Students oppose JU's semester scheme
The All India Students Federation (AISF) has opposed the new semester scheme proposed by the University of Jammu recently. The scheme would be implemented in all its affiliated colleges from the next session.india Updated: Nov 22, 2013 19:47 IST
The All India Students Federation (AISF) has opposed the new semester scheme proposed by the University of Jammu recently. The scheme would be implemented in all its affiliated colleges from the next session.
AISF Chenab Valley region president Mukesh Kumar said it was "very hard" to implement the scheme in the JU colleges, which were in the 'winter zone', as in these colleges, winter vacations last for around two-and-a-half months, the examination session takes between two and three months, and the results are declared over the next two months, followed by the admission procedure.
"With all this going on, for seven months, no classes are held in these colleges. Then how will the university implement the semester scheme here?" he added.
Sources say that 70% of the staff of these colleges is appointed on contract basis, and sometimes teachers refuse to join duties, causing further loss to the students.
Appealing to JU vice-chancellor MP Singh Isher to take back the scheme, the student outfit urged the university authorities to keep in mind the individual needs of students from various regions.