SHILLONG, April 20: The aim to implement the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for the students who wish to take admissions in Central Universities is still unclear for the many even for the teachers and principals of colleges in the State.
To deliberate further on the implementation of the CUET, today the Education Department of Meghalaya called for a meeting with the Administration of North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) represented by the Vice Chancellor, Prof.Prabha Shukla,the Principals of different colleges and the Department of Education of Meghalaya,and attended by the Minister incharge of the Department of Education,Lahkmen Rymbui.
On being queried about the meeting, Prof.Prabha Shankar Shukla said that the CUET will definitely be implemented in the State, and with regards to the challenges with the implementation of the CUET, a further deliberation in detail will be held on how to alleviate them.
The Public Relations Officer of NEHU, Dr.Davidson Pyngrope said that the decision of the Education Department and NEHU is to move ahead with the implementation of CUET, and it is important for students to appear in the exam in order to get admissions in colleges affiliated to Central Universities. He said that this is not a wish of NEHU but it is as per the instructions of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and it will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
The Principal of Union Christian College (UCC), Dr.R.M Manih said that NEHU wants the students who have passed the Higher Secondary level to compete in the CUET if they want to continue with their further studies. He said at present a majority of people have not yet completely understood the test especially in the rural areas and because of the shortage of time.
With regards to meeting the requirements, the Principal of Synod College, Dr.R.M Lyngdoh said that the Minister has ensured the provision of computers in every district listed as exam centers.