The High Court stated that if final year students of Delhi University would not be able to appear for DU exams on beginning from August 10 would be given another chance to appear for physical exams later.
Due to the COVID-19 crises, final year exams of Delhi University have still not appeared for their DU Exams. Final year students are going to appear for their open book tests on August 10. Students have to upload or email their answer sheets of the respective subject. Students who have registered for the DU exam could not complete it, even if they have downloaded the question paper will get another chance from the university. Those students can later appear for physical exams when the university holds the physical test. Those students who will submit their answer sheets online will not have to appear for physical exams.
HIGH COURT HEARD A PETITION FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS
A bench of justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad passed an order. Advocate Sachin Datta agreed with the court that general category students should also get another chance to appear for physical exams like PWD category students. 240,000 students are going to appear for DU exams on August 10. If students won’t be able to appear for du exams would get another chance to appear for it later. A law student Prateek Sharma and the National Federation of Blind (NFB) filed a petition in the court regarding visually impaired and specially-abled students. Delhi High Court heard the petition for effective mechanisms in relation to DU exams of those students.
DU FILED AN AFFIDAVIT IN THE COURT STATING THE OUTCOME OF MOCK TESTS
Delhi University filed an affidavit in the High Court. It stated that around 186,814 students registered in the second mock test. Out of all the students, around 23,693 students were able to complete their tests. 183,376 students appeared for the first mock test. Out of which, 33,162 were able to complete it. The outcome of the second mock test was worse than the first mock test. High Court was not happy with the least number of students appearing for the second mock test. PWD category students and VH students also didn’t appear in a good number during the second mock test.
DU SHOULD PROVIDE WRITERS TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS FOR OBE
The High Court said that this clearly states final year students are not prepared for online exams. The bench said that Delhi University should provide writers with visually impaired students opting for one. In the hearing, the Court asked Delhi University to final the date of the results. They further directed the university to specify the dates when they are going to conduct physical exams for those students who would not appear for online DU exams.
DU WILL GIVE CHANCE FOR PHYSICAL TEST AFTER THE RESULT OF IBE
According to the bench of justices, Delhi university should provide at least two reading material to visually impaired students and should grant them a week to request the varsity. A member of Delhi University’s examination branch said that the Delhi University will give chance to the students to appear for pen and paper test only after the declaration of results of OBE exams.