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Pearson, TÜV SÜD expand English exams portfolio in BD

The Academy division of TÜV SÜD, the German consultancy, testing and certification giant and Pearson have announced the expansion of their PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic exam model. PTE Academic is the world’s world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. The test module of PTE Academic can be availed by aspiring students applying to international universities or for a UK or Australian visa that requires proof of their English proficiency.

PTE Academic allows an applicant to schedule tests as quickly as twenty-four hours in advance, sit a single three-hour test session and receive results within five business days. The reading, PTEwriting, listening and speaking skills of the applicant are recorded through an automated computer module. The results generated are approved by the UK and Australian Governments and are accepted by thousands of academic programmes, including Harvard, Yale and INSEAD.

TÜV SÜD is the exclusive SELECT test centre for Pearson VUE to administer PTE (Pearson Test of English) and to facilitate training targeting to test taker. Speaking about their partnership and their plans to expand in Bangladesh, Mr. Neelan Ezhilan, TÜV SÜD Bangladesh Pvt. Ltd. said, “There has been a significant rise in the number of students from Bangladesh opting to study abroad. This has resulted in an exponential growth in demand for English proficiency exams. Applicants are on the lookout for faster and efficient tests and our partnership with PTE is aimed at fulfilling this requirement. The offerings of our Academy division for technical and management professionals will be valuable in this collaboration. Looking at the growth of PTE Academic in Bangladesh which has a potential market size of US $10 million, launching this module in India in collaboration with TÜV SÜD would be an ideal next step of expansion as India is an important market for English proficiency exams”

The Academy division of TÜV SÜD South Asia, a wholly owned subsidiary of the TÜV SÜD Group, has been operational in the training and skill development sector in India since 2008. Training programs at the academy include technical as well as soft skill training that range from one day introduction courses to large scale learning events that reaches out to a wide array of sectors like automobiles, engineering, textile, food, construction, oil & gas to name a few.

TÜV SÜD is a leading international service organisation catering to the strategic business segments INDUSTRY, MOBILITY and CERTIFICATION. Headquartered in Munich, Germany and founded in 1866, it has over 22,000 employees representing more than 800 locations throughout the world. Optimising technology, systems and know-how, the interdisciplinary specialist teams act as process partners to strengthen their customers’ competitiveness.

TÜV SÜD South Asia is the leading consulting, testing, inspection and certification (TIC) company with presence across India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. With more than 1300 employees, TÜV SÜD South Asia has serviced over 10,000 clients to date through the past two decades. It is present at 30 locations including 16 labs across the three countries. Today, TÜV SÜD South Asia is internationally competent to provide TIC solutions cutting across a wide range of sectors that include management systems, conventional and renewable energy, water, sanitation, environmental technology, infrastructure, transit systems, real estate, food, supply chain, agriculture, toys, consumer electronics, textiles, leather and related products, automobile and components, and technical as well as soft-skills training.