Govt Announces Winter Vacations From Dec 17

Srinagar: The state government Tuesday announced winter vacations for all the schools in Kashmir division and winter zone of Jammu province. 

As per the orders issued by School Education Department, winter vacations from primary to class 8th will start from December 17. The winter vacations for High and Higher Secondary classes will begin from December 26.

“The last working day for classes up to class 8th will be on December 15 while as December 24 will be last working day for classes 9th to 12th. The vacations for all classes will end on February 28, 2017.

Meanwhile, in terms of the departmental policy to provide optional schooling to the students to compensate the loss suffered during the current year, the DSEK has been asked to notify the schools where classes will be held during the vacations from class 8th to 12th, and for those students who have written the 12th exams. 

The Director has also been asked to notify schools for holding of super 50 coaching and select teachers to be deployed for conduct of classes/ coaching in these schools. 

NIT Cancels Winter Vacation

The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar, administration, has cancelled the winter vacation this year owing to the continuous shutdown in Valley.

 “Due to continuous shutdown, students from other states have not come yet. We are trying our best to compensate the losses,” said the NIT Registrar.

He said the authorities had decided to cancel the winter vacation this year as regular classes could not be held for five months.

“The exams have also been affected. The students, who have returned to the hostel, are only able to attend the classes partially due to the shutdowns. We are trying to help them out. We are going in for e-learning for theoretical work and contact classes for practical. We are trying to call the students in a staggered manner. We have also cancelled the weekend holiday on Saturday,” said the official.

Among the institute’s around 1,800 students, 1,400 are non-local. Many had left for home after the uprising erupted in the Valley.

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