Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said on Wednesday that students from the state’s private and government colleges will not have to appear for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for admission into undergraduate courses throughout the country.
CM Sangma said, “The Centre has agreed that there will be certain areas in which they will try to exempt some of our colleges, which are not necessarily centrally funded… those will not have to appear for the exam.”
Notably, he had called on the Union minister for education, Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday, during which it was decided that these institutions will be exempted from the common entrance test.
However, the Meghalaya CM informed that an official confirmation from the Centre on the matter is awaited.
It is worth mentioning that CUET scores were made mandatory for admission into undergraduate programs under 45 central universities from the 2022-23 academic session.
The Union education minister had clarified earlier that the CUET did not impose upon the rights of states and union territories.