Srinagar, Aug 2: Fingers are being raised at question paper setter while University of Kashmir is likely to take action against him after Directorate of Admissions and Competitive Examinations cancelled the MSc Botany Entrance Paper taken couple of days back.
Hundreds of students had appeared in the Entrance Test for Masters Programme in Botany (MSc Botany) held on July 30 a couple of days back.
“It is notified for information of all the candidates who have appeared in the Entrance Test for Masters Programme in Botany (MSc Botany) held on July 30, 2021 stands cancelled because of the grievance submitted by the candidates regarding the question paper,” reads a notification issued by Professor Farooq Ahmed Mir, Directorate of Admissions and Competitive Examinations.
The notification further reads that a fresh Entrance Test for MSc Botany Programme shall be held very soon.
The University of Kashmir has informed the candidates that the Test shall be conducted in the previously constituted examination centres and the candidate can be admitted in the examination on the basis of Admit Cards already obtained by them.
The notification issued by the University of Kashmir is viral on social media. Students and netizens are poking fun at the University.
Students are raising fingers over the question paper setter accusing him of carelessness and negligence and demanding action against him.
“Questions were not only out of syllabus but some of them were cut, copied and pasted from outdated question papers. Even some questions had more than one correct option that really confused students,” wrote a student.
Some students accused University of wasting their time, money and energy. “Some students arrived at the Varsity from far flung areas to appear in the examination in the ongoing pandemic little did they know, there is a surprise for them from question paper setter.”
Professor Farooq Ahmed Mir, Directorate of Admissions and Competitive Examinations while talking to news agency Kashmir News Trust said that action against the question paper setter is under active consideration.
“Why action won’t be taken against the question paper setter who wasted time, money and energy of students as well as of Varsity. There are proper statues and laws under which action will be initiated. This question paper setter will be black listed and he in future will get no assignment from the University,” Mir told KNT.