Putting their future in jeopardy, Jammu University has decided not to give regular admission to under graduate students who have cleared first year backlog in 2016.
Citing lack of infrastructure in colleges, the university, through a circular, has asked the students to complete their courses through distance mode or take admission in their respective colleges as causal students.
"The undergraduate students who have passed their first year backlog examinations in 2016 cannot be admitted in semester system or a separate batch on annual basis due to 'inadequate infrastructure' available in colleges" The circular issued by Assistant Registrar (Admissions), Jammu University stated.
It further stated that 'such candidates may seek admissions either in their respective colleges as casual students or in DDE as the case may be'.
As per the circular, the decision has been taken by a committee constituted by the Nodal Principal, Science College Jammu which held its meeting on June 10, 2016.
Pertinently, Semester System of Examination in Undergraduate Courses was introduced by Jammu University in the year 2014-15 which evoked strong protests by student unions.
University Registrar, Prof Keshav Sharma, when contacted said, "The Registrar Section of the varsity has not issued the order. It pertains to Nodal Principal Colleges, Science College Jammu".
However, the Nodal Principal Colleges, Dr Ajeet Angral refused to comment and said he was busy in meeting.