There is an open book exam from 14 September at Delhi University. Meanwhile, a large number of Delhi University students are not present in Delhi. Due to Covid-19, many students have returned to their cities and villages.
Many teachers of Delhi University are concerned about the participation of such students in the examination. According to the teachers, many students do not have internet facilities or resources. Delhi Teachers Association said, about 50 percent of students are not in contact with their colleges.
According to the teachers associated with the University of Delhi itself, if the examinations are conducted by the University of Delhi, then those students who are currently outside Delhi will be deprived of taking the exam.
On the other hand, one lakh more applications have been received in undergraduate courses at Delhi University as compared to last year. This year, a total of 3,53,717 students have applied for Delhi University graduation courses. Last year, Delhi University received 2.58 lakh applications for undergraduate courses. This year, the number of boys applying to undergraduate courses at Delhi University is more than girls this year.
This year, 1.81 lakh boys and 1.72 lakh girls have applied in various courses. Last year, 1.28 lakh boys applied for UG courses while over 1.29 lakh girls.
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Delhi Teachers Association says that students’ feedback should be taken before conducting the examinations. The dates of the examination should be disseminated in newspapers, radio, TV channels across the country, and in the medium of communication so that the students living outside Delhi can get the necessary information about the exam. On behalf of the Delhi Teachers Association, Professor Hansraj said, The decision to conduct DU online, offline examinations in this epidemic is not in the interest of the students.
Before taking any decision related to the examination, the university administration should take appropriate steps only after knowing the feedback of the students, their wishes from the student union, and the students.
Delhi Teachers Association says that before conducting the second phase examinations by the University of Delhi, conduct a survey of students whether so far students from other states are ready to come to college for offline and online examinations. Also, a survey should be conducted on how many students are still stuck in their homes.