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    HRD Ministry postpones IND-SAT Exam, 2020 due to Corona virus pandemic

    Published on May 29, 2020

    Human Resource Development Ministry has postponed the IND-SAT Examination, 2020 due to the Corona virus pandemic.

    HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in a tweet said, the Ministry has decided to postpone the IND-SAT exam that was initially scheduled for tomorrow on 30th May to July this year.

    Mr  Nishank said that the fresh date of the examination will be announced soon. He said, the decision in this regard was taken in view of the current COVID-19 crisis in the world and the requests received from many international students.

    IND- SAT It is a standardized online test for international students seeking scholarships with Study in India  programme.

    The IND-SAT scores will serve as a criterion to shortlist the meritorious students for the allocation of scholarships.

    Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced  IND-SAT exam in her Union Budget speech on 1st of February this year for Asian and African countries as a part of   study in India Programme.

    The Finance Minister had observed that India should be a preferred destination for higher education.

    She said, therefore, under its Study in India Programme an IND- SAT is proposed to be held in Asian and African countries  for benchmarking foreign candidates who receive scholarships for studying in Indian higher education centres.