Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Mar 13: While the Cluster University Srinagar here is "hurriedly" conducting exams on March 15 for entrance to various graduate and post graduate courses, it he "forgot" to prescribe syllabus for the tests.
The cluster university, which is already facing severe criticism, for failing to give students "due time" to prepare for the Common Aptitude Test(CAT), for various graduate and integrated masters courses, has put students to another inconvenience by not mentioning syllabus.
The students said the university had failed to apprise them of what would be the standard of the paper for the CAT.
Many student said they have read maths only upto class 10th. "How can we appear if the paper is of the class 12th level. This is injustice because there's no syllabus for the same," said a student, who has opted for arts from class 11th.
The students said after failing to get convincing reply from the concerned authorities, they had managed to approach the VC. "But the VC said he was helpless to help as he cannot postpone the exams due to some pressures," the students told Early Times with tears rolling down their eyes.
The Cluster University has come under scanner for allegedly faulty conduct of the entrance scheduled to commence on March 15.
While the last date for submission of forms was March 5, the varsity has given mere ten days time for students to prepare.
Officials said, as per the standards, the varsity was bound to give atleast one month preparation time to the students.
A senior academician said it was unfortunate on the part of university to hold entrance exams in such "haphazard manner." "This speaks about quality of education when a varsity is so callous towards a sensitive exam, which will decide career of students. Who will be responsible if meritorious students don't qualify the exams for no fault of theirs but of the university," he said.
Despite repeated attempts the VC couldn't be contacted for comments. When contacted a senior functionary at cluster university said the administration was unable to help the students. "Actually we have directives from a minister to conduct the exams at an earliest," the official told Early Times.
Meanwhile the students have appealed Governor NN Vohra, who is also the Chancellor of the university to come their rescue. "Honorable Governor is the last hope to save our career by making the university accountable," the students said.
A delegation of concerned parents are sending a formal memorandum to Raj Bhawan.
Sources said the Raj Bhawan is monitoring the developments at the Cluster University.