Cluster University to conduct undergraduate exams separately

SRINAGAR: The Cluster University, Srinagar (CUS) has decided to conduct undergraduate examinations separately,abandoning its proposal of holding joint examinations.
The varsity in September proposed conducting examinations of odd and even semesters jointly to compensate the loss of academic work in the face of August 5 lockdown.
However, Registrar CUS, Abdul Hameed told Kashmir Reader that the semester-end examinations would be held separately after students complained about pending syllabus.
He said the examinations of the four pending papers of 1st semester which was underway when the Kashmir lockdown began are scheduled from December 24 adding that the date sheet for odd 3rd and 5th semester examinations had already been issued.
As for the even semesters of 2nd, 4th and 6th, the examinations will be conducted once the required class work is conducted, he said.
The registrar hoped that they will compensate the lost academic work in coming weeks.
The CUS had in September asked the students to prepare themselves for the examinations and also distributed study material among them as an alternative to the lost class work that remained suspended since abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.
The university, as per an official, had almost completed the syllabus of 5th semester examination by the time the lockdown in the valley began while for the remaining part of the syllabus, the varsity administration distributed study material among the students.
The varsity had also asked the post graduate students’ of 2017 batch to collect the study material from the respective colleges and departments.
Pertinently, the very first batch of UG students at CUS had last year accused the the varsity authorities for “unnecessarily dragging” their examinations and by extension, their degrees as well.

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