SHILLONG, March 23: The Minister incharge of the Department of Education, Lahkmen Rymbui expressed that the students in the students will be affected by the introduction of the Indian Government’s Central Entrance Test for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the universities, as the exams will be conducted as per the NCERT, and can cause much problems for students from the rural areas who do not get the proper facilities.
He said that the only centrally funded University in Meghalaya is the North-Eastern Hills University (NEHU), and from the Government’s end it shall have to look at ways on how to ensure that the students do not face problems while applying for admissions in colleges. He said that the Government will examine in detail on what can be done for the betterment of the students in the State.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) on the 21st of March announced that it will no longer take into account the marks obtained in the Class XII for admissions to the Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses for the year 2022-23 in Central Universities and colleges affiliated to the Universities in the Country.The admission process will be carried out through a Common University Entrance Test(CUET).
Rymbui said that the aim of the Indian Government is to conduct an entrance test for all the students for admissions in colleges is a good move, however, there is a slight feeling of worry as the examination will be conducted based on the NCERT syllabus which means that the lessons and syllabus prescribed by the State will affect and may cause problems for the students.