will be conducted on 4th July 2015. The Fee for Uni-GAUGE PGTech 2015 Entrance Exam is Rs. 1500/- (Rupees one thousand five hundred) only. Payment of fee can be made both online and offline.
Online payment through Net Banking/ Debit card/ Credit card can be made on or before 22.06.2015 and offline through Axis Bank Challan payment can be done till 19th June 2015. About ERA Foundation: Education Assessment and Rating Foundation (ERA)is a Not for Profit organization pioneering educational reforms in India.
It is promoted by Dr. M.R Jayaram, Chairman of Gokula Education Foundation and first Chancellor of M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Science, Dr. G Viswanathan, founder- chancellor of VIT University, and Dr. Prashant Bhalla, President, Manav Rachana Educational Institutions. It has an autonomous Board of Governors that oversee the assessment methodology, design and administration.
It is Chaired by Mr. Ranganath, Former Chief Secy. Government of Karnataka & non-executive chairman of IFCI, and comprises of Mr. KRS Murthy - Former Director(IIM- B), Professor Samir Brahmachari-Former Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR),Professor Arun Nigavekar - Former Chairman of UGC, Dr A Gnanam- former Vice Chancellor of Bharathidasan, Madras and Pondicherry Universities. ERA foundation will also focus on accreditation (including programmatic rating for medical and technical education), and skill building in the Indian education sector.
It also plans to assist the student community by providing scholarships, free counseling, career guidance and professional consultancy.