KU tells undergrads to clear internal assessment before term-end exams

KU tells undergrads to clear internal assessment before term-end exams

SRINAGAR: Undergraduate students at the Kashmir University affiliated colleges will not be eligible now on for their term-end examinations unless they clear their internal assessment tests and practicals.
A notification issued by Controller Examinations at KU, Prof Farooq A Mir on Monday said that the undergrad students “should secure at least minimum prescribed marks in their internal assessment tests and /or practicals before their term-end examination”.
The notification warned that the candidates failing to do so “shall not be eligible to appear as a regular candidate” in the examination of the paper in which they have failed or missed their internal assessment or practicals.
Controller Examinations at KU, Prof Farooq A Mir told Kashmir Reader that the notification was necessitated as a huge number of practical awards of the undergrad students reach the university late, which puts a lot of burden on the KU’s manpower.
Many students, he said, “give the practical exams only after the term-end examination ends”.
More importantly, the university statutes “clearly mention that a student must clear the internal assessment to be eligible for term-end exams,” Prof Mir informed.
He said that there were instances “when the practical awards reach us even after the declaration of results.”
With the KU having to manually evaluate the individual practical awards and issue separate result notifications, Prof Mir said it also leads to delay in declaring the results at the university.
A senior professor at Government Degree College Pulwama, however, said that the students would be eligible for the term-end examinations irrespective of their internal assessment score.
The internal assessment and practicals of the students failing or missing would be held afresh, he said.
He said that the KU asks the colleges for the awards of internal assessment or practicals of the students once the results are announced.
The professor said that a similar notification was issued by the KU in the past, “but they abolished it later”.