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Entrance examination

 

In order to maintain a lofty standard of intellectual studies pursued in the ancient universities, there was maintained an institute of Dwara-Panditas or entrance pandits who guarded the holy portals of the temple of learning against the intrusion of mediocre talents. These Dwara-pandits were each expert in the various subjects taught at the university. They conducted an entrance examination of the aspirants for higher studies. They were very strict in their tests Hardly 20 to 30 % of the students succeeded in getting admission. They took scrupulous care not to make admission cheap. They were the standard bearers of the prestige and scholarship of the university. Thus the doors of the university were zealously guarded by experts who were always ready with the most difficult questions at the entr�ance test in order to find out the competence of the candidates seeking admissions.