KU’s ‘callous’ approach to cost B Ed students PG opportunity

SRINAGAR: Around 3,600 B Ed candidates enrolled in Kashmir University’s Distance Education Department are likely to miss the post graduation entrance examination due to delay in declaration of results by the varsity authorities.
The candidates who took admission in early 2012 initially faced a year’s delay in completion of the one-year course as the authorities failed to conduct exam on time. And now they are on the verge of losing an opportunity to do post graduation due to the authorities’ callous approach.
“We were selected for B. Ed programme in January 2012, but our examination was not conducted till October 2013. We had to spend two years with the course that is supposed to complete within a year only,” the candidates told Kashmir Reader on Thursday.
“It has been almost four months since our examination finished, but our results are yet to be declared. Consequently, we won’t be able compete for post-graduation courses in the upcoming entrance test at KU,” they added.
The students accused the authorities deliberately denying them an opportunity to try for post-graduation courses.
“The varsity authorities always give a step motherly treatment to distance education students. They declared results of third year undergraduate students in record time, but our results are not their priority despite the fact that we are far less in number,” they said.
KU’s  Controller Examination Dr Abdul Salam Bhat told Kashmir Reader that the results will be declared before PG entrance.
“The delay occurred because there were some Hindi-medium students as well; the evaluation of their papers takes time. But we will declare the results before PG entrance,” he said.

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