Jharkhand govt urges centre to reconsider decision of implementing CUET from 2022-23

The students from tribal and backward communities are not in a position to afford the application fee for CUET, which is approximately Rs 500 to 600. This may increase the number of drop out cases

All the state vice chancellors and the higher education department were directed to follow the UGC guidelines
All the state vice chancellors and the higher education department were directed to follow the UGC guidelines

Ramesh Bais, governor, Jharkhand urged the Union Minister of Education, Dharmendra Pradhan to reconsider the decision of implementing a common university entrance test (CUET) from the academic session of 2022-23.

The governor drew the attention of the union minister to problems and difficulties being faced in implementing the CUET, in a letter. “Looking at the problems, it does not seem possible to follow and implement CUET for undergraduate program in the state universities from the current session. So, reconsider the decision,” he said.

According to the governor, a letter was received from the Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) asking for implementation of CUET from the academic session 2022-23 for admission in undergraduate in various universities of Jharkhand.

Accordingly, all of the state vice chancellors and the higher education department were directed to follow the guidelines of the UGC, a Raj Bhawan release said.

Then, the governor received information regarding the difficulties being faced by various universities of the state in implementing CUET for enrollment of students in graduation from the academic session 2022-23, the release said.

“The universities stated that socio-economic background is not good of most of the students. The students from tribal and backward communities are not in a position to afford the application fee for CUET, which is approximately Rs 500 to 600. This may increase the number of drop out cases,” the release said.

The last date to apply for CUET exam is May 22, 2022, but still there is no clarity about the exam syllabus and exam pattern, the release further added.

With inputs from PTI.

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