Protest against less allotted time to solve ‘lengthy’ question paper
KU assures help if concern found genuine
The under graduate 5th semester students Wednesday left their examination midway as they felt the allotted time for the paper was less keeping in view the number of questions they had to write answers for.
Students from Amar Singh College, Srinagar were aghast over the paper pattern as they felt the allotted time of one and a half hour was too less to complete the paper.
The students while protesting shouted anti-Kashmir University (KU) slogans and demanded re-examination of the said paper.
“When we saw the paper we were completely lost that how is it possible for us to complete the paper within one and a half hour. Each question carried two additional questions that equal 16 questions to be answered within the allotted time, and that too of mathematics paper making it impossible for us to solve it,” students said.
The protesting students said they met the Prof Mujeeb Ahmad, who teaches Mathematics at the college and he said, “This paper requires at least four hours to complete.”
“When a professor requires four hours to finish the paper how is it possible for students to solve the whole paper in one and a half hour time,” they said.
Questioning the authorities, the students asserted, “We were assured that the paper will cover 50 per cent of the syllabus which we had prepared but the actual question paper included questions from whole syllabus making it difficult for us to finish the paper.”
The students said they tried to leave the examination hall and raise the issue with the concerned authorities while other students were locked inside their exam halls to make them go through the allotted time.
Talking to Rising Kashmir, PRO Kashmir University Faheem Aslam said, “Let the students make a representation and we will definitely help them. If their concern and grievances are genuine let us see how we can resolve it. But they should come forward with a representation so that the case is taken forward.”