NIT Srinagar cancels winter vacation

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Srinagar

­Police outside NIT Srinagar

The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar, administration, has cancelled the winter vacation this year.

Most of the students of the premier institute belong to other states. They have not yet come back to the campus following the five-month long uprising in Kashmir that started in July this year.

The institute administration said that they are trying to hold classes on ‘relaxation days’ in the resistance leadership protest calendar. “The students from other states have not come yet. We are trying our best to compensate the losses,” said the NIT Registrar.

He said the authorities had decided to cancel the winter vacation this year as regular classes could not be held for five months.

“The exams have also been affected. The students, who have returned to the hostel, are only able to attend the classes partially due to the shutdowns. We are trying to help them out. We are going in for e-learning for theoretical work and contact classes for practical. We are trying to call the students in a staggered manner. We have also cancelled the weekend holiday on Saturday,” said the official.

Among the institute’s around 1,800 students, 1,400 are non-local. Many had left for home after the uprising erupted in the Valley.

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