KU Entrance Exams 2013 under scanner

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Students seek re-examination; University obliges

SRINAGAR: The Entrance Examinations going on in Kashmir University is giving sleepless nights to aspirants. 

Students from various streams including Zoology, Botany, Social Work, Arabic and Statistics have given their representation to Dean Academic Affairs alleging that the paper setters had violated all the norms of paper setting by including such questions which were out of context and syllabus. 

Meanwhile, University has ordered for re-examination of Master of Social Work paper while the grievances of other students are being taken care off.

A University official said that he was sure that the University may go for re-examination of other subjects especially Zoology as the students have proved that their paper was out of syllabus.

Kashmir University Entrance Examinations were commenced on 8th of this month and it will conclude today that is on 28th March. For odd 1000 seats, at least 37,000 students from different subjects are taking for these Entrance Examinations.

This is for the first time that students from dozens of streams have given their representation to Dean Academic Affairs, Professor Ali Mohammad Shah complaining that paper setters have not only played with their career but have also tortured them mentally.

“I was aghast when I saw the examination paper. Nothing was according to syllabus. I tried my best to concentrate but I found questions which I had never learnt,” Shazia Hassan, a student from Socail Work said adding that all the students are happy that University has agreed to take our examination once again.

Another Student from Zoology, Irshad Ahmed said that they have already given a representation and hopefully re-examination of their subject will take place.

Students from Arabic, Botony, Statistics and other subjects claimed that paper setters have played with the career of students. “In our representations we have maintained that such paper setters should be black-listed. We feel that these paper-setters have failed to go through the syllabus of their respective subjects,” Fayaz Ahmed said.

A University official said that it is a serious matter. “The University is the highest seat of learning and such things should not be tolerated. There is no place for such mistakes and strict action should be taken against the erring Professors,” he said.

“If you check University official website you will yourself see how many questions have been cancelled in various subjects after receiving complaints from students. It clearly reflects the inefficiency of paper setters,” a student said.

When contacted Dean Academic Affairs, Professor Ali Mohammad Shah confirmed to CNS that some mistakes have occurred and they have taken care of that. “When students complained about this matter, we take cognizance and we have already ordered for re-examination of a subject while we have set up an expert committee to decided about the Zoology and other subjects,” Shah said adding that whenever we find any teacher guilty we take action against him.

Shah further said that they trust a teacher and never expect anything untoward from them. “Still when we find anything wrong in teachers, we surely take action against them,” he said.

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