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Ladakh admin to take up shifting of exam centres with Kashmir University: Secy Education

Ladakh admin to take up shifting of exam centres with Kashmir University: Secy Education

   

Tasaduq Hussain

Srinagar, Oct 10 (KNO): Ahead of winter, the Union Territory administration in Ladakh Tuesday assured students that they have taken up matters with Kashmir University administration and their exams will be held in their region only.

Students of Ladakh region pursuing B.ED (Bachelor of Education) in different private colleges across Kashmir had approached the Lieutenant Governor requesting to shift examination centers to their native areas given various concerns.

Addressing a press conference, Secretary Higher Education, UT Ladakh Padma Angmo as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that the Lieutenant Governor has taken up the matter with the University of Kashmir administration regarding all possible measures for the good of students to shift their examination centers to Ladakh.

Students of both Leh and Kargil districts had approached the UT administration seeking early redressal of their grievances.

The Secretary said that students enrolled in different private colleges had received their center details. “Appearing in examinations at those centers was challenging for them for various reasons. The Lieutenant Governor spoke to the Vice Chancellor of Kashmir University and it was assured that measures would be taken to accommodate students. We are collecting details of all students who want their centers to be changed to either Leh or Kargil. So far about 178 students have come to our touch and a Google form has also been circulated for ease of students,” she said.

She maintained that they have support from both University of Ladakh and University of Kashmir Examination Controllers. “Students don’t need to travel to Kashmir for any purpose. We will come up with an update in a day or two. As of now, details are being shared with the Kashmir University authorities. Every other detail emerging would be shared with students accordingly.”

Students also raised concerns including the approaching harsh winter season. “We have also applied for some posts in Ladakh for which the events are nearing. It would not be possible for all to appear in examinations in parts of Kashmir and come back here. There are various challenges students fear. Early precautions are very important for all of us.”

Meanwhile, the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh in a post on X formerly Twitter wrote that “Over a telephonic conversation with Vice Chancellor of Kashmir University, Ms Nilofer Khan, the HLG requested to shift the exam centre to Ladakh & assured that Ladakh Admin will arrange for required facilities for smooth conduct of the said exam. The VC concurred with the request.

It further read that Candidates from Ladakh who were to appear in the B.Ed Exams spanning over a month with their centres across J&K called on the Hon’ble Lt. Gov on 9th Oct & requested intervention in shifting their centres to Ladakh as many of them had also applied for Ladakh Police constable posts—(KNO)

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