The covid-19 pandemic and its constantly recurring waves are forcing Delhi University to take online exams and now distribute online degrees. Thus, in the last one year, the varsity has completely transitioned to online means. Promotion of teachers, taking online exams, initiation of research grants, confidential results, and digital degrees are all done digitally.
The pandemic has brought all the educational institutions including DU to a complete standstill ever since March 2020. Many DU faculty members and students bravely battled the infection and some even lost their lives.
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Online exams and online degrees: The new improvised trend:
As per available data, approximately 2.9 lakh students appeared in the first OBE in August 2020. Also, 1.7 lakh students appeared for the OBE conducted in December 2020. Thus, the University got better with this new technology and tackled every issue. Students wrote their exams safely from their homes and even teachers were able to evaluate via electronic means.
A sore in the examination attendance was witnessed in June OBE 2021. Hence, an average of 95 percent of students appeared for the exams this year. Due to the pandemic, students are given digital provisional certificates issued by the University so that they can apply for higher education. Thus, the era of giving online degrees started. 21,000 online degrees and 3,900 digital provisional certificates were distributed last year. Also, online transcripts, migration certificates, etc are given.
Confidential results will be provided before the announcement of results to students needing them for higher education in 2021. Thus, 2021 will also share the same fate as 2020 in the distribution of online degrees.
Internship opportunities for students this year:
The Central Placement cell of DU has collaborated with Internshala to create internship opportunities. Thus, 6000 work-from-home opportunities and 4000 opportunities under the Chalo India program will be given to DU students. The stipend goes as high as upto Rs. 30,000 per month.