KU To Continue With Two Admission Tests, VC Informs Guv


SRINAGAR — Kashmir University will continue with the practice of holding admission tests twice a year till the “academic schedule is restored,” Vice Chancellor  Professor Talat Ahmad   informed Governor Satya Pal Malik, who is also the Chancellor of the varsity, Tuesday during a meeting at Raj Bhavan here.

The VC briefed the Governor about various issues of academic and administrative importance relating to the university, an official spokesperson said.

“Governor congratulated the Vice Chancellor on the University obtaining A+ accreditation Grade from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Besides, the Governor advised Prof. Ahmad to bring examination reforms on priority basis, restore the academic schedule and ensure more productive academic and research activities,” an official spokesperson said.

The VC informed the Governor that in order to streamline the academic calendar and to ensure timely admission of students to various Post Graduate programmes, the admission test will be held twice in a year till the academic schedule is restored.

“He further informed that various innovative measures are also underway to make examination services more efficient. Governor urged VC to ensure that examination sub offices for Ladakh region are made to work efficiently,” the spokesperson said. 

The VC briefed Governor on major international collaborative research projects earned by the University with countries viz US, Canada, Finland and Germany in areas such as biodiversity, plate tectonics, geology and climate change.

Meanwhile, Prof. Mushtaq A. Siddiqi, Vice Chancellor, Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) met Malik, Chancellor of the varsity, at Raj Bhavan today. 

Prof. Siddiqi briefed Governor about various issues relating to the academic and administrative importance and the initiatives undertaken by the University to develop it as a centre of quality teaching and research activities, the spokesperson said. 

Governor emphasized that the educational interest of the entire student community should be promoted and safeguarded by adoption of various innovative and reformative measures.



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