CUET may not be required for private colleges and educational institutes aided by the Meghalaya Government.

SHILLONG: 5th May 2022 (PTI Source)

In all probability, students attending private colleges or institutions aided by the state government in Meghalaya will not need to take the CUET or Common University Entrance Exam to get enrollment in undergraduate programs.

The new system will be implemented in Meghalaya's ten institutions of higher learning, which are already under existing norms. "I have informed about this," said Chief Minister Conrad Sangma following his meeting in New Delhi with Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

“When I brought up the state colleges' and students' concerns to the attention of the Minister, he acknowledged them and a beneficial response was received from him in which they have agreed that certain aspects will be exempt for certain colleges, which are not necessarily funded privately or by the Centre and nor are aided through the state government, will not have to partake in the exam,” Sangma added.

The state government has been waiting for official word from the Centre in this area, which is expected to arrive in a day or two.

“We are confident that students who study at these institutions will not have to take the CUET. This is a good response, and we will wait for official word from them before informing everyone about it,” he added.

Over the previous few weeks, there has been a lot of confusion and worry as to how the NTA would implement CUET at various central university (CU) programs throughout the country.

The transition to the new system was accelerated after concerns were raised about whether it would be appropriate given the lack of training and testing centres in the state.