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The University of Oxford has ended its agreement with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) after students experienced technical glitches while taking online entrance exams for the institution. Every year thousands of students from all over the world take the exam to get into Oxford. Let us tell you that TCS has been given the responsibility of conducting many major recruitment examinations including Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) of India. A University of Oxford spokesperson said that TCS will no longer be involved in the delivery of Oxford entrance examinations, following technical problems experienced by some candidates during online entrance examinations. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs through 30 colleges in the United Kingdom. Prominent Indians who have studied at Oxford include former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Manmohan Singh.

In April 2023, the UK-based institute chose TCS ION, the learning and assessment-focused unit of TCS, to conduct the entrance test in place of the Cambridge Entrance Assessment Test. The university attributed the cancellation of the agreement to complaints from candidates about technical problems while taking the online exams.

The decision has been taken after careful consideration of the issues as well as feedback received from candidates, teachers and examination centres, the spokesperson said. Our priority is to ensure a high quality experience for all candidates and those involved in supporting them. We are grateful to students and their teachers for their patience during this process. Details of the new arrangements will be given in the spring, at the start of the next admissions process.