No CUET for Admission to Private Colleges: CM

SHILLONG, May 3: Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said on Tuesday that students seeking admission to undergraduate courses offered by private colleges or state government-funded colleges will not need to report to CUET.
CUET extends to the entrance test of central universities.
“This exemption will continue and there is no timetable for this. Colleges that have nothing to do with NEHU admission will not need to sit for the exam even in years to come,” Sangma told reporters.
He said he informed Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday that CUET is made compulsory for all colleges affiliated with the Central University.
He said Pradhan agreed with the argument that students seeking admission to UG courses should provide their choice of a private college or any college funded by the state government for the CUET.
Citing an example, the Chief Minister said that students studying at colleges 200 km away from NEHU will never apply or have any intention of continuing their education at NEHU.
He said those students might prefer to stay in their respective districts or regions.
“Why then should these students take this central exam?” This means that 90% of colleges in the state will not need to take the common entrance exam,” Sangma said.
He clarified that students wishing to take the UG courses which are an integral part of the NEHU academic structure will have to be included in the common entrance test.
According to him, students who are planning to pursue their studies in central universities or colleges run at two campuses of NEHU in Shillong and Tura such as Law College or Agriculture College should take the CUET exam.

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