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Since education is on the Concurrent List of the Indian Constitution, the states play a very important role in Education. Teaching, examination and administration is left to the state governments who, invariably, appoint a competent authority in their respective state to admit students to medical, dental, management, pharmacy, computer application and engineering courses.

Some state governments assign their technical education and medical education directorates to conduct admission tests while some constitute a special body to admit students.

The following is the list of important links that could be of use to students:

The Government of India has established a National Testing Agency (NTA), an autonomous and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions.

Andhra Pradesh has assigned the job to Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University, Hyderabad www.jntu.ac.in which will conduct EAMCET-10. 

Karnataka state government has constituted a Karnataka Examination Authority which will hold the various admission tests for the state. See http://kea.kar.nic.in for details.

The state of Kerala has constituted a Commission which monitors admissions to professional colleges. For details visit www.cee-kerala.org

Tamil Nadu has abolished common entrance test for admission to professional courses in the state. The admission is done on the basis of students class 12 marks. For details see http://www.tndte.com

www.uptu.nic.in  is the official sites of the UP Technical University, Lucknow which holds the State Entrance Examiantion for admission to technical education courses in Uttar Pradesh. For admission to medical colleges in the state visit http://www.kgmcindia.edu/cpmt.htm

The new state, Uttarakhand has established a technical university called Uttarakhand Technical University which holds the admission to test for various courses. See http://www.uktech.in

Those wishing to know about Maharashtra common entrance tests should visit www.dte.org.in or www.dmer.org 

In West Bengal admissions to engineering colleges are done by Joint Entrance Examinations Board. For details see the Board site http://wbjeeb.in 

If you wish to go abroad for studies, you need a visa. See visa rules and regulations at www.visaonnet.com

The Central universities in the country have joined hands to hold a common admission test, the schedule of which can be had at http://www.cucet.ac.in 



Links abroad

The Higher Education set-up in the West is quite different from the one found in our country. Unlike India the academic calendar in all the western countries are well defined and the admissions and examinations are held on the scheduled dates, entertaining no diversion whatsoever. So those aspiring to go abroad after passing out their 10+2 or graduate exam must be in touch with the universities abroad a year before they propose to move out.
First of all decide on the country, the university and the course you wish to study. This is because the systems in different countries have different requirements. For example, if you are planning to go to the US, then you have to appear for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), a three-hour exam. Whereas, if you want to try a course in Australia, you will be required to do a one-year preparatory course.

If you wish to visit the United States then www.usjournal.com will certainly come in handy.

EducationGuardian.co.uk's interactive guide to universities and colleges, http://education.guardian.co.uk/ is the most comprehensive source of information on the UK's academic sector, covering some 60,000 vital statistics on 150 universities and colleges

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score is the basic requirement for admission to nearly 1,300 graduate management programmes offered by 850 business schools in the world. It is a computer adaptive test which includes verbal, quantitative and analytical writing questions. It is offered at more than 300 international locations. The centres in India are Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Chennai, New Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram. For details go to  www.gmat.org

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is an aptitude test. Like all aptitude tests, it must choose a medium in which to measure intellectual ability. The GRE has chosen math, English, and logic. For details go to www.gre.org

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) programme provides English proficiency testing services for international students planning to study in the US, Canada, or other countries where English is used in an academic environment. The TOEFL  available worldwide --- and to all. Educational Testing Service (ETS) develops the test under the direction of the TOEFL Policy Council, a board comprised of professionals drawn from the higher education community..
For details go to http://www.ets.org/toefl/

Amit Jalan has launched www.admissionguru.com which offers admission services and counseling to  those who wish to study in the US, UK or Australia. The site also offers free test prep for GRE, GMAT, SAT & TOEFL.

www.realeducationdir.co.uk is a website for those who are interested in studying for a UK course or qualification.

www.intstudy.com , www.studyoverseas.com and www.studyabroad.com are important reference sites for those going abroad for studies.
For a comprehensive info on US visa go to blog : https://blog.visausanow.com/


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