KU’s decision to abandon KUET-2020 unjust & unfair: J&KSM


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Jammu, June 2: J&K Students Movement (J&KSM) showed the dis-satisfaction over the Kashmir University’s latest decision in which it stated that varsity has decided to do away with the traditional system of qualifying entrance examination and instead will admit the students to various PG courses on the basis of merit obtained in Under graduation.
In a press statement, Gazi Muzamil, President of J&KSM said, “Since KU’s evaluation standard is much different from outside varsity’s, this recent move of Kashmir University will clearly result into disparity in selection process among thousands of aspirants from Kashmir and those who graduated from outside universities.”
“KU is playing with the future of  thousands of aspirants. It will shatter the dreams of hundreds of aspirants as they may not be able to make it into the selection list due to low percentage in graduation” said Furkan Zargar- Incharge Women’s wing J&KSM.
J&KSM received complaints from students who called this move as unacceptable and accused KU of not taking care of the interests of thousands of students. Aspirants also showed dis-satisfaction over the KU’s evaluation standard & said “How can KU select us on the basis of our percentage in graduation when they were never satisfied with the evaluation system?”
The circular issued on 30th May, 2020 by Dean Academic Affairs KU said that in view of the prevailing pandemic, “it may not be not be possible to conduct the entrance test, as such the admission to various PG programmes for the current academic session shall be made on the basis of the merit/score obtained by the candidate(s) in the qualifying examination.”
J&KSM appealed Kashmir University to accept the genuine demands of thousands of aspirants and review the decision and adopt some different alternative like online examinations apart from merit basis admissions.


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