Srinagar, March 19: In view of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) scare and advisories issued by various Government agencies, the University of Kashmir on Thursday announced a series of preventive measures including suspension of all administrative & academic activities upto March, 28, 2020.
In this connection an order No : L(COVID-Closure)/REG/KU/20 dated :19/03/2020 issued by Registrar KU Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir reads “All administrative and academic activities across campuses of University shall remain suspended initially upto 28th March, 2020. However, employees associated with essential services including electricity, water works, sanitation & hygiene, landscape maintenance, health centre and Proctorial/Watch & Ward wing shall continue to report to their respective duties.”
The order further reads “In view of the closure of Financial year 2019-20 the employees associated with the Accounts/Finance Wing including office of the Dean Research of the University shall also continue to report to their duties.”
According to the order all interviews and M.Phil/Ph.D Viva Voce Examinations scheduled till 31st March, 2020 are postponed.
However it adds “wherever the postponement of M.Phil/Ph.D Viva Voce examinations is unavoidable, same may be conducted through Skype and no outside expert be invited to the University upto March 31st 2020.”
Moreover the order clarifies that “all employees however shall ensure that they are accessible through their Mobile phones and shall provide home inputs/report to their duties as and when called for.”
Meanwhile in the academic interest of the candidates , the date for submission of application forms for PG and BA-LLB programs session-2020 invited under admission No: F(PG Admission-20) DACE/KU/20 dated 10.03.2010 has been extended upto and including April,07,2020.
According to a notification issued by Assistant Registrar Directorate of Admissions and Competitive Examinations KU the last date of submission of online application forms as well as the last date of submission of hard copy of application forms in respect of candidates applying under any reserved category has been extended upto 07-04-2020 (working days only).
Earlier on Wednesday in a statement issued by the varsity all examinations both at PG & UG level including Regular/Private/Backlog/Fresh private/Division improvement/Mercy chance and internal assessment which were scheduled to be held upto and including March, 31, 2020 were postponed. The University has already ordered suspension of class work across all its campuses upto March 31, 2020.