Soon after the colleges and other educational institutes reopened in Kashmir on Monday following ten days summer vacation, class work at Government degree college Baramulla was suspended.
As per the students, college administration asked them to leave college as examinations were being held for BG second semester students. “We were told that there is no space for class work as the class rooms are occupied for examination,” said a student while speaking to Kashmir Life.
Students also alleged that there was no prior information provided to them except a notice at college’s notice board.
“As we reached college premises, we were asked to leave and even principal was standing at gate asking students to return,” said a journalism student who travelled all the way from Srinagar. “It was our first day and conducting examination is regular process. That does not mean others will not study.”
Academic calendar in Kashmir universities and colleges is already marred by late schedule of one year due to uncertainty in valley and months long shutdown in 2016 following uprising.
“Instead of exploring new ways to compensate our time, management of the college is pushing us back. There is only half a year left and our degree is more than 50 % incomplete,” said a BG fourth semester student.
“Due to space constraints we had to shut class work,” said principal GDC Baramulla, Professor Mohammad Ashraf. “It is true that we were not able to communicate to the students.”
However, he assured that class work will resume from tomorrow. “We have communicated to the Kashmir University authorities about the issue.”