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Universities in J&K postpones exams, mulling to frame strategies soon

Last Updated on January 16, 2022 at 2:08 pm

After the rise in cases of Covid-19 all the offline exams in Jammu and Kashmir have been postponed for the safety of students and teachers. Universities in J&K have put off offline examinations in view of increase in cases of ongoing pandemic.

Universities are considering framing new strategies soon. In January 9 order by the government all the schools, colleges, polytechnics, coaching centers and ITIs etc were directed to switch to online mode of education till the new orders are issued.

Talking about Cluster University, they deferred the offline exams due to rising cases of pandemic. A notice issued to this effect by Controller Examinations at CUS said that the revised schedule for the exams, which were scheduled from Monday, January 17, shall be notified separately.

Prof Khurshid Ahmad Mir told Greater Kashmir said that new decisions will be taken by University soon for conducting examination. Registrar Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora Prof Naseer Iqbal said that the varsity has not taken any call about the upcoming examination of the University.

Controller Examination Kashmir University (KU) Prof Irshad Ahmad Nawchoo told Greater Kashmir that no Undergraduate (UG) examinations were scheduled by the University.

“We don’t have any UG exams scheduled as of now. The University has also deferred examination of the Law department while MBBS 2nd year professional examination has been put on hold as well,” he said.

He further informed that for University Post-Graduate (PG) level exams decision will be announced on Monday. “PG exams are conducted by the concerned department. But the majority of them have already deferred the exams and others will take a call on Monday,” he said.

Meanwhile, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) Rajouri has also postponed all its offline examinations till further orders while classes will be held through online mode.

Vice Chancellor BGSBU, Prof Akbar Masood told Greater Kashmir that offline examinations are postponed but the staff will daily attend the University to deliver online classes.