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Conduct of Exams: For current year, Govt to continue with Nov session

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Srinagar, : The School Education Department has decided to continue with the existing system for conduct of examinations in November session for the current academic year.

According to a notification issued by Director School Education Kashmir, Dr G N Itoo, decision, if any, on shifting the examinations to the March session shall be taken in due course of time after thorough deliberations with the stakeholders, general public and the educational experts.

It said the Education Department had initiated the proposal for change of academic session from November to March on the demand of parents and the students. “To take a considered view of the issue, an expert committee headed by Chairperson JKBOSE was constituted by the Government with Directors of School Education Jammu/Kashmir and Experts from University of Jammu/Kashmir as Members,” the notification said.

The Committee, it said, held several rounds of deliberations on the subject and also took note of the views expressed by various quarters on the issue through the media. “The report submitted by the Committee has been taken into account by the Government and it has been felt that the issues raised during its deliberations need further and wider consultation before any final decision is taken on the matter in the larger interest of the students,” the notification said adding that the Government has now decided to continue with the present system of conducting examinations in November session for the current academic year.

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