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Srinagar, June 01:  Low internet speed has forced the University of Kashmir to postpone the online meeting with principals of government degree colleges to discuss the issues related to examinations.

 Authorities at Kashmir University had convened a meeting through video conference with principals of all government degree colleges to discuss the mode of examination and pattern for undergraduate students.

However, due to the poor internet connection, many college principals were unable to attend the meeting through video conference.

An official privy to the meeting said principals of far-flung colleges were not able to participate in the video conference due to the low internet speed. 

“The agenda of the meeting was to discuss and devise a plan for the examination of undergraduate students.  All principals needed to attend the meeting,” he said.

The meeting has now been rescheduled for June 4 and all college principals have been asked to come to Kashmir University.

 “The internet speed was so low that most of the time connection was getting snapped. Participants couldn’t understand what was going on in the meeting,” one of the college principals told The Kashmir Monitor.

An official of Kashmir University said the meeting was attended by representatives of 58 colleges but many were not able to hear the audio due to poor internet connection.

“It was later decided that the meeting should be rescheduled for Thursday at KU campus,” he said.

Faheem Aslam, Public Relations Officer (PRO) examination wing KU said a few college principals desired that the meeting should be held in offline mode. “It was therefore decided to re-convene it on Thursday in the Kashmir University campus, under strict social distancing norms,” he said.

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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