Chaotic situation in NEHU, thousand of students appearing CUET examination lined up

Shillong, May 15: A chaotic situation witnessed in one of the centre at NEHU where thousands of students today were seen lining up in-front of the main entrance of cluster NEHU Shillong searching for their respective allotted examination room.

It is reported that the National Testing Authority (NTA) had fixed 3 pm as the time for examination of the subject English but the exam had to start at 5:15 pm as most of the students had not found their respective allotted examination room.

Despite rain, students along with parents and guardians were seen lining up and seeking clarification from authority alleging there are lapses in terms of allotting rooms for the students. This has led to a stampede like situation, where students were seen pulling and pushing each other.

It is reported that the delay for students to get inside their respective allotted rooms is because of malfunction of the Biometric system.

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma while denying any such mismanagement said “I have not heard of mismanagement in any of the centres”.

Sangma lamented that the CUET exam is being conducted by central agencies NTA and is not conducted by the state government and therefore it is in the jurisdiction of the NTA.

He added that for the last many years, the state was able to get exemption because there are not enough centres but as of today every region in the state has centres.

“The CUET exam again a reminder to everybody is mainly for the exams that have been conducted for college admissions in NEHU course and that is the reason why today after the amendment to the Captain Williamson Sangma University, we will be able to now affiliate all the colleges from the from NEHU to the state university” he added.

When asked about the alleged stampede in NEHU center, Sangma said “Again, as I said, it is not something that we state government handle, it is a central agency that handles this but if there are certain concerns that are there, will be happy to take up.

The Chief Minister recalled that last time, there were some issues with the NEET exam which was also conducted by a central agency.

“We took up the matter as a state government with the agency and asked them to enquire into it. Similarly if there is an issue with the CUET exam, we will definitely speak to the agency in the centre and ask them to enquire into the matters” ha added.

Around 19 thousand students appears for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) in Meghalaya.
The students of Meghalaya appeared on Wednesday after two years of exemption.
A total of 26 centres across the state are set for the CUET examination – in Shillong 12 centres, 5 in Jowai and 9 in Tura.
A total of 8,535 students are expected to appear in Shillong Centers, 4,269 in Jowai and 5,618 in Tura.

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