Srinagar: Final year students of polytechnic colleges are likely to miss lateral admission to B. Tech courses as the government is dragging its feet over their exams.
Given the COVID-19 lockdown, the intermediate semester students pursuing different courses in various colleges have been promoted to the next semesters on the basis of online internal assessment. However, the government has not taken any decision about the exams of final year students.
Jammu and Kashmir Polytechnic Student Association held a protest at Press Colony today and demanded examination to be held so that they could become eligible for lateral admission to B.Tech courses.
Mohammad Atif, one of the protesting student told The Kashmir Monitor that their future is at stake. “Our internal assessments have been conducted but we have not been promoted to next semester. The Supreme Court has asked colleges to conduct the examination of final semester students, but authorities in Kashmir are digging in their heels,” he said
Director of Technical Education Sajad Hussain said the Supreme Court has given direction to conduct exams of the final year. “We are exploring the option,” he said.
Secretary Technical Education, Mehmood Ahmad said the government will announce a decision very soon.