The Kashmiri students scheduled to appear in the second phase of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) on February 09 and 10 have been asked to register themselves with the office of the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir.
“GATE aspirants who missed their flights last two days due to bad weather in Srinagar May kindly get themselves registered with the Assistant Commissioner Central in the office of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir. ACC Qazi Irfan 9419484646 firstname.lastname@example.org,” said an official communication.
As already reported by Greater Kashmir, earlier 500 Kashmiri students missed their GATE as the MHRD set up their exam centres in Jammu. The exam was scheduled on February 02 and 03 but the students could not reach to their exam centres in Jammu.
All these students couldn’t appear in the exams as the union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) turned down the plea of J&K government to set up an exam centre for Srinagar.
GATE 2019 was scheduled in four phases on February 02, 03 and February 09 and 10. In the first phase 500 students from Kashmir could not appear in the exams as their centres were set up in Jammu.
The students cannot reach their exam centres in Jammu due to continuous closure of Jammu Srinagar highway and cancellation of the scheduled flights at Srinagar airport.
“My exam is scheduled on February 10 but I cannot appear in it as the Jammu Srinagar highway is already closed. I can’t afford costly air tickets as well,” said Tahir Hussain Ganai, an aspirant from Haril village of Langate in Kupwara district.
GATE is an All-India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordinating Board -GATE, Department of Education in ministry of human resources development (MHRD).
The candidates have appealed the governor administration to take up the matter with MHRD with and reschedule the exams for all the Kashmiri students who could not appear in the exams.
Greater Kashmir had on January 10 reported about the persistent demand from aspirants to have a separate exam centre in Kashmir for GATE. The divisional administration had written to the chief secretary of the J&K state about the issue.