VC conducts inspection of test centres
Ganderbal: The three-day Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET-2020), conducted by the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) in association with other fellow Central Universities across the country began on Friday.
The university made all the proper arrangements and followed safety protocols vis-à-vis COVID-19. The staff was provided necessary kits including sanitizers to ensure strict implementation of the prevention measures and the social distancing norms among the students were followed in letter and spirit. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir monitored and inspected the entrance test centres along with Director Admission, Prof. Parveen Pandit and appreciated the role played by all those involved in the conduct of the test. The staff of the university health centre also played a key role in ensuring safety protocols.
The consortium of 18 varsities including 14 Central Universities and four State universities participated in the CUCET-2020. The varsities comprised Central Universities of Kashmir, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jammu, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Punjab, Rajasthan, Odisha, South Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri, Dr. Ambedkar School of Economics Bangalore, Khallikote University (Berhampur), Sardar Patel University of Police, Security, and Criminal Justice (Jodhpur).
On the first day, as many as 2700 candidates appeared in the entrance test in two meetings conducted at 13 different centres established across Kashmir division, Leh and Kargil in Ladakh. The centres were set up at Green Campus, Tulmulla Campus, Nunar Campus, Science and Arts Block of the varsity in Ganderbal district, S.P. College Srinagar, Amar Singh College, Govt College for Women at Nawa Kadal, Anantnag, Baramulla, Government College of Education, Srinagar, Qamaria Model Education Institutions, Ganderbal, Satellite Campus University of Kashmir in Leh and Boys Higher Secondary School Kargil.
The programmes offered by the Central University of Kashmir for which the entrance test would be conducted during these three days include Post-Graduate Programmes in M. Tech Information Technology, English, Urdu, Tourism and Travel Management (MTTM), Commerce, Convergent Journalism, Mathematics, Economics, Political Science, LLM, Education, M.P.Ed, Islamic Studies, Comparative Religion, Botany and Chemistry, five-year integrated programmes BSc/MSc Physics, BSc/MSc Mathematics, BSc/MSc Zoology, BSc/MSc Biotechnology and Integrated B.A LLB, Integrated MPhil/Ph.D in Management Studies, Tourism Studies, Economics, Mathematics, Politics and Governance, Zoology, Islamic Studies and Biotechnology, B.VOC Programmes in Retail and Logistic Management and Tourism and Hospitality Management, three-year Integrated Programmes in B.Ed-M.Ed, post-graduate Diploma Programmes in Guidance & Counselling, Peace and Conflict Studies and Alternate Banking.
Observers, faculty members, senior functionaries, officers and other allied staff were actively involved in the conduct of the examinations, which was hassle free, smooth and fair.