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KU, 3rd Sem B.Sc nursing students protest in Srinagar, demand postponement of exams due to shortened semester duration

KU, 3rd Sem B.Sc nursing students protest in Srinagar, demand postponement of exams due to shortened semester duration

   

Meer Shabnum

Srinagar, Sep 09 (KB): The students of 3rd Semester B.Sc nursing, on Saturday held a protest on Srinagar, demand postponement of exams

The protesting student, while speaking to the Kashmir Bulletin–(KB), said they have been given a very short time period to study for the exams, and that their syllabus is incomplete till date. They urged the officials at Kashmir University to intervene in the matter and take steps to ensure that their demands are met.

In this regards, a statement issued by the Jammu and Kashmir Students Association, a copy of which lies with KB reads, that our concerns are regarding the recently released date sheet dated 05 September 2023 for the B.Se Nursing 3rd semester examinations, and we believe that there are several compelling reasons to consider the postponement of these examinations.

“The timeline between the conclusion of 2nd semester examinations, which ended in late or may, and the commencement of new coursework in June 2023 has been exceptionally short, and this limited timeframe, amounting to just three months, is inadequate to cover a six-month curriculum comprehensively.”

It further reads that, “according to the guidelines set by the Indian Nursing Council (INC), the minimum duration for one semester should not be less than six months. This duration is crucial as both theoretical knowledge and clinical practice are of equal significance in our program. For the 3rd semester, clinical posting alone necessitates 420 hours, equivalent to nearly three months, highlighting the need for a more accommodating timeframe.”

“Several affiliated colleges have prioritized clinical practice, resulting in a significant shortfall in completing the theoretical components of the curriculum. As a result, students are grappling with a lack of exposure to essential theoretical knowledge required for the upcoming examinations,” reads the statement.

Additionally, “if the University intends to compensate for previous academic disruptions, it would have been greatly appreciated if this had been communicated to students prior to the commencement of the semester. In light of these circumstances, we kindly request your esteemed office to consider postponing our upcoming examinations by at least one month. This additional time would enable students to adequately prepare and aim for satisfactory academic performance,” it further reads. (Kashmir Bulletin–KB)

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