NSUI Nagaland accuses DoTE of flouting rules

DIMAPUR, AUGUST 6 (MExN): The National Students Union of India (NSUI), Nagaland unit has expressed concern at the Directorate of Technical Education’s (DoTE) notification dated August 8, 2020 that provisional candidates were selected based on the normalization of marks obtained in HSSLC. A press release from the NSUI said that there has been no mention of such procedure for selection anywhere in the Nagaland State Entrance Examination (NSEE) application form 2020. 

“The students were required to pay an amount of Rs 200 along with the application form. The deadline was further extended till June 15, 2020 in view of the Covid19 pandemic. However, the directorate's notification has come as a shock for the hundreds of students who were preparing for the entrance examination,” it stated. 

The NSUI observed that the directorate's decision has “flouted the rules" and demanded to know the reason to give away the seats without conducting exams through the NSEE. 

The DoTE on August 5 had informed that the NSEE 2020 was not considered to be held due to the pandemic conditions and restrictions. Instead, the recommendations of the constituted Committee on the Methodology for determining the Merit List 2020 were approved, Er Arjun Singh, Director, DoTE stated in a notification. The Common Selection Board (CSB) of August 4 has accorded the Merit List 2020 determined as per the approved Methodology of Normalization of Marks based on NBSE marks as BASE for selection of the candidates, it added.