Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bays has requested Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to reconsider his decision to implement a General University Entrance Test (CUET) from the academic year 2022-23.
In a letter, the governor drew the attention of the Union Minister to the problems and difficulties in the implementation of CUET. “Looking at the problems, it does not seem possible to follow and implement CUET for the graduate program in the state universities from the current session. So, reconsider the decision, ”he said.
According to the governor, a letter has been received from the chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) for implementation of CUET from 2022-23 academic year for graduate admission in various universities in Jharkhand.
Accordingly, all state vice-chancellors and higher education departments were instructed to follow the UGC guidelines, a Raj Bhavan notification said.
Thereafter, the Governor was informed about the problems faced by various universities in the state in implementing CUET for enrollment of graduate students from the academic year 2022-23, the notification said.
“Universities say most students do not have a good socio-economic background,” he said. Students from tribal and backward communities are not in a position to bear the application fee of CUET, which is around Rs.500 to Rs.600. This could increase the number of drop-out cases, “the statement said.
The deadline to apply for the CUET exam is May 22, 2022, but there is still no clarity about the exam syllabus and exam pattern, the release added.
With input from PTI.
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