Manipur University Students’ Union expressed its concern as many students hailing from the state are allotted test centres outside despite choosing Manipur as their preferred choice while filling up application form for Common University Entrance Test 2022 (CUET PG 2022) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) on Tuesday expressed its concern as many students hailing from the state are allotted test centres outside despite choosing Manipur as their preferred choice while filling up application form for Common University Entrance Test 2022 (CUET PG 2022) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
The CUET PG 2022 is scheduled 1 to 11 September, 2022 in a Computer Based Test (CBT) mode at various centres across the country. The CUET PG 2022 is introduced for the students to seek admission into various Post Graduate Programmes in 42 Central Universities, Deemed to be Universities and State Universities.
MUSU said in a statement that in the list of top choices, Manipur University, Canchipur, is found to be in the 5th rank, receiving a total registration of 2,90,490 applicants. In this regard, it expressed its apprehension feels that there will be lot of inconveniences for the students to appear the test outside the state since many of them belong to poor families. They will face problem in travelling outside the state in such a short notice and the fear of losing academic year will certainly be high, it added.
Stating that it believes that the Government of Manipur has a great responsibility in the conduct of such a Test, which provides a common platform to students, especially those in remote areas of the North East, to get enrolled in the Universities of India, the student union said since it is a Computer Based Test (CBT), proper infrastructures including ICT facilities are required.
It drew the attention of the State Government to increase the required infrastructures so that all the students of the state may be allowed to appear within Manipur itself.
It also appealed to UGC and NTA to increase the number of allotted centres in Manipur so that students of the state get the opportunity to appear the Test within the state.