Central University of Kashmir Students Demand Mass Promotion
Central University of Kashmir (CUK) students are demanding mass promotion in their previous semesters, so that they could concentrate on the current semester.
As per the UGC guidelines, universities can conduct the final semester exams in July. While the students in the intermediate semester should be graded on the basis of internal assessment. In the states where the situation has normalised, the exams can be conducted in July only.
Nadiya Rashid, Student's Federation Spokesperson also said in this regard, "Since August 5, 2019(when restrictions were imposed in Jammu and Kashmir after the revocation of special status) up to March and then amid this lockdown, the students are not able to attend their classes. Most of the students couldn't attend the online classes due to the non-availability of high-speed Internet.”
CUK Students' Federation President, Gazi Ahmad Khan also said, "“The University is not taking any decision on mass promotion despite the UGC guidelines. Our two semesters are pending. We are ready to appear in exams in the current semester but the students with final semesters who need to go for research and get admission in further courses,the authorities should conduct their exams immediately with some leniency in the syllabus and their backlogs cleared."
Controller of Examination Professor Parveen Pandit in a statement stated that they have not yet decided and are thinking about the mechanism of assessment. Whether to be done on the basis of internal assessment or anything else. The final decision will be as per the recommendations of UGC.
Similarly, the authorities are thinking about the current semester whether that will be based on open choice or otherwise, that again will be decided as per UGC guidelines.