Shillong: The Meghalaya government is still awaiting the response of the Education Ministry for exempting Meghalaya from conducting the Common University Entrance Test (CUET).
“Our chief minister had met the union minister and sought for exemption for the state and the response from the ministry is awaited,” Meghalaya Education Minister Rakkam A Sangma told reporters.
In a letter to the Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on March 7, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma had said, “As most of the colleges in the state are affiliated to the North Eastern Hill University, I request your good office to kindly exempt the state of Meghalaya from conducting the CUET.”
“The state of Meghalaya has recently undergone a Legislative Assembly election, the results of which were declared last week. This has resulted in the delay of State Board examination and in this regard, students are facing unprecedented challenges to attempt the CUET for the state-level undergraduate institutions,” he said.
The chief minister had also informed that the government has also taken steps to create a State University. “we will soon be receiving the approval of the Governor of Meghalaya.”
In May, last year, the Union Education minister had agreed to exempt Meghalaya from conducting the CUET based on the request made by the chief minister.