KU Failed To Convene BRS: The PhD students of batch-2018 are in anger as University failed to convene the Board of Research Studies. According to Scholars on 18/11/2018, Office of the Directorate of Admissions and Competitive Exams, University of Kashmir conducted an integrated PhD Entrance Examination (Law) -2018.
The Selected candidates appeared before Departmental Research Committee (DRC) for submission of one-page synopsis and interaction with DRC members on 24/12/2018.
Subsequently, the Scholars joined from 01/02/2019 in the department, attended the six-month course-work classes, and completed the formalities of admission like submission of fees, forms, affidavits, etc.
The examination of the said course-work was conducted from 28 Dec. 2019 to 04 Jan. 2020, the result of which was declared on 03/03/2020. The second year of residence period in the School of Law commenced with daily attendance in the office/chamber of Dean and Head w.e.f. 01/02/2020.
The Scholars also submitted 20 copies of the synopsis in the office of the Dean in response to the notice issued vide dated 16/12/2019 and dated 18/2/2020 by the department of Law, University of Kashmir.
The Department Research Committee was convened on 03 Oct. 2020, in which DRC members recommended changes in the synopsis of the scholars to be submitted in the revised manner by or before 09 Oct. 2020.
“Since the time of admission in the Course, the required residence period has exhausted, and now we are at the verge of completion of three years” the scholars added. It is pertinent to mention that the Board of Research Studies for PhD Batch -2018 has not been convened by the Department of Dean Research and Law Department, University of Kashmir.
The University of Kashmir Statutes 2017 provides for BORS shall preferably be met twice a year depending on the available business. The scholars add that further research work is at a halt due to the non-fulfilment of BORS.
In these three years since 2019 January, the law Dept of University, as usual, conducted other routine business like classes of LLB, BA. LLB, LLM, and their examinations despite covid 19 and other reasons are step-motherly treating the PhD Law batch 2018.
The researchers requested University’s Vice-Chancellor to convene the meeting of BORS for the PhD(law) Batch 2018 as early as possible through Online mode or offline mode, whichever is feasible, so that the scholars may be able to complete their PhD.
The scholars are put under mental stress with this unnecessary delay from the Dean Research and Law Department of the University of Kashmir.