Delhi HC is hearing petitions related to DU OBE. The court asks the petitioners whether they have received orders from Delhi University. Prateek Sharma is the lead petitioner who is not present in the court. Advocate Sachin Datta filing the case in favor of the university said that the varsity is thinking to hold offline exams around 20 September.
Delhi HC asked the reason for exams in September if DU is completing OBE by the end of August. The court says that less than half of DU students are able to appear for OBE. DU should conduct both physical exams and OBE simultaneously. Datta said that the varsity requires time to prepare for physical exams. They need two weeks to look for the venue. The Court says 20 September is late to conduct physical exams. The court will direct the university. DU will declare the results by the end of September. The Court suggests the University to conduct exams in August.
THE GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL COMMITTEE IS IN FUNCTION
Senior Advocate BB Gupta is the part of the committee. He said that they are receiving mails in lakhs. The court asked about the Grievance Redressal Committee. Court asks the reason for the mails. Dutta explains why the committee was not in function and said that now the committee is functioning. The court ordered the committee to share the password as soon as possible but the university did not share it. Senior advocate Gupta said that the chairperson received the password when one-third of the time interval was already passed. The advocate doesn’t know who the grievances officers are and they do not receive any data of complaints from students. The court asked about the details of the grievance officers.
Court directs DU to commence the physical examination from Sept 14, 2020.
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DELHI HC SAID DU IS TRYING TO STONEWALL THE COMMITTEE
When the advocate said that he is not aware of the committee professors, the court said that DU is trying to stonewall the committee. The court asked about the seal of the password. These were not answer sheets and question papers so why was the seal covered. Advocates Dutta said that not more than two students complained about the delay in submitting answer sheets. Many officers of the university are working on this matter. According to the court, Delhi University is opposing the committee to work and that is why they were delayed in sending the password.
BOTH THE VARSITY AND GRIEVANCE OFFICERS WILL COOPERATE WITH THE COMMITTEE
Advocate Dutta who is in favor of the university said the committee has met once and they are in favor of working with the committee. The committee is frustrated due to Delhi University as they did not receive any grievance report. The court ordered the varsity to text the number of the grievance officer to the committee. Advocate Dutta ensured that both the varsity and grievance officers will cooperate with the committee. The court ordered to send all the grievances to the committee by 5 pm today. There are a total of 38,058 students. Out of which around 36,663 students registered on August 10. Around 26,142 students uploaded their answer sheets. Data is yet to be analyzed for the rest of the students.
THE VARSITY TOLD DELHI HC THAT IT RECEIVES 60,000 EMAILS PER DAY
There are a total number of 358 PWD students out of which 308 students attempted and 258 students uploaded their answer sheets. The court asked about the confirmation message. Advocate Dutta said that it is sent automatically to the students. If there is any delay in receiving the confirmation by the student, it is because of his or her server. Some national newspapers reported that students even got wrong question papers. The court asked for consolidated data from the varsity. As they are receiving more than 60 thousand emails each day and they are not taking any external help, their foremost concern is to avoid glitches.
DELHI HC SAID FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES WANTS PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATE BY FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER
The court gives time to the varsity till August 23 to consolidate all the information till August 19 and report to them. Post-graduation courses in DU will only begin after the declaration of results. Students need a provisional certificate to apply for the post-graduation courses. There are many students who applied for foreign universities. Those universities want the provisional certificate by the first week of September. Advocate Dutta, when asked, did not have any data of those students applying for foreign universities.
DELHI HC CAME TO KNOW THAT LAW STUDENTS DID NOT RECIEVE THEIR FIFTH SEMESTER RESULTS
Prateek Sharma, the petitioner appears in the court. He said that law students did not receive their results of the fifth semester. Senior advocate SK Rangta said that DU is not following UGC guidelines. The court directed Delhi University to record the data of the answer sheet through email. DU should conduct offline exams from September 8. On request of Advocate Dutta court decided to commence offline exams from September 14. They said to digitally forward fifth-semester results of Arts students. All the grievances must be placed before the committee.
DELHI HC DIRECTED TO DU REGARDING THESE MATTERS
DU has to issue an advisory against the colleges seeking for provisional certificate and make an email ID and request the foreign universities on the delay of provisional certificates due to delay in results. The court order DU to look after PWD students appearing for physical exams. The court will discuss the National Federation of the Blind Matter on 3 September and Prateek’s matter on 27 August.
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