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KU to conduct pending 3rd,4th
semester B Ed exam online

Syed Rizwan Geelani
Srinagar, Oct 16: The Kashmir University (KU)
has decided to conduct online the pending 3rd
and 4th semester exam of 2017-batch B Ed students enrolled in its affiliated
private colleges. The delay in holding
the exam has affected the students by stretching
their two-year course to more than three years.
“We got admission in 2017 and our 1st and 2nd
semester exams were held in May-June 2019. Two months later, there was disruption in the academ-ic session because of abro-gation of Article 370 and later due to COVID19,” a
student said.
He said the KU admin- istration chalked out a
strategy for holding pending exams of undergraduate and postgraduate
students, but there was no word on holding the
pending B Ed exams.
However, the controller examination in KU, M
Y Bhat said that the 3rd and 4th semester exam of B Ed students was due and
will be conducted through online mode. “We are
trying our best to notify their date sheet by the end of this month,” he said.
The controller said the decision to hold the
exam online was taken as thousands of outside J&K students were enrolled in
private B Ed colleges who are not able to travel to
Kashmir. “We have around 7000
students from outside states enrolled in these
colleges and over 4000 students are locals,” con-
troller examination said.
The controller examination said the existing
digital platforms and software used in degree
colleges and schools to conduct online exams
have the capacity to adjust only 500 stu-
dents at a time. “But the
number of B Ed students is more than 10,000 for
which our IT department is exploring all the
options and possibilities to introduce a new
software or hire some services by which all the
students can appear in their exams at once,” he
said.

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