Srinagar, July 29: In view of surge in COVID-19 cases, the University of Kashmir is mulling to hold the entrance test examinations of various Postgraduate courses at respective district headquarters.
Top University officials said the administration is working on the number of applicant’s district wise.
The official said if number of aspiring PG students will be less, then the varsity may begin with holding the entrance test at district headquarters.
“As of now, we are still working and counting the number of aspiring PG students’ district wise,” he said.
The official said normally there are 200 to 500 applicants in one respective subject or a department but in Zoology and Botany subjects, the applicants are over 2000 to 2500.
He said as of now KU has received 26,000 application forms for 2020 PG admissions. “Applicants may be less than the number of applications as some students are applying for multiple subjects”.
Asked whether KU will hold exams online or offline, the officials said it depends upon the number of applicants and the space available for holding the exams.
“If the number of applicants will be huge from the respective districts, then we will hold the entrance test on different schedules,” he said.
He further said the entrance test won’t conclude in one day if the number of the students from various districts will be huge in number.
Pertinently, from past many years, the academic year of KU was commencing in August-September. This year, the administration was considering to start the session from March but due to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the schedule of holding the entrance test and commencing the academic year from March couldn’t take place.
KU’s Registrar Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir said the decision pertaining to the matter will be taken after August 1.
“We are working on it and as of now we have not decided anything as to how and when we will hold the entrance test,” Mir said. (KNO)