DU Exams: Hearing on a series of petitions challenging the decision of the Delhi University to conduct online Open Book Exams begins before the Delhi HC. Delhi University in an affidavit submitted to Delhi High Court says that the mock test for the final year students will start from 31 July and examination from 17 August.
Delhi University informed that the online portal will also have to verify the identity of the students taking the exams, there’s a time set for this exercise as well. ‘Students can’t be kept on hold, the more you delay the more career choices are reduced’, court highlights.
Delhi High Court urges DU to try to advance the date of exams. Court requests DU to make shorter timelines for conducting the exams ‘Consider it from the point of view of the students’, the court says.
Delhi High Court suggests that those who opted for online exams should be given the concession of quicker results. Court says it will give time to DU to assess as to how many students will be appearing for the physical exams and then fix a shorter date ‘The timeline set for declaration of results also needs to get shortened’, the court highlights.
Dean of Exams, Prof Gupta, suggests that both the mock tests can be clubbed together to save time. Court asks DU whether it can advance its exam schedule and commence the same from July 27 ‘We’re only trying to make you understand the anxiety of the students’, the court says.
Delhi University said only those students will be allowed to take the physical exams who either could not appear for online exams or who did appear but could not upload their answer sheets.
Delhi University informed HC that they are taking this much time for organizing physical exams as time would be required for preparing the venues, sanitizing the same, arranging the answer sheets, etc.
Delhi University said the evaluation will start from Oct 1 because teachers will be busy in exam duties. DU informed the HC that out of 80k students will be taking online exams for UG courses. Du added that out of these 80k students, 95% of students have submitted there form for online exams. Remaining students have given time till 25 July to fill up the forms.