The Nodal officer PwD and Grievance officer in a letter to Deans/Heads of departments/ college Principals requested for details of visually impaired students of various departments/colleges who wish to procure study materials/textbooks/reference texts in an accessible format and/or assistive devices for the DU Exams. The letter was drafted to ask the authorities to provide the information of the PwD students who wish to acquire additional facilities during DU Exams.
On 17 June 2020, as per the orders of Delhi HC, the Delhi University decided to spend a total sum of Rupees Two Lakh towards reimbursement of the cost of essentials. The amount of Rs 2 lakh will be spent towards reimbursement of the cost of procurement of study materials/textbooks/reference texts in an accessible format and/or assistive devices by the Visually Impaired (VI) students appearing for the DU Exams (Open Book Examination) scheduled to be held from 10th July 2020.
To fulfill the above declaration, the Nodal officer PwD asked University officials to provide them the list of such students along with the following details:
1. Name of the student
2. Course in which she/he is enrolled
3. The applicable semester (6th for Bachelors and 4th for Masters)
4. Contact details of the student
5. Location of the student during the Open Book Examination period
6. Details of material required
7. Approximate cost of the same.
The letter future advised that specific faculty members/non-teaching staff may be designated to obtain the above information from the concerned visually impaired students through phone or email. It further states that the required details should be sent to the undersigned at the earliest but not later than 1 PM on Sunday, 5th July 2020.
The Open Book Examinations for final year students have been rescheduled and will thereafter commence from 10th July. Over 350 blind students will be appearing for the DU Exams (OBE). In the last hearing, the HC assigned the responsibility to two Delhi University officials of making study material available to blind students. It was further proclaimed that exams are essential for the final year students as their education will not be considered complete without the conduct of exams.