No entrance test: KU to select students for PG courses on academic merit

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Srinagar, May 31: The University of Kashmir is mulling to do away with the entrance examination for admission to various post-graduate courses and admit students on the basis of merit at graduation level, this year.

Every year, thousands of students appear for the entrance test to various post-graduate programmes. This year, however, Kashmir University is planning to cancel the entrance test and select students based on merit obtained in the last qualifying examination.

 

Professor Shahid Rasool, Media Spokesperson of Kashmir University said it will be very difficult to hold entrance test for 30000 candidates keeping in view the prevailing situation.

“Advisory cum Monitoring Committee has recommended doing away with the entrance test and admitting students based on academic merit. The final decision, however, will be announced next week,” he said.

Prof Shahid said the web link for admission is still open, and students, who have missed out, can apply. “We will announce the last date for admission once the final decision is taken,” he said.

In the first week of March, the varsity had invited applications for admission to different postgraduate courses based on the entrance test.  “Earlier we used to start our academic session in March. But for the last four years, the academic session has been disturbed due to delayed examinations. It is now starting from June-July,” he added.

On May 27, Kashmir University decided to promote the post-graduate and the students of select professional under-graduate courses to the next semester on the performance of their internal assessments and there will be no term-end semester examinations.

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25 comments

  1. I think KU have decided well about the selection for pg 2020 on the basis of merit.Seeing the present condition due to covid 19 it is not applcable to get appear on the entrence .Now their is a matter about the percentage i think the students with good knowledge have good percentage so the decision is best.

  2. I appreciate this decision of kashmir university authorities keeping in view the present situation because students with good percentage have good knowledge also so kashmir university has decided best

  3. Very nice decision by Kashmir university , keeping in view the present situation it’s best decision,and for those who are asking percentage doesn’t matter let me tell them it matters for every exam for every post ,those who have secured good percentage deserve this ,I appreciate this decision of university

  4. Respected sir, Students with high percentage are not able to score 20 points in Ku pg entrance except a few (go and see previous year results ).plz don’t do injustice

  5. the Kashmir University not show
    All semester Mark’s persontage on 6th semester University show only 6 th semester persantage under rollno 19845686 BSCIT how i writing on line PG COURSE FORMS MARKES PERSANTAGE PLEASE HELP

  6. Well decision taken by the authorities of kashmir university in consideration with the current circumstances due to this pandemic covid 19 . Regarding about the droppers think about those students who have qualified their bsc in five years and that too with high percentage. As they have already consumed 2 years extra in their degree

  7. It is not good we are suffering so much and we can not accept this decision plz help us. Because our graduation complete in five years
    Batch 2016 my percentage is 60
    Only

  8. It is not good we are suffering so much and we can not accept this decision plz help us. Because our graduation complete in five years
    Batch 2016

  9. I am preparing for M.sc biotechnology since I was in ist year (UG) and have just 66.5% but that never mean I can’t crack pg entrance I chalange. Plz don’t do injustice plz plz plz

  10. Very unfortunate and totally disappointed by this kind of decision taken by KU- it is going to ruin life of students.pecentage factor is never a key to determine selection in any feild.it is somethingelse which can determine (exam).

  11. The decision that UK made is good because of covid19 pendemic. It is not possible for the UK to conduct enterence examination for various ug n pg cources .If it delays then there will be loss of another year for students of batch 2016 .The students have to come from every corner of Kashmir valley n the gathering of students may also brought new pendemic
    n the current situation does not allows the gathering of people

  12. Not a fair decision KU must think once again on it. They are taking these decisions with rhapsodize and keeping a side future of students .I think all students will feel solicitous after reading this decision

  13. I think ku should think about how to conduct end term exams and select students fir pg courses on the basis of performance and assessment of graduation

  14. Taking under consideration the present situation the decision may be right
    But all of us know many students who hve low % due to one Or other reason…
    Decision would be equality but not justice..

  15. I got 48 % mrks in 12th.and I have only 43% marks in undergraduate. But I Have category certificate.

  16. I remember my academic merit when I was in class 12. I got only 57% in class 12. Then I appeared in UG entrance in BBA and BCA and I got selected under rank 2 in BCA and rank 14 in BBA….. If it had been on merit basis, then It would have been a gone case for me…..
    I think UNIVERSITY have to think again on it. Rest is fate

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