CUET not required for admission to NEHU colleges in Meghalaya: Dharmendra Pradhan

The exemption was given for this academic year, considering the geographical conditions, far-flung locations, limited digital connectivity, infrastructure.

CUET not required for admission to NEHU colleges in Meghalaya: Dharmendra Pradhan Dharmendra Pradhan (Source: Official Twitter Account)
Press Trust of India | May 12, 2022 - 4:13 p.m. IST
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SHILLONG: CUET would not be required for admission to undergraduate courses in colleges affiliated to the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) in Meghalaya, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday. In a letter to Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, Pradhan said the exemption was given for this academic year, considering the geographical conditions, far-flung locations, limited digital connectivity and infrastructure.

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"The affiliated colleges of NEHU will continue with the existing practice for admission instead of CUET," the education minister said in the letter. The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) has been introduced for admission to courses in all central universities, starting from this academic year. The chief minister had on April 25 met Pradhan, seeking the exemption for Meghalaya colleges.

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Sangma expressed gratitude to Pradhan for the exemption. "On behalf of the students of my State, I would like to express my gratitude to Hon'ble Minister @dpradhanbjp ji (Dharmendra Pradhan) for allowing colleges affiliated to NEHU to continue with existing practice for admission instead of #CUET (sic)," he tweeted.

The total registration for CUET has reached 9,81,406 and the total number of submitted applications is 7,39,027, said the University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar.

CUET 2022 exam is scheduled to be held in the first and second week of July by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The last date for CUET registration has been extended to May 22, 2022. The earlier deadline was May 6. Candidates can prepare for the exam by accessing the CUET mock test 2022 updated on the NTA website - nta.ac.in.


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