It was announced and DU has said that the open book examinations (OBE) for undergraduate courses will commence from July 10. The university said that it will have a clause that students who are unable to take exams, be it, students, with disabilities or others will be allowed to appear for the exams physically in September.
Delhi high court was told by the university that the discussions were being held with the UGC and other stakeholders and a final decision can be taken on Wednesday, 8 July on the conduct of examinations.
University had been asked to clarify its stand on a plea challenging the conduct of online exams by a bench of justice Hima Kohli and Subromonium Prasad earlier.
The bench said that it was deemed appropriate to direct the Varsity to file an affidavit clarifying its stand for purposes of clarity and to avoid any ambiguity.
Earlier the High Court had also questioned Delhi University that why no contempt action should be initiated against the varsity and its officers for withholding the information on deferment of the online open book exams from 1 July to 10 July and for misleading the court.
The exams which were supposed to commence from 1 July 2020 as per the notification were deferred to 10 July 2020.
Senior advocate Sachin Dutta, during the hearing, while appearing for the university, reiterated that in the run-up to the main examinations, the mock test will be conducted from 4 July to 8 July. Hence, the Open book examinations will begin from 10 July 2020.
DU further said, in a reply to a query by the court, that final year UG students who will be appearing for the final semester exams in September will be provisionally granted admissions in the postgraduate courses offered by DU subject to the condition that they must meet the eligibility norms once the results of the final semester exams are declared.
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