ANCSU stated that though the National Testing Agency (NTA) has identified 523 Common Service Centres (CSC) in 10 districts in Nagaland for conducting CUET exam, many CSC/Facilitation centres are not operating due to digital connectivity problem.
By Inna Long char, TFM Nagaland Correspondent
All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) on Friday has appealed to the government of Nagaland through the chief secretary to exempt Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for the affiliated and autonomous colleges in Nagaland starting from the academic year 2023-24.
A press statement issued jointly by ANCSU president, Toito D Chishi, and general secretary, Tenyesinlo Buku, stated that while acknowledging the very fact that CUET will not “just remove” the disparity between the students’ community from different boards, reduce the hassle of multiple examinations and basin evaluations but also to enable the students to pursue their field of interest with fair opportunity and seek admission to the best best possible university university, however, ANCSU felt rhat in Nagaland, there are still “operational difficulties” to ardently implement CUET through online mode (CBT).
“As there is no digital connectivity in many parts of Nagaland due to geographical condition/billy terrains and even in areas where access to internet is available, there is no consistency and stability of network because of poor electricity”, said ANCSU.
The ANCSU officials also stated that though the National Testing Agency (NTA) has identified 523 Common Service Centres (CSC) from 10 districts in Nagaland for conducting CUET exam, many CSC/Facilitation centres are not operating for genuine reasons as mentioned.
In this regard, ANCSU further appealed the Nagaland state government to request the University Grants Commission (UGC) and ministry of Education to consider the case of colleges in Nagaland (affiliated to NU and Autonomous) from tje purview of CUET and allow the students to take admission in their affiliated colleges as per the past practices for the current academic year 2023-24.
ANCSU further retain its prayer that justice will be delivered to the students’ community and the response towards this appeal would not “deprive or jeopardize” the career of students in any manner.