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DELHI UNIVERSITY INSISTS OPEN BOOK EXAMS ARE ‘NOT ONLINE’, ‘MINIMAL INTERNET REQUIRED.

Delhi University insists that the Open Book Exams Are ‘Not Online’, ‘Minimal Internet’ is required by the students to give exams.

Delhi University also informed that all the concerns are just related with the technical aspects” and for the same, all the concern will be taken in the care of by the examination branch of the University and whatever be the mechanism, it will be in taken into consideration to protect the interest of student of the University.

New Delhi: Delhi University issued a list of all the possible guidelines for setting question papers for the open book exams last Monday, the University’s administration told that the exams are “not online mode” and just “minimal internet” will be required by the student for conducting the exams.

Delhi University told in a guideline that exams will only require the minimal internet that will only be used for “downloading and uploading the question papers and answer- sheets respectively”. As complete India is under lockdown amid the increment in the coronavirus cases, all educational institutions including the other services too were shut down, and thus the University hast to look for the alternative means of conducting classes and the semester exams.

Thee  University, in the guidelines, informed all the heads of department that this phase may please be noted that mode adopted is not an online mode for conducting exams, the internet is only required for downloading and uploading the question papers and answer sheets respectively. There will be a requirement of minimal internet and any of the smartphone will serve for the purpose.”

Delhi University also informed that all the concerns are just related with the technical aspects” and for the same, all the concern will be taken in the care of by the examination branch of the University and whatever be the mechanism, it will be in taken into consideration to protect the interest of student of the University.

Examination Guidelines

Several students’ and teachers’ bodies like ABVP, NSUI, and DUTA had already written to the administration of the University questioning the feasibility of the online exams. The major issues that are taken into concern were the lack of or poor internet connectivity in some remote areas of the country and lack of internet access for the students belonging from the economically weak sections.

The Delhi University sets a two-hour exam for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses I, according to which the students will have to attempt four questions from a total of six, reported from the Guidelines issued by the University.

The question paper will consist of a total of 75 marks for all students excluding the studying in the School of Open Learning (SOL) and Non-Collegiate Women Education Board (NCWEB).

The university has also instructed all the concerned departments to give special care while preparing question papers for the persons with disability (PWD) students.

The departments have also been instructed to upload the question papers by June 3, 2020.

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