Academic Gridlock In Degree Colleges Of KU: Masoodi

Srinagar, May 30 : Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Member of Parliament Justice Hasnain Masoodi on Saturday expressed deep concern over the academic gridlock in the B.A, BSC and B.COM courses conducted by the university of Kashmir through different degree colleges across the Kashmir valley, he said this while interacting with a group of students who apprised him about the depressing and painful situation they are facing.

In a statement issued here to GNS, justice Masoodi was apprised that over the past several years, it has become a new normal for the Kashmir University to grant a purportedly three year’s bachelor’s degree in about five years. He was informed that their contemporaries in corresponding batches from Cluster University and IUST Awantipura complete their bachelor’s degree years before, which leaves them depressed and desolate. They further informed him that the argument put forth by authorities blaming prevailing conditions are groundless and unfounded, since all universities in the valley have been functioning under similar operative conditions.

Justice Masoodi expressed concern at the fact that instead of three regular batches of three successive years that should normally be undergoing a bachelor’s degree course at any given point of time, it has one become a routine to have four to five regular batches caught in this conundrum. This naturally affects the quality of teaching imparted in our degree colleges, which are ideally equipped to handle only three regular batches at a time. Apart from this wastage of precious time of our youth is painful and would have far reaching consequences on the academic careers of our future generations.

Justice Masoodi urged the University of Kashmir and higher education departments to address the issue of academic stagnation that has compounded over years and salvaged the career of college students on high priority. He stressed post that post COVID-19 UGC recommendations for salvaging careers of college students should be graciously implemented, ensuring that a three year degree course finishes within three years.

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