SRINAGAR: An aspirant for Masters program in the department of History at the University of Kashmir has alleged that he was not selected for admission even after scoring more marks than the cut off.
The candidate, Waseem Ahmed Parrey from Bijbehara Anantnag said his name did not figure in the selection list of MA History program (supplementary shift) despite scoring more than the cutoff.
“The cut off in the entrance test was 16 and I had scored 18 points but still my name was not in the selection list,” said Waseem.
When he approached officials of the department, Waseem said, he was told that his graduation marks were not updated and was asked to write an application along with a copy of final year marks sheet to Dean Academics.
“I submitted the application to Dean Academics and Director Admission ensured me that my graduation marks will be updated,” he said.
He was assured that he will be selected in the second list. When the second list was released, again his name was not among selectees.
“Again I approached the concerned people. They accepted their mistakes and told me to come when counseling notice will be released,” he said.
He said that he has been continuously making visits to the university for this matter to get sorted out but today, he was told that he won’t be selected.
“Officials said that my graduation marks were not updated yet so I won’t be selected.”
Waseem blamed the official inactivity and negligence for wasting his time. “I would have applied somewhere else, if they had told me earlier that I won’t be selected,” he said.
Khurshid Ahmed, Registrar of the University of Kashmir said, “I don’t know why selection of the candidate was not made if the results of his bachelor’s degree were declared as we have very nice person as Director of Admission. We will meet the candidate and try to sort out the issue.”