Akeel Rashid

Back to Basics: The Srinagar city's waterlogging problem

Back to Basics: The Srinagar city's waterlogging problem

Following the heavy rainfall on Thursday, the city centre Lal Chowk and other areas of Srinagar ended up as a stagnant pool of water. As soon as the photos and visuals of the waterlogged roads surfaced on the social media, the netizens and journalists, as usual, went on a criticism spree. All of this criticism […]

 Akeel Rashid

It's not all about vacations!

It's not all about vacations!

As the demand for extending summer vacations picked up on Wednesday in view of the hot weather conditions in Kashmir, it spontaneously laid bare the issue of poor physical infrastructure in government-run schools of the valley. But what have vacations got to do with the aforementioned issue? Well, one of the justifications that the parents […]

 Akeel Rashid

‘Focusing on people’s interest, not self-interests’

‘Focusing on people’s interest, not self-interests’

Since taking charge as the governor of Jammu and Kashmir state, Mr. Satya Pal Malik has been largely focusing on the “issues of Kashmir” and leaving the topic of “Kashmir issue” for the centre to deliberate upon. He has stoked controversies and, as well as of late, won applauds for his honest and upfront approaches […]

 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 […]

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