• By : Mudaser Ali
In view of COVID-19, B.Ed Students regular Batch 2018 calling for online exam for the first two combined semesters
We the students of B.Ed regular batch 2018 have been pursuing this course for the last two years.Due to incessant lockdowns and Hartals in Kashmir since last year when there was an abrogation of Article-370. This year COVID-19 has also kept our academic institutions at bay.Theseunfaltering problems still linger. It is unfortunate, that we have not given any semester yet. We are witnessed that our senior Batch of 2017 is pursuing the same course for the last four years. They have finished only two semesters. These constant hurdles delaying our exams due to many factors.It is impossible to say that how many years more it will take when our B.Ed course gets finished off.
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Lately, B.Ed examination forms have been issued for regular batch 2018 for the first two combined semesters. It is a wonderful step and we welcome the decision taken bythe Directorate of Distance Education under your worthy supervision for issuing submission of online examination forms.Sir, we demand for online exam rather than offline in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. We don’t want to put our lives at stake as many students would have to come from different areas which have been declared Red zones owing to the community transmission. In Kashmir we are continuously grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and all the academic institutions from bottom to top have been closed since March 2020 when many positive cases came to mount. The situation in Kashmir of COVID-19 is still grim and no one wants to put his/her life in risk.
There is not any updated notification from UGC which is working under the aegis of MHRD guidelines surfacing on social media that exams will likely to be conducted offline in colleges and universities. It is yet to be finalised the decision taking all important points into consideration for conducting final session exams of this year either online or offline. Many baseless news from different sources keep floating.We are unable to guess it perfectly if we have to sit in the examination centre or to give online exam staying in our homes.But weare all aware about that the PG diploma courses Batch 2018 and backlog candidates through DDE gave online exam which were conducted in the month of July. We have come across the news thatB.Ed private colleges affiliated with the University of Kashmir have been asked to submit names of enrolled students along with other important requisites for conducting their online exam. Therefore, we humbly request you to follow the same provision for the B.Ed without having apprehensions for the preventive measures to be taken for conducting online exam.
Thanking you in anticipation
B.Ed students regular batch 2018
Mudasir Ali has completed M.Sc and is currently persuing B.Ed through Distance Mode under University of Kashmir.