University of Delhi conducted the first examination for the final year students in the open book method today despite opposition from the students and protests even from the teacher’s association.
Many students reported several issues like weak internet connection, inability to access the portal well while uploading the answer sheets, and similarly other such issues. Soon after the examination began, students started expressing their hardships and issues being faced by them.
A student of School of Open Learning (SOL), Zubair khan shared he had his Hindi exam today as per the datasheet but on opening the portal he discovered that two question papers were uploaded with the other one scheduled for 13 August. This confused him and even after several e-mails to the SOL he got no response. Later a professor suggested him to simply attempt the one which was scheduled for today as per the date-sheet provided.
Even the issues of NO internet connection and power cut being one of the biggest hurdles for few also came up. Students also thanked justice M. Pratibha for coming up with the amendment to provide four hours in total instead of just three in which three hours will be allotted to write the paper and another one hour to upload. The question paper was reported lengthy by some examinees across various courses.
It was also reported that the question paper which was received on the portal and mail stated to allot only one hour for the exam which initially created a situation of chaos and panic which was later pacified when the portal showed four hours in total.
The facility or option to mail the answer script on the designated e-mail id came to serve as a savior for many and students claimed it to be a better and more convenient option than uploading the answer sheets on the portal.
Most of the issues were confronted and solved or at least had an alternative way to rule them out but still, the major center concern persists regarding the students who had very poor or NO internet connectivity to even download and mail back the answer script. Also, those who didn’t have access tot he reference material for consultation. They surely have been put at a disadvantage. Sanctity of examination compromised? or was this the only and the best solution possible?
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