In a move that is likely to enhance the English language assessment skills in India, UK-based Cambridge English Language Assessment (a not-for-profit English language assessment department of the University of Cambridge) has signed different Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Hindustan University, the Indian Council for Assessment and Accreditation (ICAA), Vignan University in Andhra Pradesh and BS Abdur Rehman University in Tamil Nadu.
These MoUs were inked at the ‘1stCambridge English – India Partnership Summit’, which saw top educationists, policy makers and heads of educational institutions in attendance.
“We have a wide range of English language examinations. Increasingly, we’re setting up centres around the world, because we realise that you can’t help the world learn English just from Cambridge. You need to do it where the people are learning,” said Saul Nasse, chief executive of Cambridge English Language Assessment.
Under the MoUs, the institutions will get to utilise the wide range of assessment tools developed by Cambridge. According to Nasse, the institutions can also customise these tools according to their requirements.
Cambridge English works with 200 technical institutions and several corporates in India for conducting assessments. The department works with approximately 6,00,000 candidates per year across all primary and higher education schools and is growing at about 20 per cent.