Lovely Professional University signs entrance exam delivery agreement with Pearson VUE
NEW DELHI, INDIA, Feb. 23, 2017 – Lovely Professional University (LPU) has signed a multi-year agreement with global computer-based testing leader Pearson VUE to deliver its popular Lovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPUNEST).
Pearson VUE will deliver the LPUNEST admissions test for multiple programmes, not just in India but via its network of more than 5,000 test centres in 180 countries around the world. Students applying for a place at the university can schedule their admissions exam at a local test centre across more than 130 cities in India via an online booking system from March 1, 2017.
Candidates will also have the flexibility of registering and scheduling – choosing a slot at their preferred date, time and location in a seamless way. Exam security is a high priority for university admissions and Pearson VUE will be capturing candidate biometrics including digital photographs and digital signatures to reduce cases of fraud.
Divyalok Sharma, senior director – client development at Pearson VUE, said: “We were chosen by Lovely Professional University in part due to our adherence to global best practices in assessment standards. Our new partnership with the university is good news for aspiring candidates across India and abroad. We intend to provide the highest quality of services and a glitch-free test delivery for LPU.”
Mr. Ashok Mittal, chancellor of Lovely Professional University, said: “We selected Pearson VUE to deliver our exams so that we can provide the biggest test centre reach possible for our candidates in India and around the world. The Pearson VUE brand adds value to our entrance examinations because of the high standards of quality, exam security, and customer service associated with it.”
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for high-stakes certification and licensure exams in the healthcare, finance, information technology, academic and admissions markets. We offer a full suite of services to develop, manage, deliver and grow test programmes for over 450 clients via the world’s most comprehensive network of highly secure test centres in 180 countries, and through online solutions. Pearson VUE owns Certiport, the global leader in foundational IT certification solutions, and is a business of the world's leading learning company Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON).
About Lovely Professional University
Lovely Professionals University (LPU) is the largest single campus university in India, with more than 25,000 students, 3,500 faculty and staff, offering more than 200 programmes. LPU conducts a national level admission test every year, LPUNEST for admissions into various programmes offered by the university. LPU is currently delivering this test with another India based testing provider in the CBT format. Approximately 30K students take test in the CBT format while there is a large number of candidates still taking the exam in a P&P, about 2 lakhs