MP govt, Cambridge Assessment English ink pact

Chennai: Cambridge Assessment English, a department of the University of Cambridge has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Higher Education Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh. In addition it has signed another MoU with many private universities in Madhya Pradesh.

The aim of these two MoUs is to enhance the employability of the students by developing English language skills, said a release.

Under the agreements, Cambridge will offer Madhya Pradesh’s Government Higher Educational Institutes across 11 districts and also 32 private universities a package of training for faculty, curriculum support and digital learning resources. Universities will be able to offer their students a range of tests and internationally recognised Cambridge English Qualifications, particularly the internationally recognised BEC Business English Certificates, it added.

Deputy director – Global Network, from Cambridge Assessment English, Liam Vint, explained, ‘We are delighted that universities in Madhya Pradesh are taking steps to implement international standards of English. By incorporating Cambridge Assessment English into their English language programmes, universities can ensure that their students develop effective language skills that prepare them for employment and further study, both in India and worldwide. All of our tests and qualifications are closely linked to the Common European Framework of Reference, known as the CEFR, which is the global standard for language assessment.’

NT Bureau