In order to cover the loss of time due to extended academic session of 2014-15, the government has decided that there would be no summer vacation in the educational institutions of Kashmir division and winter zone of Jammu division this year.
The decision was taken as the state government has decided to restore the academic session in the educational institutions of Kashmir division and winter zone of Jammu division as it used to be prior to September 2014 floods.
Owing to this, the final exams upto class 12 will be conducted in the valley between October and November instead of March-April, as was done as a special dispensation after September 2014 floods.
“Responding to the public queries regarding change in academic calendar, the education department on Monday made it clear that the academic session in the educational institutions of Kashmir division and the winter zone of Jammu division shall remain as it used to be prior to the September 2014 floods,” a government spokesman said.
“Moreover, the institutions have been asked to take care of any further loss of studies due to shortened academic session 2015-16, by arranging extra classes for the students wherever required so that the students are ready for examinations by the year-end,” the spokesman said.
“We have asked the J&K State Board of School Education (BOSE) authorities to prepare for examinations to be conducted in October-November as was the practice before September 2014 floods,” said education minister Naeem Akhtar.
He said the conduct of examination for the academic session 2014-15 in March 2014 was an exigency in view of the devastating floods that had affected every sphere of life including academics. “We are now again restoring normalcy in academic calendar,” he said.