Srinagar: In a bizarre move, the authorities at the University of Kashmir on Thursday cancelled a scheduled examination after distributing the papers among students as few children of “influential families” could not reach the examination centre on time, KDC reported.
One of the students who appeared for the entrance examination of M. Phil Clinical Psychology told the news agency that he appeared for the exams at about 11:30 am. He said the examiners had even distributed question papers among the students but then suddenly got instructions from their higher-ups to stop the examination as some students could not reach the centre to appear in the exam.
The candidates said that about 130 were due to appear in the exam among whom 90 were present at the venue.
Many of the aspirants said they had arrived from New Delhi and other states of India but were disappointed and shocked when the exams were cancelled.
“Some examiners told us that few candidates could not reach the exam centre because their flight was delayed or cancelled from Jammu,” they said.
The students asked how would they re-appear in the exams if the paper might have already been leaked.
They alleged that it was done deliberately because the children of few influential and bureaucratic families from Jammu could not reach the exam centre on the scheduled time.
The students said they went to the Vice Chancellor’s office but could not get any response from there.
The students have appealed to Lieutenant Governor, who also is the Chancellor of the university, to intervene in the matter and order an inquiry into it. (KDC)