Jahangeer Ganaie

Tussle between KU, private colleges jeopardize career of students

Tussle between KU, private colleges jeopardize career of students
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Pulwama: The tussle between Kashmir University and Private B.Ed colleges over fee structure has left thousands of students worried who allege that the varsity and the college authorities are putting their career at stake.
The varsity as per the students has declared the results of 3rd and 4th semester B.Ed students on November 1st but most of them were declared as failed due to the nonpayment of prescribed fee to the university by private colleges.
The students got admission at private colleges in 2015, the year when B.Ed programme was made of two year duration.
However, Principal of Shah e Hamdan college Siligam told ‘Kashmir Vision’ that they were earlier depositing the registration and examination fee once but after 2016, the university asked for registration and examination fee again following which association of B.Ed colleges approached the High Court (HC) over the matter.
He said that the matter is still subjudice in the court.
Students of Shah-e-Hamdan college alleged that as per university norms, they were supposed to pay Rs 40 thousand but “even after paying over 56 thousand, our result is pending and KU officials are reluctant to provide marks sheets and migration certificates to us.”
They said that the tussle between the varsity and college authorities has left thousands of students worried as their future was put at stake.
The students said that most of them have applied for other courses outside state but the varsity is not providing marks sheets or migration certificates to them.
Principal Shah-e-Hamdan College said, “We can’t go against the decision of the court and association of private B.Ed colleges.”
Moreover, he urged the varsity authorities to resolve the issue at an earliest keeping in view of the future of the students.
Controller Examination, KU, Prof Farooq Ahmad said that the marks cards of 3rd and 4th semester have not been issued due to non-payment of the prescribed fee of the university, by the colleges .
“The petition filled by private colleges has not been disposed yet by the court,” he said, adding that in the meeting, the association had agreed with KU officials to collect the registration fee of 3rd and 4th semester for time being.
The fee will be refunded by the varsity to these colleges in case the court directs, he said, adding that the members of association have signed this proposal, a copy of which is lies with him.
However, members of private B.ed college association refuted these claims.
“We are going to issue an order subjected higher authorities must agree that students who are in urgent need of marks cards and certificates can individually submit their fee and receive marks cards and certificates,” Controller examinations added.


Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted ganaie@kashmirvision.in
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