Threat of war makes varsities defer exams, events

Threat of war makes varsities defer exams, events
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Srinagar: The escalating tensions between India and Pakistan along with the prevailing situation in the valley has forced universities in the state to defer examinations and resumption of class work and postpone academic programmes.
A notification issued Wednesday by the Kashmir University’s Deputy Registrar of Academic Affairs said that class work at the varsity’s main and satellite campuses will resume on March 5 instead of March 1, as was earlier communicated by the varsity on Monday.
In a separate notification issued Wednesday, the KU announced the postponement of ‘National Science Day’ 2019, which was scheduled on Thursday.
The event, organised by the KU’s Pharmaceutical Sciences department, was to be held at the EMMRC Auditorium at 10.30am on February 28.
A notification issued by the convener of the event said that the event stands postponed till further information.
The Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora also Wednesday postponed all semester examinations “till further orders”.
An order to this effect was issued by the Controller Examinations at the IUST.
The examinations, he said, will be conducted as per a new date sheet to be issued separately.
Even in Rajouri in Jammu region, the Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) said on Wednesday that the Entrance Test for MPhil and PhD programs scheduled on March 3 had been postponed.
A spokesperson of the varsity said that new dates for the exams will be notified separately.