UNDERGRADUATE COURSES: Govt agrees to ‘combined exam’ of 5th, 6th semesters
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UNDERGRADUATE COURSES: Govt agrees to ‘combined exam’ of 5th, 6th semesters

The government has asked the Kashmir University to conduct “combined examination” for the fifth and the sixth semesters for undergraduate courses in view of strong demand coming from the students.

The government has asked the Kashmir University to conduct "combined examination" for the fifth and the sixth semesters for undergraduate courses in view of strong demand coming from the students.

The decision to this extent was taken at a meeting chaired by minister for education Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari and attended by principal secretary higher education, Dr Asgar Samoon and other officers here today.

The meeting was informed that the university had "received demand from the students for holding the exams for the 5th and the 6th semesters together in June 2018" as it would save their time, an official handout said.

To mention, the existing academic batch started in July – August 2015 and shall be completed by July 2018.

"The university after consulting the college principals passed a resolution and the government has agreed to the proposal," it said.

The meeting observed that the students need to be admitted to the post-graduate programmes in the academic year 2018-19 so that they have not to compete for admission to post-graduate courses with the students of the subsequent academic session (2016). 

Meanwhile, the minister reviewed the functioning of Kashmir University. The meeting was attended by V-C Kashmir University and other senior faculty.

The minister discussed issues related to infrastructure development, faculty and research work being done at the varsity, besides regulation of offsite campuses and colleges affiliated to it.

The Minister stressed the need for rationalizing the fee of B Ed colleges  in Kashmir to bring it at par with that charged by their counterparts in Jammu.

The minister directed for immediate action in this regard terming it as a great grievance of the aspirants of Kashmir region.

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