CUK’s delay in PhD entrance results worries candidates

CUK’s delay in PhD entrance results worries candidates
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IRSHAD KHAN

Srinagar: The Central University of Kashmir (CUK) has failed to declare the results of barely a few hundred candidates who appeared in the written entrance test for PhD more than two months ago.
Scores of candidates from various streams, who had appeared in the entrance test held on April 28, told Kashmir Reader that “uncertainty” prevailed over the announcement of the results with the varsity taking “inordinate” time to declare the results.
“I fail to understand why the varsity is taking too much time in declaring the results. Barely a few hundred candidates had appeared in the objective OMR-based test, so the results must have been declared by now,” a candidate said.
While results of national-level tests like National Eligibility Test (NET) in which thousands of candidates appear every year are declared “within two months max”, a candidate lamented, “The CUK on the other hand is likely to take more than 3 months to declare the result of few hundred candidates”. The delay is likely to stretch the overall selection process as the subsequent presentations of the candidates who qualify the written test “will run for another month,” another candidate said.
“We don’t know about the list of the students who have qualified the written as of now. Then there is another month to the final selection list,” the candidate rued. In-charge Controller Examinations CUK, Prof Mohammad Afzal Zargar hoped that the results for the written entrance test would be declared “in another few days”.
“We have sent the papers to the concerned departments for compiling the selection list. Ultimately, the departments have to do it,” Prof Zargar informed. Over the inordinate delay, Prof Zargar said that the varsity “had some issues with the PG entrance” this year. “Now we are off from that. Another week’s time, it (results of Ph D written test) will be on the website,” he hoped.
Prof Zargar said that they had authorized the concerned departments “to make the presentations as per their convenience”. “They will be doing it at their level. The departments will hopefully call the candidates for the presentation part within a few days,” he added.
The delay as per Zargar was also because, the varsity “waited a little bit” so as to have a “uniform session” for both- class work as well as research work from the current academic session. Prof Zargar said that the Ph D admissions had been “inordinately delayed since 2016”.
“We tried to streamline the session (from this year). As you know that we are moving from one place to another, so the stability is not there,” he said.
Without specifying the actual number of candidates who had appeared in the written test for Ph D, Prof Zargar however said that there were are a “very few candidates, there are not many of them”.