To assist the final year students appearing for online OBE exams, Delhi University (DU) by adhering to the directions issued by the court granted four hours to students for writing the exams. However, the University of Delhi on Tuesday filed an appeal in the court against the judgment given by Justice Pratibha M Singh.
The University of Delhi in its appeal has demanded to take away the additional one hour provided to the final year students. Furthermore, the University has asked to shave off the committee set up by the Delhi High court to ensure transparency.
Akash Sinha who is representing students tweeted that the University of Delhi has filed an appeal against the decision passed in the last hearing. He said that it’s his duty to share this information with the students. He further added that students must not get panic and write their exams without taking any stress as he is going to fight for them.
Sinha further tweeted that when students demanded the cancelation of OBE, the court couldn’t do it due to certain limitations. However, when the court provided some safeguards for OBE, the University suddenly pops up with a problem of complying with the court’s directions. He asserted that the appeal is yet to be listed in the court and they will update the students as soon as they get any information.
The final year students while expressing their grief conveyed the problems faced in the first two days. A student tweeted that the four hours granted by the DU felt like an hour. She asserted that how come DU expects the students to download the question papers, write down the answers for 18-19 marks, and upload their scripts in just three hours. Why is DU being so harsh on students?
Justice Pratibha Singh on 7th August permitted Delhi University to conduct its online OBE on the scheduled dates. However, the court issued certain directives to DU for conducting OBE which included the extension of an hour for writing the exams. However, Delhi University on 11th August has filed an appeal in the court challenging the decision of the court.
Update: University of Delhi has filed an appeal against judgement given in our case. They have a problem apparently with the reliefs given in our case & the High Powered Panel setup by the Hon'ble Court & it's decision to keep monitoring the outcome of OBE, giving one hour extra.
— Akash Sinha (@advAkashSinha) August 11, 2020
The Delhi University has demanded to wave off the additional one hour from the allotted timing to appear for exams. Further, it has asked to vanish the grievance committee set up by the court for the smooth conduct of OBE. The appeal is yet to be listed in the court.