Sir, we, the students of Ug batch 2015 writing this application as per our available acumen. As we all know the conventionally Graduation courses require three years with an annual examination at the end of the year. But the trend was modified in 2015 with the induction of the Semester system midway of year to claim the Bachelor’s degree from Kashmir University.
The semester system was inducted with many aspirations and hoped to improve education quality. This model requires due diligence and intense commitment on the student level with back to back regular rechecking of education level. And the regular attendance of classes improves teacher-pupil interaction for better training of mental faculty in students. However, as is said, ” when the old order is destructed without adequate replacement, Thucydides trap is the outcome in place”. This was proved very well by inducing the semester system in the Graduation course.
The semester wise evaluation of the annual segment is examined at twin levels half-yearly in the nip and tuck orientation with professional courses like MBBS and Engineering. The initiation of the Semester model in 2015 proved detrimental to the target of students. They aspired to completion of graduation following the normal tenure of three years. The students registered for the UG programme batch 2015 are in great turmoil as they don’t know their careers. This is the seventh year, and our course, which was supposed to be completed within three or four years, is still unfinished.
Sir, we have backlogs in the first, second and third semesters that you are acquainted with. The University announced last year in July 2021 that the examination would be started from October onwards, which had been in limbo for two years due to covid 19. Now we must remember the quote before carrying on, “Before you act, see where did you stand” we have been deceived from govt of Kashmir University. We are the first batch that has been used as a chessboard to keep the ball of the semester scheme rolling inside us in 2015. From the 2016 batch, there was a choice based, but we had been left there with theory exam without objectives as they did from 2016 onwards on God’s mercy. Now We request you and the higher authorities to conduct our exam online, which can save our career and be eligible for the upcoming examination of JKSSB and JKPSC because most of the students among us had already applied for the JKPSC on a provisional basis.
The backlog exams from the 4th, 5th, and 6th-semesters are still pending, which should also be taken as soon as possible and declared their results without delay. This systemic failure of the University speaks volumes about the strategy adopted from the last few years. The mismatch of course completion between internal and external universities and the incapacity of internal institutions therein has created an atmosphere of despair as the students with a bundle of hopes were left in bad shape. There’s a need for urgent and immediate interference for early completion of graduate courses for the backlog students.
The career of our nation builders in their finishing stage of basic qualification is in shambles. There’s a need to streamline the institutional capacity in tune with the future course of action. The students should get admission in post-graduation courses without spoilage one more fruitful year of the career in the doldrums. This impacts their mental faculty and leads to the deterioration of the quality of literacy. The institutional gap and mismatch between graduate and Postgraduate course completion impede the normal course of the procedure. The burden of students shall be siphoned away through prompt action by university management for the betterment of students. The semester heavyweight may collapse under its rigid procedure in quick succession if not taken care of. The reorientation of the whole model with set procedure and control may add grace to this novel idea.
We await your early intervention in this regard. The health of students being the treasure trove for prosperity would catch your precious time for a moment to activate your machinery for the clearance of this antiquity menace.
Writer Shahid Majeed Mir(on behalf of Students Ug batch 2015) can be reached at [email protected]