University of Calcutta grants admission to CIE students

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Kolkata, Jun 9 (UNI) The University of Calcutta has agreed to grant provisional admission to students of University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), who are seeking admission to colleges for undergraduate degree courses.

Speaking on this development here today, Mr Ian Chambers, CIE Regional Manager, South Asia, said, ''We are grateful to the University of Calcutta for agreeing to grant students provisional admission before the announcement of their final results. Our students go on to study in some of the world's best known universities and have produced excellent academic performances. We are confident that those who are admitted to the University of Calcutta will do justice to its academic standards.'' The directive in this regard was announced by the University of Calcutta on May 20 and this move has been welcomed by CIE students in Kolkata and neighbouring states.

Mr Nirmal Agarwal, CEO, Academy for Professional Excellence (APEX) said, ''University of Calcutta is one of the country's most prestigious institutions and this landmark decision will benefit thousands of CIE students, who in earlier years had to wait a year before applying to the University.'' University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world's largest provider of international qualifications for students in the age group of 14-19 years.

It offers the Cambridge International Curriculum for 5-19 year olds, professional qualifications for teachers and vocational qualifications for adult learners.

CIE qualifications are taken in 150 countries and recognised by universities, educational providers and employers across the world.

CIE is part of the Cambridge Assessment Group, a non-profit organisation, and part of the University of Cambridge.

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