Srinagar, Feb 5: Backlog students of fifth and sixth semesters, Batch 2018, have urged Kashmir University to conduct exams in order to save their precious academic year besides enabling them to appear in various upcoming entrance exams.
A delegation of students told that they appeared in their exams (for 5th, 6th semesters) in March-April last year.
“At that time Covid-19 was on its peak while we had completed just 50% of the syllabus, still we appeared into exams”, however what was shocking were the results where most of the students were shown to have failed either in one or two subjects’.
“Once we approached Controller Examinations, we were said to apply for re-evaluation, to which we abided by paying rupees 500”, they said. “However what frustrated us was that there was almost no change in the overall results”, the delegation said.
“A year has passed since then and the varsity was supposed to conduct the pending exams after 6 months, however there has been no word from the authorities”, they said.
They further said; When KU introduced CBCS, it contained a provision that if a candidate fails in 5th or 6th semester, he or she has have to appear in a subsequent supplementary examination – to save academic year of students.
“The lackadaisical approach by authorities to conduct the exams has put our careers at stake and putting us under huge mental pressure”, they lamented.
Urging the varsity authorities to save their precious year, the delegation members further said they hope Controller of Examinations will look into the matter with more seriousness at an earliest so that they are able to appear in upcoming entrance examinations being conducted by various universities and other exams by different recruitment agencies.