The entrance examination for more than 40 PG courses offered by the University of Kashmir started here on Monday at KU campus with the KU authorities holding the examinations in three sessions i.e morning, afternoon and evening for the convenience of thousands of the aspirants.
According to the statistics the University has received more than 36000 entrance applications for admission to several of its post graduate courses for the year 2013 against a vacancy of 3000 seats.
The KU authorities including the entire examination and administrative machinery have been geared up to conduct the entrance examination which will continue for ten days and conclude on March 28.
The KU has made elaborate arrangements and constituted several teaching departments as centres within the campus for conducting the examination.
On the first day of the examination Vice Chancellor, Prof Talat along with Dean Academic Affairs Prof AM Shah visited various examination centres constituted by the university for the purpose and interacted with the aspirants.
While expressing happiness over the successful conduct of the examination on the first day Prof Talat said “We have made all the necessary arrangements for the smooth conduct of the examination and we will make sure that the aspirants do not face any difficulty.”
While observing that some of the aspirants from rural areas turned up late at the examination venue Dean Academic Affairs Prof AM Shah said “We request the aspirants to reach the venue of examination one hour early before the commencement of the examination so that they may not face any difficulty thereafter or miss the examination.”
Prof Shah said that entrance examination for PG courses of the KU is held only once in a year and candidates should reach the examination centres well in advance. Prof Shah added that the University shall strictly adhere to the revised date-sheet and examination schedule.
The programs for which University has received more than 36000 applications include Masters Programme in: Arabic, English, Hindi, Kashmiri, Kashmir Studies, Library and Information Science, Linguistics, Persian, Sanskrit, Urdu, Commerce, Education, M. Ed., M.P.Ed., Economics, History, Islamic Studies, Mass Communication & Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Bioresources, Clinical Biochemistry, Zoology, Computer Applications, Electronics & Instrumentation Technology, Home Science (Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition, Food Science & Nutrition, Extension & Communication, Human Development), Food Science & Technology, Information Technology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Applied Geology, Geo-Informatics, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Bachelors Programme in: Law (LLB 3 years)
The admission notification for MBA, MFC, IMBA, MCME, MTHM, B.Tech, BA-LLB, LLM, M.Pharm, B.Pharm, PG Diploma, Diploma and Certificate Courses shall be issued separately.
The University has also advised the candidates to regularly visit university website for necessary information/instructions regarding Admissions – 2013 and entrance examination and has provided the following numbers for queries and information related to the admission and examination process. Office of the Dean Academic Affairs: 0194- 2426976; Assistant Registrar (Academic Affairs): 9419000361 EPBX Nos. 0194-2420078, 2429870, 2424152, 2421346 Ext.: 2006, 2007, 2016, 2195 Email ID: [email protected], Public Relations Office: 0194-2143715.