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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.