District-level awareness prog on CUET organized at Ziro

ZIRO, 17 May: A district-level awareness program on Common University Entrance Test (CUET) 2022 was organised in Mudo Tamo Memorial College here for the students and administrators of various higher secondary schools of the district.

Attending the program, Rajiv Gandhi University vice- chancellor prof. Saket Kushwaha elaborated on the importance and feasibility of CUET in India and termed it a holistic move by the ministry of education, GoI and maintained that taking a common test for admission in central universities is a good step.

The vice-chancellor of Arunodaya University, Naharlagun Dr. VN Sharma motivated all the participants and encouraged them to be confident in facing the new national level entrance system.

The deputy commissioner of Lower Subansiri district Somcha Lowang spoke about the importance of continuous learning as a student.

Vice chancellor of IGTAMSU, Ziro Dr. Rajagopal Doddumpudi encouraged the students to take up unconventional courses relevant to the present age.

In the technical sessions, the resource persons from Rajiv Gandhi University including faculty of environmental sciences dean prof. S.K. Patnaik and joint registrar (academics and conferences) Dr. David Pertin presented all the aspects of CUET and cleared all the doubts pertaining to it.

While dwelling on preparedness of RGU on CUET and other two entrances of RGU, ie. RGUCET and RGUPET, Dr. David Pertin informed that students can appear the CUET-2022 in their domicile states only. With the NTA keeping class XII CBSE syllabi as the base syllabi for the CUET-2022, Dr. Pertin opined that students of Arunachal Pradesh will be in advantageous position as all the higher secondary schools in the state follows NCERT CBSE syllabi.

He further informed that the CUET entrance examination for admissions to undergraduate programs in all 45 central universities including their constituent and affiliated colleges will be held online as Computer Based Test (CBT). The CUET-2022 will be conducted at more than 140 centers across the country and as of now Arunachal Pradesh has three Test Centers. The persuasion is on with the nodal agency to increase the centres in the state keeping in view its geopolitical locations and other issues, in line with the extension given by the NTA for the last date of registration to 22nd May from 6th May, 2022.

Prof. SK Patnaik informed that CUET is a part of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which is aspiring to provide uniform access and level playground to the growing number of talented and young citizens of the country. He further said that, CUET has the potential to be a game-changer in the coming years not only for the students but for the participating universities as well.

Earlier, RGU’s joint registrar (examinations) Dr. Nani Tamang Jose, who is also a member of the college’s management board spoke on the significance of such awareness programmes whose sole motive is to make aware everyone and to bring all the class twelve students to register for CUET.

Among others, principals of various higher secondary schools of Lower Subansiri district, scores of students from Ziro-Hapoli and Yachuli area, faculty members, teacher education trainees and students from MTM college Ziro participated and benefitted from the one day awareness programme on CUET.