KU to penalise PG selectees after ‘botched-up’ admission process

KU to penalise PG selectees after ‘botched-up’ admission process

Srinagar: The authorities at the University of Kashmir on Monday sought information from heads of departments and directors of satellite campuses regarding the number of students admitted in the academic session 2021 who were short of mandatory 24 credits at the UG level.

The development comes months after students were admitted to various postgraduate programmes in the Varsity.

The move comes days after this newspaper reported how the university authorities had admitted several candidates to PG programmes in a “botched-up” admission process despite not having the requisite 24 credits in the Core Courses or in the Generic Elective (in case of honours) as an eligibility requirement for P.G admission.

According to a notification issued by Joint Registrar Academic, a copy of which is with Greater Kashmir, all HoDs have been asked to submit the details within two days and treat the matter as “most urgent.”

The move has angered the PG selectees, who had less credits but had otherwise qualified the PG entrance examination, saying the varsity is penalising them after completion of one full semester.

“The University is trying to shift blame on the students for its own failures. Why were our online admission forms accepted by the IT software if we had less credits? Now that we have paid our fee and are nearing completion of one full semester in class, we are being penalised by the university authorities who should have kept its IT admission platform completely ready in all respects for redit system or deferred the admission under credit system by one year,” said a group of aggrieved selectees.