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Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a resolution asking the Center to Common University Entrance Test (CUET) conducted for admission to courses offered by Central, State and Private Universities The motion was requested to be withdrawn. Chief Minister MK Stalin introduced the proposal, urging the central government to withdraw the entrance examination.

There is no doubt that this CUET, like NEET, will bypass the diverse schooling system across the country, reduce the relevance of holistic development-oriented long-term learning in schools and help students improve their entrance exam scores. Depends on the coaching centres. Sankalp said.

Speaking on the resolution, the CM informed that the admission process in central universities will be based on CUET scores for admission to Class XII marks relaxation. He said that the Center has suggested that state universities and private deemed universities, if they wish, can use CUET scores for admission.

“The Assembly feels that any entrance examination which is based on the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) syllabus will not provide equal opportunity to all the students who have studied in the syllabus of various State Boards across the country, It said.

Opposing the resolution, the BJP walked out, while the main opposition party, the AIADMK and allies of the ruling DMK—the Congress and the Left—supported the resolution. Speaker M Appavu said the motion has been accepted unanimously.

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