On Monday, July 27, DU (Delhi University) had informed the Delhi High Court that it might not be possible for the university to provide a list of final year students who might want to avail the Common Service Academy for writing the exam.
Justice Pratibha M Singh had asked DU to provide CSC Academy with a list of 59,000 outstation students who will be requiring the CSC centers. This was asked by the Justice while hearing a petition challenging the conduct of OBEs.
Representing CSC Academy, Dinesh Tyagi said that no such list was received by them. According to DU, the students were required to visit the CSC centers, some days before the exam to familiarize themselves with the facilities available there.
The inability of Delhi University in providing a list of those students who will be needing the CSCs points to two problems:
• The owners of CSC will not know about the number of students to turn up, therefore, there might not be adequate arrangements for all the students.
• The use of CSCs has bene an all-stop solution for all the problems of internet access by Du. The non-availability of numbers means that the varsity itself does not have an estimate of students who will want to avail of this facility.
DUE TO COVID-19, 12,000 CSC ACADEMIES SHUT OUT?
Tyagi had informed during the hearing that there is around 3.6 lakh CSC Academies all over the country. These academies were equipped with a scanner, computer, internet, and other things. But the question is that how many of these CSC academies are presently functional?
The petitioner pointed out that out of the 3.6 lakh CSC academies, 12,000 are shut as of now. Tyagi said that this must be because of COVID-19.
Justice Singh was irked by the inability of providing a list of students. She said that the University should have asked the students if they will have to avail of the facility of CSC academies during the filling of the online form.
Later, it was pointed out that these CSC centers were to be used only for writing the OBEs and not for the mock tests. Justice Singh marveled at how the students who are relying on these centers to write their exams will be able to familiarize themselves with the process.
The next date for the hearing is 31 July.