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Many DU students are seeking to boycott Online Examination after they faced several technical glitches, Gaurisha Kapila, who tested positive for Covid-19 on July 1, cited that she does not want to lose future opportunities by skipping exams.

Currently, she is pursuing English honor from SGTB Khalsa College. And due to the stress over both the problems, she is quite uncertain about her future.

Despite vigorous opposition from professors and students, DU is going to conduct OBE exams from Friday.

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The dweller of west Delhi’s Uttam Nagar area is in home isolation. I do not have an option but to appear in the exams. The University is saying it will perform another round of exams whenever the situation boosts. But I cannot wait for my degree for an unknown duration. There is so much skepticism. If I wait, my graduation will be stuck and I will not be able to do anything else,  she told.

Even as Delhi University has said that it will furnish students who could not appear in online exams with another chance, the University has not made particular announcements for Covid-19 positive students like Kapila.  I had reached out to my college teachers and written to the college administrations about my problem. The college had communicated my letter to the university administration. But there has been no acknowledgment yet, she added.

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Kapila told me that she was already worried about the online exams before she tested positive for Covid-19 on July 1.  I visited my aunt’s house in the last month. I wanted some difference since I was anxious about the online exams. My aunt and her family live in the same neighborhood. A few days later, my aunt and cousin both tested positive. I also created symptoms, following which my parents made me tested from a private lab. My result reached me on July 1, she said.

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Her father, who is diabetic, and seven-year-old brother changed to her grandparents’ house in Faridabad instantly. Kapila, who is now living with her mother, said that a squad from the District Surveillance Officer (DS0) visited them the day she tested positive. They put up a home isolation poster on our house and delivered us some medicines and an oximeter to monitor my oxygen level. Although I am feeling well physically, I’m in a state of panic. I keep wondering what would happen if it also contaminates my mother. There is a table outside my room where she keeps my food and other stuff to avert contact with me. I wash my dishes and clothes and clean my room many times a day. How would able to concentrate and write exams?” she cited.

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Kapila wanted to pursue a Master’s degree from NSD.  Due to her treatment, she couldn’t take the online mock test and she is not familiar with the pattern as well.

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