CUET not mandatory for Nagaland college admissions

CUET not mandatory for Nagaland colleges

Officials have announced that students seeking admission to Nagaland University and its affiliated colleges will be exempted from the Common University Entrance Test (CUET). This decision highlights the state’s approach to tailoring higher education to the region’s specific needs and capabilities.

Anenla T Sato, Commissioner and Secretary to the Government of Nagaland, confirmed that the CUET, a national-level test for university admissions across India, will not be mandatory for students enrolling in Nagaland University or its associated institutions.

Anenla T Sato

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This exemption is set to continue not only for the upcoming academic year but also for the foreseeable future, simplifying the admissions process for students in the state.

The decision to exempt students from the CUET is rooted in the current limitations of Nagaland’s infrastructure. Dr. Medongoi Rhakho from the Higher Education Department explained that the state’s colleges primarily rely on results from the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) and the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) to evaluate prospective students, as the infrastructure in Nagaland is not yet equipped to support the predominantly online CUET.

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The clarification regarding the CUET exemption has brought relief to many families in Nagaland, where the pressure of preparing for multiple entrance exams can be immense.

By adhering to more accessible and familiar assessment criteria, the education authorities have made higher education more attainable for students and their families, reducing the stress associated with the admissions process.

Although the current exemption from the CUET aims to facilitate immediate academic pursuits for local students, the Higher Education Department has proposed a five-year moratorium on CUET requirements for Nagaland. The state will eventually align with the national testing standard once the necessary infrastructure and conditions are in place.

The decision to exempt students from the CUET in Nagaland demonstrates the state’s commitment to adapting national policies to suit local circumstances and needs.

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The exemption from the CUET for admissions to Nagaland University and its affiliated colleges is a positive step towards making higher education more accessible and less stressful for students in the state.

By considering local infrastructure limitations and the needs of students and their families, Nagaland’s education authorities have taken a proactive approach to ensure that the pursuit of higher education remains a realistic and attainable goal for all.

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