Students rush for college admissions in Kashmir

As the new academic sessions begins in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the state is witnessing a huge rush of students seeking admission to colleges and universities. The Class 12 results for the state had been declared a few days ago. A teacher at a college in the Kashmir valley said that the college had seen thousands of students who had passed the class 12 exams and had come to seek admissions in various courses. “In some courses, the number of seats is limited so we have to conduct entrance tests for students,” she said. Most colleges saw that the number of female students that were seeking admissions to colleges was higher than that of the males as the pass percentage of girl students was higher than the boys'. An official from the Education Department of the state said that not all students opt for admission to colleges after passing class 12. “several students wait and prepare for combined entrance examinations for admission to various medical and engineering colleges in the state,” he said. Another official from the admission section of a university in the state said that the University of Kashmir offers several courses and the admission to them is based on an entrance test. The University of Kashmir has also been seeing several students who are seeking admission to postgraduate courses. The admission procedure for the University of Kashmir is convenient for students as it is transparent and the results of the admission are posted online to allow easy access for everyone. Students usually apply to more than one courses so as to ensure admission to the university. Besides the University of Kashmir, students are also making a beeline for admission to the Islamic University of Science and Technology in Awantipora.

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