Making mockery of exams again, KU sends question paper through WhatsApp


Exam authorities at the University of Kashmir never seem to be embarrassed by their consistent negligence.
On Wednesday the university authorities once again exposed themselves when they sent Zoology question paper for 4th semester students through WhatsApp.
They had mistakenly supplied the Nawakadal Degree College exam centre with question papers for Physics while according to the date sheet the students were appearing for Zoology on the day.
On being informed about it, the exam authorities shot the question paper to the college through the encrypted messaging service. 
“The supervisory staff told us to wait till they receive the Zoology paper and later KU officials after being conveyed about the mistake sent a copy of Zoology paper through WhatsApp,” said a college student, wishing anonymity. 
The university authorities asked the college staff to make prints of the question paper for students within the college premises.
In order to save time for the students appearing for the exam, the college staff first wrote the questions on the blackboard for the students to read and write answers.
“Till the time the staff managed to take print outs of the paper, students were asked to attempt the questions written on the board,” the student said, adding the whole process started late by an hour and a half.
“Our exam was scheduled at 2pm but we received the question paper at 3:15 or 3:30pm due to which we faced lot of inconvenience.”
This was not all.
The picture grab of the question paper sent through WhatsApp was blurred.
“Objective type questions were of 40 marks but the print of the question paper was shadowy and we faced inconvenience while attempting these questions. We couldn’t understand which option is correct,” said a troubled student. 
It is not the first time when the KU has been exposed for its sluggishness to maintain sanctity of the exams. 
Earlier, the university authorities have committed similar blunders while conducting exams for undergraduate students.
Last month, they had to cut a sorry figure when hundreds of college students were given Geology question paper instead of Geography. 
Also, scores of Persian literature students had to return without writing their exams when it was found that KU authorities had forgotten to print the question papers after announcing dates for the college examinations.
In June, the university officials sent a question paper for Ist year students at Degree College Beerwwah, Budgam through WhatsApp when the students had to write their exams for Social Work and Computer Science.
In February, the students sitting for their first semester exams at Islamic Oriental College at Tral were sent a blurred picture of their question paper through WhatsApp by the KU authorities.
Controller examination at University of Kashmir, Prof Farooq Ahmad Mir said he will look into matter. 
“I will convene a meeting in this regard,” he said.

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