Dimapur, May 21: The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has appealed to the State Directorate of Technical Education to establish exam centers in every district to conduct Nagaland State Entrance Exam (NSEE), Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and North East Council (NEC) examination in the wake of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) notification to conduct exams.
In an appeal letter to the Director, Technical Education, Nagaland, ANCSU president Vimeyiekho Vitso and general secretary Imnameren N Jamir said candidates should also be given preference to choose their exam centers as per their residence so that no students will be deprived of appearing the said exam.
“Such exams centers should be identified at the earliest and necessary preparations relating to exam and to fight the threat of COVID-19 should be kept ready,” it said.
The union also appealed for release of the State technical scholarship to the beneficiaries without any further delay as the amounts has been already sanctioned and released.
Meanwhile in a joint meeting with State Higher Education officials on May 19, ANCSU informed that it impressed upon the State Government departments such as Planning, Finance, to expedite the file process of issuing drawal authority for the Post Matric Scholarship 2019-2020.
Informing that it was informed that the department is expecting the drawal authority in the next few days, the ANCSU said it has already met the Finance Commissioner for immediate release of the scholarship.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India has sanctioned and released an amount of Rs 17,30,59,000 as 1st Installment of 50% Central share for PMS ST 2019-2020, it said.
The ANCSU also urged the Department to impress upon Nagaland University for early issue of notification/guidelines relating to exam and academic calendar.
Also appealing to the Department to find possibilities of waiving fees for economically weak students, the union appealed the affluent parents/guardians to extend financial help to the colleges/institutes. It also insisted that faculty staffs (both teaching and non teaching) should not be deprived of their salary and welfare.
Highlighting concern of admission to 1st semester, the union appealed the department to issue common directive to all colleges to intake maximum students for the next academic session as the ongoing situation may discourage the students from opting to study outside the State. To this, the union informed that the department has assured its seriousness and concern as well.
Expressing concern over the preparation of colleges towards IT infrastructures, the union apprised the department that every college should start to prepare for online facilities as the pandemic has become uncertain. It suggested establishment of college management system/college dashboard to facilitate e-book study materials, submission of assignments, display of students monthly attendance/internal marks(through the students private account), special online classes, etc.
On the issue of some students being asked to vacate the hostel during the lockdown period in the State, the union appealed the department to take stern action against such hostels. In response, the department assured that in the wake of such case, the hostel permits would be cancelled and necessary action taken. The ANCSU appealed house/hostel owners to strictly abide by the guidelines of the department.
ANCSU further expressed concern over the requisition of colleges and hostels as quarantine centers, and was of the opinion that upon such requisition, the district administration should take the confidence of the department, college/institute authority and concern village council.
(Page News Service)