Those who clear India's Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) may get a shot at UK's Queen's University


  • Queen’s University, UK is exploring India’s national entrance examinations as an eligibility criterion for admission.
  • The university recently included Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) scores as a parameter to assess Indian students for admission in engineering (Science and technology) programmes.
  • Nearly 200 Indian students have been studying in the UK, enrolled in various courses.
  • The varsity has partnered with several Indian institutions for outreach programmes, rolling out a five-year engagement plan to attract more Indian students.
Queen’s University UK is exploring the inclusion of India’s national entrance examination as an eligibility criterion for admission to certain universities in the UK — as the “quality of education in India is good.”

The university also recently announced that it will include Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) scores to assess Indian students for admission in engineering, science and technology programmes in the United Kingdom.

According to the Vice Chancellor Ian Greer, it is considering the Indian entrance scores for courses beyond engineering PTI reported.

“Traditionally, UK universities rely on A levels but there have to be certain quality thresholds. The key issue is identifying the right quality because we want people who come here to succeed,” Greer told PTI.

‘Very good students’

As of now, nearly 200 Indian students are studying in the UK. Going further, the varsity partnered with several Indian institutions for outreach programmes, rolling out a five-year engagement plan to attract more Indian students.

According to reports, over 800,000 students appear for the JEE entrance examination every year to compete for 5,000 seats in India’s IITs. India has 23 IIT centres across India.

“We observed that the number of students taking JEE is quite high but since the seats are limited in IITs, some very good students also miss out on that and end up taking admissions in less-credible institutions. We would be happy to have those quality students at our university, Greer reportedly said.

International universities have been setting sights on Indian students. Recently, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US extended 90% scholarship and admission offer to an Indian student, Stuti Khandwala. She had cracked JEE examination along with four other entrance examinations.

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