- Application Forms available at Syndicate Bank branches till May 3rd, 2010
- The common entrance test to be held on May 23rd in 24 cities across 15 states
- Himachal Pradesh University becomes the latest to accept students on the basis of NAT scores
National Aptitude Test (NAT) 2010, the national level common entrance test for admission into courses in various streams — management and allied programs like BBA, BCA, MBA, MCA, PGDBM, Hotel Management etc. — through which 55 higher education Institutes including eight Universities accept students will be held on May 23, 2010 at 24 cities across the country.
NAT, first held in 2005, is conducted by SRDE’s Association of Higher Education Institutions (SAHEI), established under the aegis of Society for Research & Development in Education (SRDE) every year in an effort to facilitate a single window system for the students seeking admission in management and professional programmes available in different institutions on the panel of SAHEI.
About 55 institutions across the country are conducting admissions to their professional courses through NAT scores. These institutions comprises of eight Universities including the prestigious Himachal Pradesh University that has recently decided to consider NAT for admission to its MBA programme in all its affiliated colleges in Himachal Pradesh like HPCMAT etc. The other seven Universities associated with NAT are EIILM University, Gujrat Vidyapeeth University, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth University Pune, Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University Jaipur, Teerthanker Mahavir University Moradabad, Jagan Nath University Jaipur and Lovely Professional University Phagwara, Punjab. Several more Universities and State Governments are in the process of adopting NAT for the benefit of its institutions and students across the country.
In Delhi-NCR, about 25 institutions will conduct admissions to their professional courses on the basis of NAT grades. These institutes include Times Business School, New Delhi Institute of Management Studies, Jaipuria Group of Institutes, Institute of Management and Research, Business School of Delhi,
Delhi Institute of Higher Education, Delhi School of Communication, Indian Institute of Finance, International Institute of Management and JK Business School.
The last day for sale of admission forms for NAT 2010 is May 3, 2010 and the exam is scheduled to be conducted on May 23, 2010 in 24 cities across India. The complete NAT form can be submitted till May 7, 2010 at Delhi office. The NAT form and bulletin are also available at selected branches of Syndicate Bank across 47 cities besides some special sale counters. The form can also be downloaded from the website: www.natindia.com
Students that are appearing for, have appeared or passed 10+2 are eligible to take NAT-UG. While the NAT-PG can be attempted by students who are appearing for, have appeared or passed their 10+2+3 (graduation).
Announcing the examination programme for NAT 2010; Mr. Mukesh Gupta, Secretary General, SAHEI, said, “The aim of NAT is to do away with multiple entrance tests and serve the youth of the country in a better manner. It also saves the students and parents from cost, time and multiplicity of effort in terms of procuring forms and information bulletins, preparing for each exam individually as per its specific pattern, traveling to different centers and cities, and yet not being able to avoid clash of date of different tests.”
“It is primarily owing to the merits that NAT as a common entrance examination has on offer that we are witnessing a significant appreciation in the quality of participating institutes and universities from across the country year after year. They can tap the right kind of talent, not just in their state or region but nationally, through this platform. Unlike other common entrance examinations, NAT is devised and conducted in such a manner that it does not end up being a test of elimination. What’s more, NAT is not just management studies oriented. Its score are acceptable for admission by Institutes for other streams as well.” Gupta added.
SAHEI also offers cash Scholarships worth Rs. 100,000 and Awards worth Rs. 10,000 to meritorious candidates for the promotion of Higher Education in the country. This is a very unique act of SAHEI which has highly been appreciated in various circles as one of the non-existing effort from any non-Government agency.
SAHEI has also proposed to launch NAT Online test from this month in 30 cities across the country on a running basis round the year. Under the new arrangement, students can register from anywhere and book their test at a cost of only Rs. 650 which is similar to the paper-pencil test.
“These activities of SAHEI are just the beginning. Other activities in coordination with other National level Agencies and Statutory Bodies are being worked out for better facilitating the Higher Education domain and meeting the objectives of the Ministry of HRD” concluded Mr. Gupta.
Society for Research and Development in Education (SRDE) is a non-profit society set-up under the Societies Registration Act 1860. The Society is committed to encourage positive educational experiences to meet the challenges and demands of globalised environment. It aims to provide educational services that are reliable, cost effective and nationally and global recognized. The services under SRDE will be designed to make the Indian Higher Education system competitive utilizing latest technology and knowledge base.