Covid-19: KU’s Pharmaceutical Students Demand Online Exams

by Syed Samreen

SRINAGAR: The final year students of the Department of Pharmaceutical Science Kashmir University appealed the authorities to change the mode of examination from offline to online.

The students said that the offline examination of the last semester is scheduled to commence from June 22 and will end on July 13.

They said that students who belong to far-flung areas are not able to find a suitable accommodation around the main campus of Kashmir University and residents around the University are unwilling to provide rented accommodation due to the scare of Coronavirus.

“We are facing trouble as there are no proper transportation facilities available amidst the current pandemic,” said the students.

The students who already avail hostel facilities of the University allege that the hostels are locked up and are not open for them.

A student of final semester B. Pharmacy told Kashmir Life, “I am from Shopian and haven’t yet found an accommodation. It will be extremely difficult for students residing outside the city to come and take the tests.”

She added that fifty to sixty per cent of the students in that semester belong to places outside Srinagar and are not able to find a place on rent.

“The exams will start in just two days and students are already struggling. Apart from finding accommodation, there is no proper transportation,” she said.

“The Controller examinations told us that it was solely our headache to travel long distances in order to appear in the exam. Our parents have called the concerned authorities several times but nothing has happened as of yet,” the students said.

They appealed university authorities to revisit its plan and ensure online examination so that further time of students is not wasted without risking their lives.

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