Srinagar: The postgraduate students of the University of Kashmir (KU) on Monday demanded resumption of offline classes, saying that their online studies were getting affected badly due to low-speed internet.
One of the students told Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that they are not able to understand the online lectures due to the frequent buffering of the online session.
“Students were not able to follow their lectures because of low-speed internet connection and they had a bad experience with these online classes,” a student said.
“The resumption of every sector including private as well as the public sector has left student fraternity in agony, chaos and confusion as they have to compromise with their studies a lot. Everything is functioning normally here in Kashmir but only the studies are getting affected,” she said.
“We have already suffered a lot of academic losses last year and now this year again we are being compelled to lose one more academic year,” the students said.
The students said that they even approached the KU authorities and requested them to go conduct offline, “However nobody is listening to our problems.”
Officials at KU told KNO that the university is bound to follow government and UGC directions.
“As of now, KU has no other alternative other than continuing with the online classes. We are just following the guidelines recommended by the government,” an official said. KNO