Srinagar: A faction of Law students on Thursday staged protest at Kashmir University, demanding online examination for the current semesters.
The School of Law, KU, has already issued the date sheet for their semester exams, commencing from December 6, this year. Other departments are also currently appearing in offline exams. Kashmir University officials said that there is “no chance” for going back to online exams as the decision has been taken at highest level and all the 48 departments of Kashmir University are appearing in offline exams.
The protestors assembled in the premises of School of Law, KU, and raised pro-justice slogans.
“Our demand is that the scheduled exams commencing from December 6 must be held online or must be deferred by 45 days to provide us time for exam preparations,” Majid Hussain Mir, a student of L.L.B 4th semester told Greater Kashmir.
Dean Academics Prof Farooq Masoodi said that KU would go ahead with offline exams as per the scheme of University. Meanwhile, KU spokesperson in a statement said, “with reference to the demands of students of School of Law with regard to their upcoming examination of LLB and BA LLB, it is clarified that the matter was amicably resolved in consultation with the students.”
“It is resolved that the already-issued datesheet shall remain in vogue. However, the examination of papers scheduled from 6th December 2021 to 14th December (in both LLB and BA LLB) will be rescheduled. However the papers scheduled from 15th of December 2021 (in both LLB and BA LLB) shall be held as per the datesheet. The Examination shall be held in offline mode. It is reiterated that the University is committed to work in the best interests of its students to ensure their degrees are completed well in time. The university authorities have been in constant interaction with them over the current matter,” the statement added.