It has been observed that the Dalham Foundation, a not-for-profit social enterprise, has established DALHAM Assessment Rating Tool (D-ART), the computer-based entrance test to be conducted for admission to non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) courses in over 30 educational institutions. The institutions have agreed to enroll students through this exam. The government institutions have not yet agreed to enroll students based on this entrance test.
The Registration process for the entrance exam has begun and will continue to last until May 2019 at the official website, for which the link has been provided below:
The Entrance Exam is scheduled to be conducted in August and the foundation will be declaring the results by September 2019.
Speaking of the entrance exam, co-founder, DALHAM Foundation, Shekhar A Bhattacharjee, said, “Half of the exam will judge students on their subject knowledge including topics such as Indian heritage, history, culture, basic mathematics etc. while the other half, students will be asked to describe some random images. This judges the human quotient of the students.”
The admission process involves the candidate to submit a video-based statement of purpose, along with the application fee of Rs 4000. The courses offered through the entrance test are B.A. programme, design, media, architecture-aligned, and other humanities-based courses.
Bhattacharjee said, “The exam aims to change the way we assess students, it is not about just marks.” He adds, “There is no common exam for non-STEM courses when around 30 lakh of the students opt for these courses.”
The Entrance Test preparation involved 45 question paper setters and over 37 evaluators.