KU students unable to cope with CBCS exam pressure

Students at University of Kashmir have accused the varsity of conducting the exams of second semester of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) program prematurely.

A delegation of students said that they have been left to fend for themselves. A student of MERC department, who studies CBCS program at Political Science Department said, “Last week, our date sheet was out and we were asked to get ready for the exams. Only three classes were held in around two months and only 40 per cent syllabus was covered till date. It is unfortunate, that the authorities made us write the exams.”

A female student of B.Sc IT at the University, who appeared for her first exam said, “We only studied a few topics and rest of the chapters are incomplete. I guess I will fail the examination as I couldn’t prepare for them in such a short duration.”

Students said that last month no CBCS program classes were held. They said, “The faculty has cited the reason that they were busy with the evaluation of entrance test papers of students, who would be taking admission this year. In future, the varsity should give us proper time for preparation.”

Meanwhile, Dean Academics Affairs Musadiq A Sahaf has termed the allegations as baseless. He said, “We had decided to conduct these examinations in March. We had deferred them then due to frequent representations from students to Vice Chancellor. In fact, we want to stabilize the entire session.”

In a bid to revamp higher education and bring all the Universities and Colleges under a single umbrella of grading, learning and standards in the country, the University Grants Commission (UGC) in 2014 came up with a program called Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). UGC started the programme after getting inspired by many European and American universities.

The classes for the program are conducted on every Friday’s and Saturday’s.

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