Accusing University authorities of backtracking from their commitment of conducting the exams late in October, B. Ed students of valley have alleged that the ‘haste’ in the release of the revised date sheet was only to favor the non locals perusing their B.Ed in Private colleges in valley.
“They are serving the interests of non locals without caring for our future.” A student wishing not to be named told KNS. He added that the authorities at Kashmir University had promised them of conducting the exams after 20th of October, but now following the private college Principals meet on Wednesday they have now issued a revised date sheet only to please the non local students who have been paying 30,000 rupees more what the locals pay to college authorities for the course.
“Check the attendance of the non local students; you will see how much they have become darlings of our college administrations. They never attend classes; neither do they attend the teaching practice sessions. The only thing they do is to give huge donations and bribes to the managements.” alleged the students, adding that now the non locals have began dictating the university authorities also.
“It is now they (Non Locals) who are to decide about the dates of examinations, results, admissions and everything pertaining to B, Ed,” claimed the local students.
Meanwhile university authorities on Thursday issued a press release to KNS stating that the exams of the B, Ed students would commence form 10th October and the revised date sheet has been uploaded on the varsity’s official website. A senior officer in the university told KNS on condition of anonymity that though the exams were over due, however the decision had to be taken owing to the ticket reservations of the non locals who are reluctant to sit in the exams during chilly season.
“The private colleges have created mockery of the B, Ed examination. If this is what we were striving to privatize education sector for, then I am sorry to say, we would be ruining the future of our generations to come” said the officer.
The students meanwhile have said that they were mulling to boycott the examinations however added that the decision would be taken after taking majority of the students across the valley into confidence.