SRINAGAR: Kashmir University (KU) on Monday announced admissions for various postgraduate programmes and a professional bachelor’s programme in law for the academic session 2018-19.
For admissions to the programmes, Director Admissions and Competitive Examinations KU, Prof Irshad Ahmad Nawchoo has invited online applications from eligible candidates for appearing in the Kashmir University Entrance Test (KUET) scheduled from August 9 as per the admission notification uploaded on the university website.
The varsity has set a minimum required percentage of 50 percent and 45 percent in the relevant bachelor’s degrees respectively for the candidates appearing in the KUET for MSW, MCA, M.Sc. IT and MA Archaeology programmes.
For the candidates appearing in the KUET for M Tech, M Sc Biotechnology and M Ed programmes, the minimum required percentage in the relevant bachelor’s degrees has been set as 55 percent and 50 percent for open and reserved categories respectively.
For the rest of the programmes, the required percentages in the bachelor’s programmes for open and reserved category students will be 45 percent and 40 percent respectively, reads the admission notification.
“However, candidates who have appeared in the qualifying examination (Bachelors) can also apply provisionally on their risk and responsibility, subject to fulfilling all eligibility conditions including acquiring minimum required percentage on the date of issuance of 1st selection list,” the notification adds.
The notification said the candidates hailing from Leh district “shall be given first preference in admissions to the programmes offered at Leh Campus” of the varsity.
“However, seats falling vacant thereafter will be filled-up from the students belonging to Ladakh region followed by Kashmir province,” it said.
The submission of the online application forms for the KUET-2018 will start from Wednesday (July 25) and will be closed on August 3.
The KUET aspirants have been asked to deposit Rs 750 as fee for one programme with an additional Rs 250 for other programmes.
The candidates have been asked to check the status of their application forms after 3 days of online submission and contact the Directorate of IT&SS, KU accordingly.
This year, there was an inordinate delay in the KUET as the government asked the varsity to hold a joint examination of 5th and 6th semesters for under graduate students to make them eligible for the entrance test.
Public Relations Officer, KU, Faheem Aslam told Kashmir Reader that the delay caused due to the 2014 floods that had disturbed the examination session at the school level thus stretching the students’ bachelor’s degrees.
While the KU would provisionally allow the 5th and 6th semester undergraduate students to appear in the KUET, Aslam hoped that their results would be declared by the time the results of the entrance test are declared.
“We are expediting the process of declaring their results,” he added.