High Court asked the CSC Academy about the preparation of exams of final year students.
Delhi University has not yet conducted exams for final year students.
First and second-year students are promoted on the basis of internal assessment and previous semester results. Final year students are going to appear for their DU exams in the month of August. But, it is not safe for the university to conduct classroom DU exams. For online open-book exams, some students do not have access to proper internet connection. So, the Delhi High Court issued a notice to the Common Service Centre (CSC) Academy. Delhi University contacted CSC for final year students to appear for online open-book DU exams.
CSC ACADEMY RUNS AS A PUBLIC CAFE IN VILLAGE
The Court instructed the CEO of CSC Academy to update about all the centers that are going to be used for DU exams and inform about their preparations. Justice Pratibha M Singh passed this order. She directed it as she came to know about the miserable state of infrastructure at CSC Academy. CSC Academy runs as a public cafe at Village panchayat instead of running as a professional. Senior Advocate Sachin Datta represented Delhi University in the court. He said that CSC Academy is functioned with the support of the Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India.
FIRST MOCK TEST WAS CONDUCTED FOR DOWNLOADING AND UPLOADING QUESTION PAPER
Advocate M Rupal added to the Senior Advocate’s statement that amidst the coronavirus crises, Delhi University signed an MoU with the CSC Academy to provide logical assistance for online DU exams. Delhi University was asked to send the circular for mock tests. It was observed that the university was not coping up with the earlier orders while conducting mock tests. The earlier orders include sending the question paper via mail, pause for half an hour in case of technical glitch, and many more. Senior advocate Dutta representing Delhi University stated that the first mock test was conducted only for the purpose of downloading and uploading the question paper.
ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE FOLLOWED DURING REAL-TIME TESTS
All the orders from the high court will be duly acknowledged by the University. He said that the varsity will follow all the instructions during the ‘real-time test.’ The Court asked UGC whether MCQ, Assignments and Presentations are allowed to conduct for final year students. The court challenged UGC guidelines on several grounds. Senior Solicitor Tushar Mehta informed that Supreme Court’s order is left to be heard.
FINAL PETITION WILL BE HEARD ON JULY 30
In the view of all the conditions, the Division Bench headed by the Justice Hima Kohli deferred hearing till Tuesday for the matter related to final year DU exams. There are many issues faced by the High Court and the Supreme Court. That is why it was appropriate to defer hearing till Tuesday. The case of CSC academy and mock test will be taken up on Tuesday followed by the main petition on July 30.