NIT Srinagar Announces Revised Exam Schedule

The administration of the Institute, in another order, announced that normal class work would resume from April 25.

Published: 19th April 2016 12:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th April 2016 12:18 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: The NIT Srinagar today announced a revised schedule of examinations for outstation students who had skipped the tests earlier this month in the wake of trouble following clashes over India's defeat to the West Indies in the T20 World cup on March 31.

In an order posted on its website, the NIT administration said the Minor-I examination of those students who missed it will be conducted from May 5 to 8.

Hundreds of out-station students of the institute had skipped the exams after which the HRD ministry had assured them that it would provide them revised dates for appearing in the tests.

The administration of the Institute, in another order, announced that normal class work would resume from April 25.

Examinations were conducted at the NIT Srinagar on April 11 as per the schedule but many outstation students skipped it, deciding to avail of the opportunity of taking the test later.

Many outstation students, however, did not appear in the examinations in view of the option provided by the Union HRD ministry to them to write the exams at a later date.

The NIT Srinagar has been at the centre of a controversy since April 1 when clashes broke out between outstation and local students following India's defeat to West Indies in the World Cup T20 semi-final.

The situation worsened on April 5 when outstation students tried to take out a march outside the campus but were stopped by the police, leading to incidents of violence including vandalism by students and lathicharge by police.

The students held protests against the police action, prompting the Union HRD ministry to send a team of officials to take defuse the situation.

Among the demands listed by the students before the central team was postponing the examinations so that they could return to their homes.

The HRD ministry granted them permission to skip exams for visiting home saying they would be allowed to write these papers at a later date.

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