SRINAGAR: Given the precision of predictions by weatherman in Jammu and Kashmir, the students of Kashmir University have urged postponement of all the exams from 22 to January 26.
“The meteorological department has predicted snowfall and rains which will grow heavier from January 22 till January 26. We will face a lot of inconvenience in reaching to the examination centres and back home especially in this biting cold,” a group of students said.
“There is also unbearable cold which we are unable to cope up especially when heating system in examination halls in not up to the mark,” they said.
A number of students from south Kashmir districts said that they have to face difficulties in reaching the examination centers and back home during rains or snow.
“If there is significant snowfall, the traffic goes off the roads and by the time we come out of the examination centres, there is already absence of transport on roads. As a result we have to go by foot to our destinations,” said a student.
Students of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district also urged the university authorities to take “sympathetic view” in wake of the weather forecast.
The university has already suspended class work in all teaching departments of the University/Campuses from 18.01.2017 to 29.01.2017.
Meanwhile, Divisional Administration Kashmir in a statement issued on Friday evening said that there are chances of isolated to fairly widespread rains and snow in Kashmir Division.
“There is forecast of scattered rains and snow on January 22, and fairly widespread rain/snow on January 23-24,” a statement of the Divisional Administration said.
The statement said that all the Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir Division have been asked to necessary precautionary measures in their respective districts. Local meteorological in a statement said fresh snowfall