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KU revises fees for ‘mercy chance, division improvement’ exam 

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Srinagar: The University of Kashmir Wednesday revised the examination fee of “mercy chance, division improvement” to Rs 2600 per candidate from Rs 2600 per subject in view of concerns expressed by the students.

A KU spokesperson, in a statement, said “the Mercy Chance/Division Improvement is a special category examination conducted by the university with the sole objective of securing the future prospect of the aspirants who want to either complete their long-pending degrees and/or improve their examination performance of their previously-completed degree programmes.” 

He said such special examinations have more financial implications for the university. “In some subjects, the university receives only one application which involves the cost of paper-setting, conduct, evaluation, and other logistics as equal as that of multiple applicants in other subjects,” he said.

“In view of this, said examination fee was previously fixed at Rs 5000 per paper, which, however, was reduced to Rs 2600 per paper on the basis of recommendations of a duly constituted committee. However, in view of the concerns expressed by some students intending to appear in multiple papers, the Vice-Chancellor Prof Nilofer Khan, as a special case, has re-considered the matter and fixed this fee as Rs 2600 per-candidate instead of Rs 2600 per subject, on the basis of fresh recommendations by the committee,” the spokesperson said, adding that the varsity is conscious of its responsibility towards society and youth. 

The link for online submission of the fee shall be opened afresh and notified accordingly, the varsity statement said.

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