Srinagar: The undergraduate 5th semester students of Kashmir University are distressed as it has issued a date sheet after conducting classwork for only one month.
Talking to KDC, students of 5th semester batch 2018 questioned the academic system of the university. They asked that when they started classes on February 15 this year, how come will they be prepared to appear in exams after a gap of only one month.
“The classes started in a staggered manner with classes on two days a week. We haven’t completed even 60% of our syllabus”, said a student.
The university has issued a date sheet with exams commencing from March 29 and only a two-day gap between the papers.
Controller Examinations at Kashmir University, Irshad Ahmad Nawchoo, said that they framed the date sheet only after the consent from the Principals of the different colleges.
“We frame the date sheet when colleges inform us that they have completed the course and syllabus,” he said.
“We received numerous soft copy requests from the students to conduct exams as they had lost one academic year to the COVID-19 pandemic and their another session shouldn’t get wasted”, he added.
Students from many Kashmir colleges are protesting against the university authorities for the move. Students from Women’s College Baramulla on Monday blocked the Srinagar-Baramulla highway for the same, demanding that the university should reconsider the matter. (KDC)