BBA students demand change of examination venue

BBA students demand change of examination venue
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Irshad Khan

Srinagar: The fourth semester BBA (Bachelors in Business Administration) students from different city areas and who are pursuing the course at the SSM College of Engineering and Technology in North Kashmir’s Parihaspora have asked the Kashmir University to set up exam centres for them in Srinagar as travelling to the college will cause them “inconvenience” during the comparatively shorter days in the ongoing winter.
The semester end exams of the students will start from November 10.
Despite many potential exam centres at disposal in Srinagar itself, the students alleged that the KU was “adamant” to conduct the exams at Government Degree College, Pattan where the university has set up the examination centre.
One of the aggrieved students told Kashmir Reader that most of them from Srinagar were females and conducting the exams at the Pattan College will cause “huge inconvenience” to them because the KU has scheduled the exams in the second half.
“It is very far away from Srinagar to the examination centre and to add to that they have scheduled the papers in the second half. Most of us are girls. It is going to add to our woes,” a female student said.
Instead of redressing their grievance, the controller examinations KU whom the students approached a few days back “asked us to identify examination centres in Srinagar,” a student alleged.
“Why cannot they themselves shift the centre to Srinagar? There are so many options available with the University of Kashmir,” she added.
The students also demanded that the timing of their examination be changed to first half in view of the comparatively shorter days in the ongoing examination season.
Over the matter, Controller Examinations KU, Prof Farooq Ahmad Mir asked the students to approach his office.
Mir said that he will look into the matter.