Students decry delay in exams, say KU tarnishing their career
Srinagar: The authorities in Kashmir University (KU) have this year again failed to streamline the conduct of semester wise exams of the undergraduate students enrolled in degree colleges across Kashmir.
The students who were enrolled in the colleges this year (2018 batch) have so far completed the first semester exams due to the delay by the authorities to conduct their exams on tine.
“This year, classes started in colleges from the month of April and our first semester exams was supposed to be conducted before August, but KU authorities failed to schedule the exam on time,” said Sanna, a student from Soura.
As per semester system of examination which was introduced by KU in 2015, the students appear in two exams in a year. But the KU administration has failed to maintain the exam calendar which has left the students at the receiving end.
“It seems it would take five years for the students to complete their graduation. In December month, the fresh batch of students was supposed to appear in 2nd semester but we are yet to complete the practical exams of first semester,” the students complained.
The failure of the KU administration has left the students in despair who are apprehensive of getting their degrees courses extended up to more than three years.
“KU authorities are playing with the future of students,” the students said.
Under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), the graduation degree is supposed to get completed within a stipulated time of three years. Being comprised of six semesters, each semester is supposed to be completed within six months duration.
“The students in other states complete their B.A, B.Sc. and B.Com degree within 3-years, but here in Kashmir the scheme is proving costly for the students,” they said.
Controller examination Kashmir University, Prof Farooq Ahmad Mir said the varsity is trying its best to streamline the semester exam system which will help the students to get their degrees completed in a time bound manner.
“From next year we will set things right. The process has been started,” he said.