Delhi University has decided to conduct an open book examination for final year students. DU has conducted a mock test for students but it was not successful. The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad has been closely monitoring the problems and the discrepancies with respect to open book examination. ABVP has already sent 11 emails and its delegations have made for representations to the University officials regarding the same.
ABVP’s uniform demand has been that any mechanism for holding terms and examinations must be such that no student should suffer due to the lack of means or insufficient access. keeping in mind the well-being of students ABVP had demanded an assignment-based assessment mechanism for evaluating the final year UG and PG students. However, the University administration did not pay heed to ABVP suggestion and opted for an open book examination instead. Being a solution-oriented student outfit ABVP quickly apprised the university administration of the emerging problems with respect to open book examination.
ABVP’S OPINION ON THE MOCK TEST CONDUCTED BY DU
After the first mock test based on the response of the participants and students, ABVP has highlighted discrepancies in respect of OTP generation, registration, wrong question papers, download/upload issues, and so on. The inexplicable delay in conducting an examination and the absence of examination date sheet betrays that indifference and insensitivity of University administration towards the grievance of the student none of the insurance given to the ABVP and the other representative board bodies has materialized. the administration as claimed in a claim for its preparations being commensurate with the scale of the challenge has been belied.
ABVP has already highlighted the grievances of the student and the registered it’s protesting whether University officials ABVP has demanded that the university should make public its position on this issue as soon as possible.
Siddharth Yadav, State secretary, ABVP Delhi said that their position of an evaluation of the student was to save the students from the tag of COVID in packed mark sheet and deteriorating the education standard. The carrier readiness and the proficiency of all students in addition to the students appearing for competitive examinations as well as students of the DU’s School of Open Learning SOL would have been adversely affected if evaluation and assessments were scrapped altogether. Project and assignment-based assessment mechanisms could have been a better alternative. Not even a single helpline number has been put in place for the student of SOL by the University due to the university’s indifference the complaints of the students are falling on deaf ears.
The University will not be allowed to play fast and loose with the careers of thousands of students. ABVP registers its strong protest regarding the more open-book examination held. ABP demands a clear statement from the University regarding the lack of preparedness and the future of action as soon as possible. They would like to ensure that it stands by the student’s community and will not allow any such exams to take place as soon as measures to ensure absolute quality and fairness are put in place, not even a single student will be allowed to suffer an account of the administration’s unpreparedness or capability.
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