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Posted at: Feb 11, 2019, 7:37 AM; last updated: Feb 11, 2019, 7:37 AM (IST)

GATE centres to be set up in Kashmir in future

Srinagar, February 10

After much difficulty, the Director of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar, made it possible to set up six centres for the Graduate Aptitude Test Exam (GATE) students belonging to the Valley in the Kashmir region in which over 1,050 students appeared in two days.

However, the authorities are now working out to set up centres in Kashmir in future. In the past three days, the students finally had relief as some of them, who were stuck in Srinagar after the cancellation of flights and highway blockade, were airlifted to Jammu by the Indian Air Force in a special flight. For the rest of the students, centres were set up in Kashmir with the coordination of NIT, Srinagar, and IIT, Madras. “After I came to know of the problem, I took up the issue with the Secretary, MHRD, and IIT, Madras, and it was possible to set up six centres in Kashmir for which my senior colleagues coordinated,” said Director, NIT, Srinagar, Rakesh Sehgal. On Saturday and Sunday, over 1,050 students appeared in the exam in the six centres across Kashmir. The J&K Governor also helped in the matter. “The issue has been discussed with the MHRD and it is being worked out that the centres will be set up in Kashmir in future. For the students who appeared in the exam in Jammu and Srinagar, the required arrangements were made,” said Khursheed Ganai, Adviser to the state Governor. The MHRD had set up six exam centres in Srinagar and Baramulla district for the GATE aspirants at Haktech IT service Sidco industrial estate Rangreth, KITE Polytechnic at Wawoosa Rangreth, Eshai Online Services Munwarabad, Faster Computer Education Rawalpora, Infotech Computer Education and SSM College of Engineering and Technology, Parihaspora. — TNS


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