The students of MTech (Batch 2018) selected by an entrance test and through GATE quota by Kashmir University in 2018 August and allotted SSM College of Engineering on Sunday accused KU and SSM authorities of callous attitude and blamed them for their changing their course after more than 6 months.
In a statement to the press, students said that soon after joining of course in August 2018, the university authorities after almost more than six months changed their course specialization from Thermal Engineering to General Mechanical engineering without reason and fault of students and after continuous pleading appeared in 1st Semester exam in 2019 July, for which the results have not been declared.
Then after the abrogation of article 370 and post 5th August lockdown, the students said that they still attended classes in unrest and cold. “But after minor assessment of 2nd semester in February 2020, we couldn't appear in the major exam due to lockdown of pandemic COVID-19,” they said.
The students said that as per university instructions, the students are attending online classes of 3rd semester among all difficulties but recently UGC/MHRD issued guidelines which were implemented by KU for all PG’s. “Unfortunately this victimized class was ignored and kept undecided with MS/MD who are otherwise working in COVID hospitals and are being governed by MCI Rules,” they said, and added, that “the MD candidates have to follow MCI Guidelines and more importantly their exam is a lab-based in hospitals with all COVID equipment. Our students are from far-flung areas of the state, even some residing in red zones and how come they can come and appear in exams.”
The students said that keeping their condition in mind where they have not cleared a single semester in two years, they appeal UT LG, VC Kashmir University, Deen Academic Affair, Controller Exam and other university authorities that kindly implement UGC guidelines and the decision taken for other PG's and also see how MTech students of prestigious universities, IIT'S, NITS have been promoted on internal assessment.
“We request that most of the students including girls are unemployed, poor and at the verge of overage and have opted home university to avoid going outside state for all reasons including economical condition and otherwise their same batch mates who left MTech mid-way after one year due to callous approach of University/SSM have almost completed MTech without shedding sweat,” they said, and added, “Also we want to apprise University authorities that same batch of MTech (2018) allotted the main campus are in the final semester for all reasons best known to them and our unlucky lot has been victimized and ill-treated.”