The entrance examination for more than 48 postgraduate programs offered by University of Kashmir (KU) started here on Wednesday. A statement said the exams were held in two sessions – morning and afternoon, for convenience of the aspirants.
The statement said the University has received more than 25,182 applications for admission to various postgraduate courses for 2020, against a vacancy of 4,149 seats.
The KU authorities, including entire administrative machinery has been geared up to conduct the examinations which as per the notification issued by Directorate of admissions and Competitive Examination shall culminate on September 27.
The varsity has made elaborate arrangements and constituted several teaching departments as centres within the campus for conducting the examination. In view of COVID19 and to avoid social gathering, the administration has also constituted exam centers in north and south Kashmir districts besides the main campus of the University.
For aspirants from south Kashmir, examination centres have been set-up at Women's College Anantnag and Government Degree College (GDC) Pampore, whereas exam centres have been constituted at GDC Kupwara and north campus of KU, at Delina for students of north Kashmir.
According to the KU authorities, these centers have been designated for convenience of the students so that they need not to travel to the main campus to appear in the exam. In central Kashmir, one exam centre has been constituted at Bemina Degree College and the main campus of the University.
While taking stock of the arrangements made for ensuring smooth conduct of the examination, Vice Chancellor, KU Prof Talat Ahmad, during a surprise visit to one of the centres at main campus interacted with the students and wished luck to all the PG aspirants. "We have made all the necessary arrangements for the smooth conduct of the examination and we will make sure that the aspirants do not face any difficulty," he said.
Prof Ahmad said they have requested all candidates to reach the examination centres well in advance. "It is in their own interest to avoid any unnecessary delay," he said.
The University has also advised the candidates to regularly visit University website for necessary information/instructions regarding admissions–2020 and entrance examination. The varsity administration has also advised the candidates to disburse after examination was over and leave the centres immediately.
The programs for which the University has received more than 25,182 applications include MSc Clinical Biochemistry, MA English, MSc Applied Geology, MA History, MA Linguistics, LLB (3 years), MSc Microbiology, MA Arabic, MSc Nano-technology MA Psychology, MSc Chemistry, M Ed, MSc Environmental Sciences, MSc Botany, MA/MSc Mathematics, MA Political Science, MSc Zoology, MA Anthropology, 5-Year BA-LLB, MA Education, MA Sociology, MSc Food Technology, MSc Electronics, MA Kashmiri, MSc Home Science, MSC IT, MSc Geo-Informatics, MA Persian, MA Islamic Studies, MTTM, MSc Biochemistry MA/MSc Disaster Management, MSc Bio-resources, MA/MSc Statistics, MA Mass Communication, MA/MSc Geography, MCA, MSc Physics, MLIS, MA Economics MA Urdu, MSW, MA Gender Studies, M Com, M P Ed, MBA, MBA-FM and IMBA.