Akeel Rashid

Self-marginalization of mainstream politics in J&K

Self-marginalization of mainstream politics in J&K

The role of the politicians, if one goes with one of the agreed upon definitions of the term ‘politics’, is to govern directly or indirectly. More importantly, they (politicians) do not lose this criterion, whether being in power or not, unless they choose to do so. When one tries to analyze the role of politicians […]

 Akeel Rashid

‘A+ accreditation is welcome, but KU needs an overhaul than gloat about NAAC grading’

‘A+ accreditation is welcome, but KU needs an overhaul than gloat about NAAC grading’

Srinagar, May 21: Even as the officials at the University of Kashmir are thumping their backs for bagging A+ Grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Committee (NAAC), the students of the varsity however are not amused or enthused about it. The grade sheet, announced by NAAC on Monday, which awarded the KU A+ Grade […]

 Akeel Rashid

When students unlearn the ‘Viable methods of protestation’!

When students unlearn the ‘Viable methods of protestation’!

The students in Kashmir are once again out on the streets manifesting their rage–yeah rage! Because protest is too weak a word for something which tends to cause disruption–and it is certain that they will end up being resentful and burned out, as usual. By abandoning the educational institutions (read space spaces) and forcing their […]

 Akeel Rashid

KU’s new low: Secrecy of UG exam paper compromised

KU’s new low: Secrecy of UG exam paper compromised

Big boasts, small roasts!

Srinagar, May 12: Already facing complaints of large-scale discrepancies in the evaluation status of UG 3rd semester, Kashmir University (KU) is caught pants down in yet another controversy – the shocking incident of question paper leak. The leakage of English question paper was first alleged by Syed Mujtaba, a UG 2nd semester student of Government […]

 Akeel Rashid

3rd Semester UG students allege 'huge discrepancies’ in their evaluation

3rd Semester UG students allege 'huge discrepancies’ in their evaluation

Demand ‘answer keys’ to point out inconsistencies to KU authorities

Srinagar, May 07: Ever-since the implementation of semester system in Kashmir University (KU) affiliated colleges, the students pursuing undergraduate courses have remained at the receiving end of this “flawed” system. Following guidelines of University Grants Commission (UGC), the semester system was adopted by the varsity in 2015 with an aim “to improve quality of education” […]

 Akeel Rashid

KU eyes A+ grade from NAAC, minus student satisfaction of course!

KU eyes A+ grade from NAAC, minus student satisfaction of course!

Srinagar, May 04: The students of Kashmir University (KU) on Saturday alleged that they were left out of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) peer team inspection, as no one sought any feedback from them, which is one of the components of the NAAC assessment. ‘Kashmir Images’ spoke with scores of KU students and […]

 Akeel Rashid

KU faces ‘technical fault’ in assessing OMR sheets!

KU faces ‘technical fault’ in assessing OMR sheets!

After delay in UG semester evaluation…

Srinagar, Apr 30: Unmindful of the trouble and trauma faced by thousands of students whose semester evaluation is facing inordinate delay of over a year, the authorities at the Kashmir University are OVER-busy preparing for the scheduled visit of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Talking to ‘Kashmir Images’, a senior official at varsity said […]

 Akeel Rashid

After smooth polls in Bla and Sgr, pollsters turn to Anantnag LS seat

After smooth polls in Bla and Sgr, pollsters turn to Anantnag LS seat

… but none wants to bet a penny to predict outcome

Srinagar, Apr 20: It is not just about the people of south Kashmir electing their Member Parliament, the Lok Sabha (LS) election in Anantnag parliamentary constituency will also be a litmus test on recent government policies — whether or not they produce the “desired results”. No matter what percentage of electorate chooses to vote, the […]

 Akeel Rashid

As the restrictions on NH continue, lack of coordination between agencies troubles more

As the restrictions on NH continue, lack of coordination between agencies troubles more

Srinagar, Apr 16: While the restrictions on the movement of civilian traffic on the national highway two days a week continue to trouble masses, another worrying reality is the lack of coordination between civil administration and those executing orders on the ground. On April 05, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan said that ambulances, school […]

 Akeel Rashid

Your poor planning is not our emergency

Your poor planning is not our emergency

The electoral process is a stepping stone to form a democratic political system which would ensure “rule of the people”, “for the people” and “by the people”. With the electoral processes, in the form of Lok Sabha polls, well underway in the country, the sense of “rule of the people” may have set in, in […]

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