KU scraps entrance test for five postgraduate programmes

KU scraps entrance test for five postgraduate programmes

SRINAGAR: With students giving a cold shoulder to several programmes, the University of Kashmir has decided to go for open admissions for five post-graduate programmes in the upcoming admission session.
A notification issued by Director Admissions Kashmir University on Saturday said that “there will be no Entrance Tests” for masters program in Linguistics, Persian, Hindi, Home Science and Physical Education.
The notification said that the aspirants for the said programmes will instead have to appear for counseling.
The date of the counseling will be notified separately as per the notification.
Dean, Academic Affairs Kashmir University, Prof Akbar Masood told Kashmir Reader that the decision had been taken because a lesser number of students had applied for the programmes.
Prof Masood however denied that the students had completely snubbed the programmes.
“It is not that there are no takers for them, but yes, there is a meager number of students turning up,” he said.
Dean School of Art, Language and Literature at KU, Prof Lily Want said that in case of masters’ programmes in Linguistics, Hindi and Persian, the number of students who had turned up this year was less than the intake capacity.
“In such a condition, the university policy is that the entrance test is not conducted. You just have to counsel them,” Prof Want added.