Exams ahead private BEd colleges yet to conduct internal assessments

Have also failed to deposit registration fee with KU

Srinagar: Private B Ed Colleges in Kashmir have put the career of hundreds of students at stake by failing to conduct their internal assessment even as the final exams of the students were scheduled from December.
The colleges have also delayed depositing the students’ registration with the Kashmir University to which they are affiliated.
Official sources at KU told Kashmir Reader that the 1st and 2nd, and 3rd and 4th semester examinations of the B Ed students at the private colleges and belonging to of 2019 and 2018 batches respectively were scheduled by the varsity this winter.
However, it has been learnt that majority of the B Ed colleges in Kashmir have failed to conduct the internal assessment including teaching practice of the students enrolled there with many institutions defaulting on the registration fee of the students which the colleges have to be deposited with the KU.
The colleges were dilly dallying on the registration fee in anticipation of enrolling more and more students majority of whom comprise of non-locals, a top official at KU said.
He further informed that the enrolment of local students at private B ED colleges was on a decline leaving the institutions to rely on non-local students, who have avoided visiting Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370 in August.
The failure of the private colleges to conduct the internal assessment of students and delaying the registration returns to the KU had disrupted the schedule of the semester end examinations, which, the official said, would have concluded by January.
He said there had been no positive reply by the management at the private B Ed colleges even as the KU had recently warned the institutions over the matter.
The varsity had asked principals of the colleges to submit the registration returns and practical awards of the students without delay so that the exams of the students are conducted at the earliest.
President of the private B ED college association in Kashmir was unavailable for his comments over the matter.
It can be recalled that the colleges had defaulted on the registration returns of the students last year also as a result of which the results of the semester end examinations had been delayed.

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