The on-going unrest in Kashmir, has forced the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar to post-pone the beginning the current academic session to August 19, 2016.Their academic sessions were scheduled to begin from August 1, 2016. This delay has been attributed to the fragile situation in the state ever since the killing of 22-year-old Burhan Wani.
Prof Rajat Gupta, Director of NIT Srinagar says, “First year, students are reporting as per schedule from today, but we have asked students of the other years to join after two weeks. They have been told to report on August 18, 2016. Their sessions will begin from the next day August 19, 2016. Whatever time has been lost will be compensated for. This is just a precautionary measure due to the on-going tension. However, schedule for the first-years are on time.”
NIT Srinagar is not new to such fragile situations. Earlier in April, this year, the institute was in the eye of the storm due to clashes among two faction of students. The matter was escalated to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The current tense situation in the state has forced NIT authorities> to take necessary precautions to ensure safety of the students.
The on-going unrest in Kashmir following the killing of 22-year-old Burhan Wani has forced the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar to post-pone the start of their current academic session to August 19, 2016. Their academic sessions were scheduled to begin from August 1, 2016. The state is in the midst of a curfew that has been declared since July 8, 2016.