ANCSU seeks exemption from CUET for colleges in Nagaland
Dimapur, March 10: the All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has sought exemption of Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for affiliated and autonomous colleges in Nagaland for the academic year 2023-2024.
In a letter to the Chief Secretary, Government of Nagaland, the union acknowledged that CUET will not just remove the disparity between students from different boards, reduce the hassle of multiple examinations and bias in evaluations but also enable students to pursue their field of interest with a fair opportunity and seek admission to the best possible university.
However, it said in Nagaland there are still operational difficulties to ardently implement CUET through online mode CBT, as there is no proper digital connectivity in many parts of Nagaland due to geographical condition/ hilly terrain and even in areas where access to internet is available there is no consistency and stability of network because of poor electricity.
Though National Testing Agency has identified 523 Common Service Centres from 10 districts in Nagaland for conducting CUET exam, ANCSU said many CSC/facilitation centres are not operating for the genuine reasons mentioned above. Moreover, there is no CSC/facilitation centre in some districts especially far-flung location, it said.
ANCSU therefore appealed to the Chief Secretary to request the University Grants Commission and Ministry of Education to consider the case of colleges in Nagaland (affiliated to NU & autonomous) from the purview of CUET and allow the students to take admission in their affiliated colleges as per the past practice for the academic year 2023-2024. (Page News Service)