Cochin, 12th March 2015 : With the motto to provide an intelligent and efficient platform to students, hunting for admission in engineering, medical and dental, ERA Foundation, a not for profit organization has announced “Uni- GAUGE EMeD” a single all India entrance exam window for multiple universities. The launch press conference was held at Hotel Grand today. The press conference was addressed by ERA Foundation CEO Mr. B.N. Subramanya and Mr. Sanjay Kulkarni.
Uni-GAUGE is beneficial to student community as it enables them to apply to multiple universities through a single gateway. In the current scenario, students apply to many universities leading to wastage of time, money and efforts. With Uni-GAUGE EMeD, candidates seeking admission to B.Tech, B.E, M.B.B.S and B.D.S courses, now have the facility to write a single entrance exam and seek admission in multiple universities which are the participating universities of ERA (Education Rating and Assessment Foundation). The partner universities will accept Uni-GAUGE scores, as one of the criteria for admission. However, they will have complete autonomy on their admission process.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Subramanya, CEO, ERA Foundation said “ERA Foundation has pioneered and brought about a positive difference in the country’s education ecosystem by introducing such programs “Uni-GAUGE EMeD. It will fulfill a vital need in the Indian higher education system by helping the student community to apply to multiple universities through a single gateway. As of now ERA Foundation has joined hands with M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Reva University, Kolar’s Sri Devraj Urs University, Faridabad’s Manav Rachna University, Guntur’s KL University, Saveetha University, Karpagam University, Periyar Maniammai University, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya SCSVM University and many more universities are slated to join the Uni-GAUGE platform shortly”.
In continuation, Mr. Sanjay Kulkarni, ERA Foundation said “Uni-GAUGE” is a pan-India, computer-aided assessment platform. It stands for trust, transparency and reliability in assessment. It benefits both the institutions as well as the students who have long felt the need of such international standards concept. Uni-GAUGE partners with universities to offer them several benefits including improve their ability to access students across the country, reliable, efficient, technology enabled entrance test and segregate entrance evaluation and admission processes”.
Eligible candidates should have qualified in second PUC or 10+2 or equivalent examination recognized by State / Central Government. The last two years of study shall comprise of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / Biology (PCB/PCM) with English as a compulsory subject.
Registrations are open -and the last date of submitting application is 4th April 2015 and to register and apply for Uni-GAUGE EMeD 2015, candidates are required to visit https://www.erafoundationindia.org/emed-entrance-examination. The first Uni-GAUGE EMeD 2015 Exam will be held on 26th April 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 oversees 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 two supporting platforms viz accreditation including programmatic rating for medical and technical education and skill building in the education sector.
It plans to assist the student community by providing scholarships, free counseling, career guidance and professional consultancy.