BJP writes to Centre on CUET

Shillong, May 5: The BJP has written to  the Union Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan for extending the last date to apply for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET).

The BJP state president, Ernest Mawrie said there is a need to extend the date  to enable as many students as possible to register.


He said the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) is planning to implement the Common University Entrance Test (CUET-UG) from the upcoming academic session for all colleges affiliated to it. All the colleges in Meghalaya are affiliated to NEHU.

The implications of this decision is that all the students who pass class XII this year, in order to get admission in any college in Meghalaya should pass the CUET-UG.

Mawrie said many local students in the state are unaware of the test.

“The situation that will arise is that no student in the whole state will be eligible for admission to BA, BCom, BSc and other undergraduate courses. Most of them would not have applied to appear for the test since the last date was April 30, 2022,” he added.

He said even if they manage to apply at the last moment, it would be difficult for them to give the examination since there is only one online exam centre in Shillong and none in any other town. The number of Class XII-passed students will be too high to be accommodated in the exam centre.

The BJP leader also warned that there will be a big crisis in June-July, which is the time when the admission process is normally carried on in the colleges. “There is even danger of serious breakdown of law and order,” he added.

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