The University Grants Commission (UGC) has exempted colleges in Meghalaya, affiliated to North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), from Central University Entrance Test (CUET) for 2023-24 due to various impediment factors in conducting the test – such as geographical conditions, hilly terrain, far flung location, and limited digital connectivity.
This was confirmed by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, who thanked the Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan for considering the request on behalf of the students of Meghalaya.
Sangma tweeted, “Thank Union Education Minister, Sh. @dpradhanbjp ji for considering our request on behalf of our students to exempt the colleges in Meghalaya affiliated to NEHU to come under the purview of CUET for 2023-24, allowing them to continue with existing admission practices.”
In addition to Meghalaya, Central Universities of other North Eastern states namely Sikkim University, Rajiv Gandhi University, Manipur University, Assam University, Tezpur University, Nagaland University, Tripura University, Mizoram University have also been exempted from the purview of CUET for 2023-24.