Srinagar, November 07: The disturbance in law and order in the Kashmir Valley has led to frequent postponement of Kashmir University events thereby leading to flouting of the annual academic calendar. This is bothersome for the concerned authorities of KU and the students as well.
In a similar incident, the University of Kashmir has once again issued a notice regarding the postponement of Bi-annual examinations of Undergraduate courses. It has happened for seventh time since September 2015 and the examinations have now been scheduled for November-end.
“These delay in examination is very annoying. Last year the examination schedule was disturbed due to devastating floods but this year, we, we had planned to finish the bi-annual exams by the October-end but due to frequent delays because of disturbed law and order in the state, the examination schedule has been stretched to November-end ” said Prof Salam Bhat, Controller of Examination, University of Kashmir.
Upon asking for the reason of these frequent delay in the examination, Prof Bhat said that the shutdown called by separatist leaders in the valley and the law and order problems in the Valley in the second week of October forced the University authorities to postpone exam for around five times. The examinations were also postponed twice during the month of October in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Srinagar causing subsequent unprecedented restrictions in various parts of the summer capital.
The frequent delay in the examinations have an adverse effect on the psychology of students and effect the conduct of examination for the regular courses at the University of Kashmir as well, said Prof Bhat while intimating the schedule of annual examinations which stand postponed from November to December .
While students would love the news of exams being postponed for they get extra time for preparation, the students of Kashmir University are ruing the delay in examinations as it hampers their preparations for the exams and also affect the smooth conduct of academic sessions. According to some, recurrent delay affects their mind set-up and slows the learning process thereby reflecting in the performance of students taking the exam.