Sorry State of Education: Uncertainty looms over holding second admission session at KU

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‘Fate of 4000 students hangs in balance’

Srinagar, Sept 30 (KNO):The authorities in Kashmir University (KU)are indecisive about holding second admission for students which was scheduled in the month of November.

The university had decided to conduct the second admission session for the outgoing 5th and 6th semester college students and classes were scheduled to start started from March 2020.

“But the admission session will be conducted only if the university will be able to hold exam of 5th and 6th semester students in colleges which was scheduled in August-September month,” an official told KNO.

He said the varsity administration was not sure whether it will be able to hold exam for 5th and 6th semester undergraduate students given the prevailing situation in Kashmir.

“A meeting was convened recently in this regard by the varsity administration but there has been nothing concrete on this issue. We are not sure whether we will be able to hold the second admission session this year or not,” the official told KNO.

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He however said the examination department has started preparation of setting of question papers and for 5th and 6th semester UG students.

“But the exams will be conducted only after the students will be able to download their admit cards and other study material. Otherwise it won’t be possible for them to sit in examination,” the official said.

He said the gag on internet services was one of the reasons which delayed the conduct of 5th and 6thsemester exams.

This year KU had decided to hold two admission sessions for the students. First session was started in April this year for the students who were dropped in the PG entrance test held by the varsity in 2018.

The outgoing 5th and 6th semester students were enrolled in colleges in 2016 and their degree is already extended by one year due to the implementation of semester system of exams at UG level.

“The academic calendar got disturbed due to prevailing situation in Kashmir which has left the students at the receiving end,” the official told KNO.

He said the second admission session for PG courses in the varsity would enable more than 4000 students to pursue their higher studies here but the prevailing situation has played a spoilsport.

“We have kept our fingers crossed and wish that situation improves in valley so that all the scheduled exams and other entrance tests will be held on scheduled time which will save the future of thousands of students,” the official told KNO.  

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