In a cruel joke with students, the CET cell of State government has not allotted a single examination centre for online exams of BEd and MEd courses in Nagpur and Amravati div. The entrance examination for the three-year integrated bachelor and master degree course in education is scheduled to be held on May 22.
There are 11 districts in Nagpur and Amravati division, of which one is marred by Naxal violence. Students in this area already suffer because of developmental backlog. Now, the CET’s move has further added to their misery. Students hailing from other areas too are feeling the pinch of this decision.
The CET has allotted examination centres to Aurangabad, Solapur, Pune, Kolhapur and Nanded. All these cities are situated far away from Nagpur. To take online examination for the integrated course, aspiring candidates would have travel several miles because of the arbitrary decision of the CET cell.
Sources said, number of students in BEd and MEd colleges in both the division is low. This could be one of the reasons why the CET has not allotted centre to Nagpur and Amravati divisions. Now, the students too are hesitating to apply for the integrated course.
Meanwhile, sources in the CET cell said that online examination centres are allotted in cities where the integrated course is offered by the educational institutes. In five districts of Nagpur division and six districts of Amravati division, not a single college offer this course.
However, students are not satisfied with this logic. They said, centre should have been allotted in Nagpur and Amravati division. A delegation of students under the banner of Akhil Bharitya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) also met join director of education Dr Archana Nerkar. The delegation was led by general secretary of ABVP Vaibhav Bawankar. They handed over a memorandum to Dr Nerkar and urged her to give centres in both the divisions. It is learnt that Dr Nerkar has apprised the higher authorities of students’ grievances.