SRINAGAR: The Kashmir University is indecisive on conducting examination of 80 candidates pursuing Bachelors of Education (B Ed) degree during 2015 session when the university decided to enhance the duration of the course from one to two years.
The students are waiting for annual examinations for more than two years. The students allege that they have been cheated by the university authorities and have to pay extra fees for the overstretched course.
“At the time of admission we were told that this course will be for one year but after passage of one year in 2016, we were told that the course would be for two years. We approached the Vice Chancellor who asked us to carry on with two year programme,” Abida Shafi, a student said.
“We are in third year now and still waiting for the conduct of examinations. We have deposited fees for our exams but after court’s stay order that fees has also not been refunded. We are helpless,” she added. The students had approached the court against the university’s decision to prolong the course duration.
The case (OWP No730/16) is pending before court since April 2016. During last hearing the high court passed a stay order on May 15 and subsequently listed the case for consideration on 24 May, 2017. The students await the final disposal of the case.
“We have lost so much time. Our career has been put on stake. Those students who have done B Ed from other universities and colleges have completed their courses and are now enrolled in other courses but from past three years we are in the same course without any exam being taken by authorities,” another candidate said.
Professor Abdul Salaam, controller of Examinations, Kashmir University said that university was waiting for the court decision to settle the issue. “We are waiting for court directions. Until the deciosn comes, we cannot say properly how much time it will take,” Bhat said.