2-G speed: Kashmiri students enrolled outside JK fail to appear in online classes | KNO

2-G speed: Kashmiri students enrolled outside JK fail to appear in online classes | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, Mar 31 (KNO): The students, who in recent past arrived back from abroad and outside J&K, are finding it tough to appear in the online classes arranged by their concerned universities after country wide lockdown to prevent spread of Covid-19 and the low speed of internet in the J&K UT. According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), students enrolled outside Jammu and Kashmir complained about the slow speed internet for failing to appear in online classes. Number of students who returned back to their respective destinations in Kashmir said: “ From past couple of days, since our college started online classes stream and department wise for all the students including those living in Jammu and Kashmir, we have always missed to appear in the online classes since our connection gets abruptly down due to low speed". They said after getting a video appearance notification from their department they fail to accept the request now even if we accept or join it for some time in less duration they get disconnected, unable to remain connected in absence of high speed internet. “We are worried about our career after leaving our respective institutions they were informed to be available on WhatsApp, YouTube and for online classes through some medium arranged by university authorities to able to sit in examinations supposed to be held on return,” said a student. Farkh Inam, one of the students, along with many other students belonging to northern belt of Kashmir complained about the slow speed internet and said, "we fail to understand the lecture due to abrupt cuts in the video call even times the domain holder (One who connects the group call) doesn't even call us back leaving us midway since when all others outside the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir without any inconvenience get benefitted and prepare for forthcoming examination". Authorities have asked us to visualize the lectures on YouTube but the slow speed internet connectivity blemishes whole process leaving them in dark at a time when their mates are studying online and availing the lectures without may hesitation, he said. A group of students from south Kashmir enrolled at different parts of India and abroad told KNO that days after our regular academics was called off the university authorities initiated online classes and made lectures available on WhatsApp and YouTube official channels but the network connectivity available in Jammu and Kashmir has hit hard our academics making us incompetent in comparison of their classmates residing outside J&K—(KNO)