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Authorities at University of Kashmir have allegedly revised the admission policy for new entrants from other varsities barring them from gaining provisional admission until their previous results are announced.

The move has raised angst among the applicants who feel that varsity is effectively debarring the “outside” students from entry.

Applicants of mostly Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi and IUST whose last semesters are likely to end in June this year appeared in the entrance tests that were held recently at KU.

The aggrieved students many of whom scored impressive percentage in the tests told Kashmir Life that they could make no provisional admissions until their results are declared. “What kind of policy is this?” asks a student of Jamia Millia University. “We go to study outside state doesn’t mean that our university will close doors for us?”

The applicants alleged that last year varsity announced late admissions but this year they have they announced them “quite early.”

“We still don’t have any objection to the commencement of admissions,” another student from IUST said. “We just want them to give us provisional admissions.”

When contacted, Prof Mohammad Ashraf Wani, Dean Academic Affairs told Kashmir Life that the policy was instituted to quicken the admission process. “Earlier we had extended a concession to students hoping that their results would be declared in about 10 – 20 days.”

Vice Chancellor Kashmir University Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi said that the policy existed in institutions across entire India. “It’s not that just we have done it,” he said.

Asked why the varsity was keeping out non-KU graduates, Andrabi said. “Our students too are kept out for a year when they go out to enrol in universities outside state.”


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