Oxford University ended its partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in October 2023 due to technical problems encountered during online admission tests.

Here’s a summary of what happened:

  • In November 2022, Oxford University signed a contract with TCS to manage online admission tests for international students applying for postgraduate courses.
  • Technical glitches and disruptions occurred during the tests, causing inconvenience and frustration for applicants.
  • Negative feedback from candidates and concerns about the fairness of the testing process prompted Oxford University to review the partnership.
  • In October 2023, Oxford University officially terminated the contract with TCS citing the aforementioned issues.

The university has since sought alternative solutions for conducting online admission tests, but the details haven’t been publicly announced yet.