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Oxford University to allow direct entries to ISC and CBSE toppers

Kharagpur(IANS): The hallowed Oxford University has decided to allow the toppers of ISC and CBSE exams direct entry to its undergraduate courses from the academic session of 2013, a senior university official said.

The vice chancellor professor of Oxford, Andrew Hamilton in a press conference at IIT- Kharagpur Friday expressed his happiness over the decision to allow toppers of India to have their undergraduate courses in Oxford University.

“We want to draw the best students from India to Oxford. It has been decided that we will accept Class XII examination results for all undergraduate courses at Oxford,” said Hamilton.

Earlier Indian students needed to appear for their A-levels, SATs or the International Baccalaureate as the criteria for getting admitted in the undergraduate courses at Oxford.

Under the new rule, the university will now make conditional offers of entrance to those students who acquire more than 90 percent in the CBSE and ISC exams. An Indian aspirant who opts for the science course in Oxford at the undergraduate level may also need to take the Indian IIT entrance examination.

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