DU authority shot off an email to all students asking them not to be part of ‘help groups’ on telegram and WhatsApp. Also, DU wrote a warning of action.
A Telegram group to “help” students with online open-book exams (OBE) has prompted the DU authority to write to the messaging platform, asking it to” block” the group.
DU’s OBE began Monday for the final semester postgraduate and undergraduate students with nearly 35,000 students taking the exam on the first day
“It has come to the notice of the Examination Branch that a WhatsApp/Telegram group has been created to take help for examination. Students are advised not to subscribe to any such groups. We have identified those students, and all these cases will come under unfair means and action will be taken as per university rules,” read the email.
Dean (Examinations) D S Rawat said he was alerted to the group on Monday morning.
“It was brought to our notice around 9:30 am. It said it was a group to help students with exam related material. We don’t know what the purpose of the group was, but it could be anything. Just because it’s OBE doesn’t mean students can share their answer sheets with each other,” he said.
We have identified 110-112 students who were part of the group. We have identified them and if their names match our database, we will take action. Our Computer Centre also wrote to the Telegam app, asking them to block the group, he said.
We have identified 110-112 students who were part of the group. We have identified them and if their names match our database, we will take action. Our Computer Centre also wrote to the Telegam app, asking them to block the group,” he said.
Rawat said that barring these glitches, OBE was progressing smoothly.