FICCI Higher Education Technology in Education
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Entrance Learning Assessment
Admission Process Academic Process Assessment Process
Are you ready for the MAGIC?
Infrastructure Readiness ?
Mobile connections in India: 500+ million & growing – 1 billion by
Broadband connections: 7m subscribers; target: 200m?
Availability of terminals:
MeritTrac: 40,000 computer identified in 186 cities in India
Variety of projects to increase reach:
Common Services Centers
State Wide Area Networks (WANS)
Student Readiness ?
Use a computer/internet ?
Tier I Cities Tier II cities Tier I Cities Tier II cities
Daily 77% 90% 62% 71%
Once / few times a week 19% 10% 34% 24%
Less frequently 1% 0% 3% 4%
None 3% 0% 2% 0%
Email accounts ?
Tier I Cities Tier II Cities
“It was a great experience to give the exam online. I have never Ishan Dave, a
given an Online exam before and I could not practice even businessman who is
during the preparation. But as we entered the lab, the staff present aspiring to take up
gave us instructions on how to approach the exam and what all management studies
needs to be taken into account”
Times of India
Like most of the others, when I heard about GCET going online, I
was a bit skeptical and apprehensive. But the apprehensiveness
soon transformed to contentment as i took the test on 1st of July.
The whole online system and the functioning of GCET '09 does
From: kathak mehta
claims a special mention. The entire system from registering at the [mailto:kathak.mehtaa@
test centre till we got the score cards was indeed commendable. gmail.com]
The functioning was user-friendly and smooth. The online test Sent: 08 July 2009
system was devised in the most considerate way, with one To: email@example.com
question appearing on the screen at a time, facility for going back Subject: gcet'09
and forth and also an option to mark a particular question for
review later, along with question numbers catalogued on a side
panel whereby the candidate can jump to any question as
required. A meticulously developed and a well maintained
system for online aptitude examination. Kudos!
Institutional Readiness ?
Dipstick survey of 80 Universities in India
Online Application Processing : 10%
In the next 2 years ?: 80%
Online University Exam Management System: 3%
In the next 2 years ?: 70%
Online Entrance Exams: 5%
In the next 2 years ?: 55%
Governmental Readiness ?
Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GCET) conducted by Gujarat Technological University
(GTU) for MBA/MCA Admissions
• Assessment Partner: MeritTrac
• First time in India that any State Government Entrance Exam was conducted online
No. of Exams scheduled 22,797 candidates
No. of Exam Centers 37 Online Centers in 21 Colleges
No. of Cities 11 cities across Gujarat
No. of Computers 2,100 concurrent online terminals
No. of days 4 days (1st July - 4th July 2009)
No. of batches 3 batches per day
Results Declaration 5 mins
ase of administration
– Total Supervisory Control
– Candidate Support
– Strong Audit Trails
nhanced candidate experience
– Fair & consistent
– Ease & accessibility
xcellence in execution
– Risk mitigation
Are you ready for the MAGIC?
MINDSET Readiness ??