HRD Ministry constitutes National Testing Agency

New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): The HRD Ministry has decided to set up a seven-member task force under the chairmanship of Ex-Director IIT Prof. Sanjay Dhande to prepare a blue print for creating a special purpose vehicle to take the concept of National Testing Agency (NTA) forward.

The task force will have the representatives from CBSE, UGC, NCERT, AICTE and from the HRD Ministry.

The rationale for setting up the NTA lies in ensuring that multiplicity of entrance examination leading to stress on the students is addressed in a comprehensive manner by formulating a uniform entrance examination for admissions in different branches of higher learning.

The decision for setting up the National Testing Agency was taken in the meeting of Central Advisory Board for Education (CABE), which was held on April 2 this year.

In the meeting, it was decided that the proposal to set up National Testing Agency should be taken forward in consultation with all stakeholders. (ANI)

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