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DALHAM Foundation launches first ever common entrance exam to promote NON-STEM Education

March 8, 2019

On March 7, New Delhi based DALHAM Foundation, an independent not-for-profit social enterprise, announced the official launch of D-ART entrance exam. A key objective of the exam is to address multiple pain points of both students and institutes, impaired by a legacy admissions process.

The D-ART exam is a first of its kind initiative and a paradigm shift in student assessment and institute admission processes. It will not only form the admissions criteria for partner institutes and universities; it will also double down as a non-standard test designed to encourage students to think critically.

Unlike existing assessment models which examine a students’ problem solving skills with a strong focus on curriculum based questions, the D-ART exam measures a host of additional competencies such as contextual awareness, visualisation, emotional responses, thematic aptitude, among others to give assessors a more holistic evaluation model.

More than 30 leading institutions including Chitkara University, Sharda University, Lovely Professional University, Manav Rachna, World University of Design, are already accepting the examination which is a testament to the need for a streamlined assessment and admissions process beneficial for both students and institutions alike.

Students can access over 250 undergraduate Non-STEM programmes with the DALHAM Assessment Rating Tool (D-ART). The assessment is a two-part combination of offline and online modes with more than 30 test centres already operational across major Tier 1 & 2 cities in India.

Commenting on the launch of this initiative, Shekhar A Bhattacharjee, founder, DALHAM Foundation, said, “In the current evolving corporate landscape, skills gained by social sciences and humanities students can lead to extremely rewarding careers both financially as well as psychologically. As India transitions into a knowledge economy, adopting best practices in liberal arts education will surely contribute to future success”

Comments Dr. Indira Parikh, founder, DALHAM, “Having dedicated most of my professional life to drive excellence in leading academic institutions as well as students across India, DALHAM Foundation will now contribute to my vision of enlightening millions of students and parents of the immense opportunities a NON-STEM career path has to offer.”

Promoted in 2018, DALHAM Foundation, an independent not-for-profit social enterprise, is dedicated to advance, promote and practice NON-STEM education.

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