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B.Ed students decry delay
by KU to hold exams

Syed Rizwan Geelani
Srinagar, Sep 6: The 2017- batch B.Ed students enrolled in Kashmir University (KU)
affiliated private colleges on Sunday complained inordi- nate delay by the varsity to
hold their 3rd and 4th semester
exams of final year.

The delay in holding the
exams has stretched their two-year course to more than three years. “We got admis-sion in 2017 and our 1st and 2nd semester exams were held in May-June 2019. Two months
later, there was disruption in academic session because of abrogation of Article 370 and
later due to COVID19,” a student said.
He said the KU administration chalked out a strategy for holding pending exams of
undergraduate and postgraduate students, but there was no word from the varsity on hold-
ing the pending B.Ed exams. “The authorities are least concerned towards B.Ed stu-
dents enrolled in private Colleges.

The University notified the date sheet for almost every pending semester but our
degree will get further delayed due to delay in conducting
exams,” said another student. The students said they were being subjected to mental
trauma due to the lackadaisical approach of the KU authorities. “This course was supposed to
get completed in two years, but it has already consumed our precious three years and
now the callous approach of the authorities is adding to our miseries,” said another
student. He said as per the UGC guidelines the exams of final year students should be
completed by end of September this year.
“We don’t even know the pattern of our examination. We appeal the University authori-
ties to conduct our exams as early as possible so that we will become eligible to apply for
admission M.Ed,” the student said. Registrar KU, Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir said the examina-
tion department has convened a meeting with the authorities
if the private B.Ed Colleges onconduct of exams.
“Since the number of students is huge, we will workout how to conduct the exams. The students need not to worry as the exams will be hopefully conducted in coming weeks,”
he said.

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