‘HRD team will stay in Srinagar till exams’

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Srinagar, Apr 7: A three-member team from the HRD ministry visiting the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar will remain stationed there till the exams are over, union minister Smriti Irani said on Wednesday.Smriti Irani

The team had met the students, whose concerns will be addressed, the human resource development minister told reporters here. The NIT exams will begin on April 11.

“The information in public domain is that some children are worried that there will be an unfair treatment with them vis-a-vis their marksheets,” Irani said.

“We have talked to around 500 students; they did not express any apprehension about their marksheets,” she said.

The minister said a district-level inquiry had been ordered by the Jammu and Kashmir government to ascertain what happened on the NIT campus.

“Some students said they want to go home. We are arranging for that as well,” the minister said.

“We have also talked to parents so that students can sit in exams in a secure atmosphere,” Irani said.

Irani said she talked to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who assured about the safety of students. (IANS)