Coronavirus: KU orders suspension of administrative, academic activities till March 28


In view of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) scare and advisories issued by various Government agencies, the University of Kashmir on Thursday announced a series of preventive measures including suspension of all administrative & academic activities up to March 28, 2020.

In this connection an order No: L(COVID-Closure)/REG/KU/20 dated:19/03/2020 issued by Registrar KU Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir reads “All administrative and academic activities across campuses of University shall remain suspended initially up to March 28, 2020. However, employees associated with essential services including electricity, waterworks, sanitation & hygiene, landscape maintenance, health centre and Proctorial/Watch & Ward wing shall continue to report to their respective duties.”

The order further reads “In view of the closure of the Financial year 2019-20 the employees associated with the Accounts/Finance Wing including the office of the Dean Research of the University shall also continue to report to their duties.”

According to the order all interviews and M.Phil/PhD Viva-Voce Examinations scheduled till March 31, 2020, are postponed.

However, it adds “wherever the postponement of M.Phil/PhD Viva Voce examinations is unavoidable, same may be conducted through Skype and no outside expert be invited to the University up to March 31, 2020.”

Moreover, the order clarifies that “all employees, however, shall ensure that they are accessible through their Mobile phones and shall provide home inputs/report to their duties as and when called for.”

Meanwhile, in the academic interest of the candidates, the date for submission of application forms for PG and BA-LLB programs session-2020 invited under admission No: F(PG Admission-20) DACE/KU/20 dated 10.03.2010 has been extended up to and including April,07,2020.

According to a notification issued by Assistant Registrar Directorate of Admissions and Competitive Examinations, KU the last date of submission of online application forms as well as the last date of submission of hard copy of application forms in respect of candidates applying under any reserved category has been extended up to 07-04-2020 (working days only).

Earlier on Wednesday in a statement issued by the varsity, all examinations both at PG & UG level including Regular/Private/Backlog/Fresh private/Division improvement/Mercy chance and internal assessment which were scheduled to be held up to and including March 31, 2020, were postponed. The University has already ordered the suspension of class work across all its campuses up to March 31, 2020.


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