Srinagar: Scores of post-graduate students from Pulwama who are pursuing various courses through distance mode have been asked by Kashmir University authorities to write their forthcoming examinations in Anantnag district.
Many students who spoke to Kashmir Reader said the varsity has changed the examination venue this year after a case of copying had been detected during examinations last year.
Nazima (nor her real name), a student of MA (Education), said she will have to travel 50kms from her village in Pulwama to the examination centre in Anantnag.
“In this harsh weather it is like punishment. Besides public transport goes off the roads before dusk,” she said.
However, assistant controller examinations Nazir Ahmad Dar said the number of the candidates from Pulwama district was too small to be accommodated in a separate examination venue.
He said that despite the small number of the candidates, the university had identified an exam centre in Pulwama but opted against it later because it apprehended copying, like last year, due to inadequate staff.