Aiming higher: KU all set to start two admission sessions
Srinagar: After years of mismanagement in securing the academics back on track, authorities in the Kashmir University (KU) have decided to have two admissions in the varsity to accommodate more students in the institution of higher learning.
The move will also streamline the admission session in the varsity which was derailed during the past few years post 2014 floods and summer uprising of 2016.
An official said the decision will enable entry of more students in the university to pursue post-graduate courses.
“The decision was taken after the vice chancellor showed his concern to streamline the admission session in the university,” the official said.
The admission session for post-graduate courses used to start in the month of March but it got delayed to September from past few years causing inconveniences to the students.
But this year the varsity administration issued an admission notification for March month while as another session will be started in September.
“The admission process for PG courses during first session is under process. The entrance exam will be held very soon,” an official said.
The March admission session is likely to prove fruitful for a major chunk of students who were dropped last year or had to appear in back-log under graduate exams due to which they couldn’t appear in the PG entrance test of the University.
“A huge chunk of students had to suffer last year as PG entrance was held in September. We couldn’t accommodate all of them and also they were unable to get admission in outside state universities where the admission process starts in June,” the official added.
A top official in admission section of the varsity confirmed to ‘Kashmir Vision’ that the dates for the entrance test for PG courses in the varsity will be notified shortly.
“We have prepared the date sheet which will be uploaded on KU’s website in coming week,” the official said.
Earlier, KU administration issued a notification to combine the 5th and 6th semester undergraduate exams so that the degree of the students gets completed in a given time period.
The joint examination for the 5th and 6th semester undergraduate students will tentatively start from first week of August this year.
After completing first admission session in May, the varsity will conduct another PG entrance in September for the outgoing students presently in colleges. With this the varsity has to bear the burden of two semesters simultaneously in a year.
“But from 2020, we are hopeful to streamline the admission session so that the admission session is permanently shifted to the month of March,” the official said.