Delhi University’s proposal of holding online open-book examinations is being opposed vehemently by the students’ group. Students are continuously showing their disagreement through social media campaigns and even writing to the administration last Friday.
After making it the second most trending campaign on twitter, Teachers and students have come up on social media platforms to express their discontentment and dismay with this decision and university’s move on it.
“It is very clear that students have completely rejected the exercise of online open book examinations in DU. It is preposterous to think of online exams and DU V-C must rethink this decision,”. This was stated by AISA.
The SFI said that the proposal neglected many serious concerns associated with online examinations, including stark disparities in socio-economic conditions of students and in terms of access to the internet, speed, and other technical issues apart from other problems, ultimately turning it into a “test of privilege”.
Even a petition has been launched to oppose the digital/online mode of examination and submitted to the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University by 23 students from 17 different colleges. This includes students union representatives. This petition was signed by more than 3000 students and also accompanied by a mass mailing campaign.
ABVP ( akhil bhartiya vidya parishad), student wing also has written to Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University suggesting a list of alternative methods to undertake the evaluation. They even mentioned their complaints that only two days were given by the working committee to take suggestions on examination.