Srinagar May 29 (GNS): The University of Kashmir refutes the rumours of fee hike carried by some sections of media in their News and Opinion pages. The University has not hiked any fee, examination or otherwise, during the lockdown period.
An anomaly of higher fee, which had inadvertently happened online due to wrong linking in a particular course, was brought to our notice and it was promptly corrected. In case any student has deposited the increased fee due to this, it will be automatically reverted. Still if the fee is not reverted/refunded, the students can contact through the grievance portal of controller examination and ask for the refund.
In fact the University is considering a proposal to reduce examination fees, for the current semesters. It may be noted a definite process is being followed by the University for proper assessment of students and declaration of results; that involve a considerable cost.
The University administration is very sensitive and fully ceased of the situation. The decisions are being taken, accordingly for the benefit of students while following guidelines and ensuring the quality and the credibility of degrees.
The University has also constituted an Advisory cum Monitoring Committee, under the Chairmanship of Dean Academic Affairs for promptly looking into issues that may arise due to new work dynamics of online teaching, learning and assessment started in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. A grievance committee under the Chairmanship of Dean College Development Council has also been constituted to look into the grievances and specific issues of students.(GNS)