Inside JGU 2020 - Issue 4 (April)

JGU transitions to online admission process

JGU has transitioned to a fully online system to conduct the admission process for all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes through an AI-Enabled home proctored examination held under the aegis of the Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test (JSAT). The test will be administered by Pearson Virtual University Enterprises (VUE).

The test will be offered starting May 11, 2020 and interested candidates from India and around the world can appear for the JSAT at their convenience from home. This is the first time in over 25 years of existence of Pearson VUE that an Artificial Intelligence-enabled, home-proctored online solution has been made available in this format.

Speaking about the new developments, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, JGU said that this is a technologically advanced admission solution, which allows students a seamless new system to complete the admissions process into the various courses of their choice. “At the core of JGU’s vision and mission is our aspiration to be a role model for excellence in higher education in India and be among the leading universities of the world. We aim to promote a global perspective and provide an enriching, intellectually engaging and discovery-based learning environment to our students.”

He also said that in addition to the 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 programme 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.

Exceptions to this entrance test are the five-year BA/BBA LL.B. (Hons.) programme at Jindal Global Law School and five-year B.Arch programme at Jindal School of Art & Architecture are exempted from JSAT.

(Media report available at: https://news.careers360.com/opjindal-global-university-admissions-go-fully-online)

As part of its broader admissions outreach, JGU conducted 50 webinars in 30 days. The effort was led by the Deans and the faculty members of all the schools of JGU and the Office of Admissions & Outreach. Detailed information on the webinars is available at https://jgu.edu.in/webinars/