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B.ed Examination: HC vacates stay, KU to revise datesheet
“If any interim direction has been passed it shall stand vacated while giving liberty to the petitioner to re-agitate the matter in the event cause arises or survives,” the HC in its judgment said.
The students were aghast at KU B.Ed date sheet as they contested the decision for clubbing their examination with distance education mode and giving them little time for preparation after filling up of forms.
The students had claimed that both the degrees were different with same nomenclature but the method of regular classes or the mode of teaching was different from the distance mode.
“Both the examinations are held separately to differentiate between the two degrees, but now that too is gone,” students had claimed.
The university officials had said that examination notification was issued for the benefit of students.
There are around 19000 regular students and 4000 distance mode students who have to appear in the B.Ed examination and the KU has arranged the common exam for both the sections.
The KU had decided to conduct the clubbed B.Ed exams from December 7 which saw few students challenging it in the High Court.
The examination controversy got murkier after the private colleges revealed that some of the petitioning students, who had approached High Court were either fake or their signatures have been faked in the petition.
The state High Court had last week stayed the conduct of B.Ed examination which was due to start from December 7 and asked the university authorities to file their objections on December 4.
KU Controller examination Abdul Salam Bhat said the varsity will issue a revised date sheet for the B.Ed examinations as the first paper scheduled on December on 7 was already in abeyance.
“We have not received any official communication from High Court yet. But still there will be drastic changes in the date sheet,” Bhat told Greater Kashmir.
He said KU won’t be able to conduct December 7 paper given the consecutive holidays on Saturday and Sunday. “We won’t be able to receive any communication till December 7 so we can’t hold any exams.”
Ruling out shifting of examinations to March next year, Bhat said the varsity has not taken any such decision but there will be ‘drastic’ changes in the date sheet. “We will come up with a revised date sheet for the exams,” he said.
Meanwhile thousands of students have already come from various states and are stuck in hostels to appear in the exams.
“There was no point in seeking postponement of exams as they had already completed nine months of a session. Students who had come from outside state were put to inconvenience in this chilly winter,” a university official said, adding that it needs to be looked in to who were behind the ‘fuss’.
“Now the date sheet has to be redrafted and re-structured which is a time consuming for varsity.”