Around 2,000 final year undergraduate and postgraduate students studying at the University of Delhi will be sitting for the second phase of online OBE exams today, said DU officials. As per the Dean of Colleges of Delhi University, Professor Balaram Pani, around 10,000 students have enrolled for the second phase of Delhi University’s online open-book exams. Out of 10,000 students, over 3,000 students have opted for the option for appearing for the exams at the designated exam centers.
The first phase of Delhi University’s online OBE for undergraduate and postgraduate students was commenced between 10th August and 31st August. The second phase of DU OBE is being conducted for those Delhi university final year students who could not appear for the exams in August. In the second phase of OBE, the students were provided a choice to opt for writing exams at University’s examination centers or online.
Balram Pani said that there are around 250 students from the school of open learning who will be appearing for exams in 10 such examination centers. While regular students of Delhi University can take the exams at their respective DU colleges. He added that over 7,000 students will be appearing for the second phase of DU OBE online.
These Delhi University students have been asked to make arrangements for their own answer scripts and other writing material. The University has sent the seating plan to all the students in advance, said DU official. The DU colleges have been ordered to adhere to sanitation practices and follow the strict social distancing norms.
The University of Delhi has chosen Deen Dayal Upadhayay (DDU) college, Saheed Bhagat Singh College, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College for Women (Girls), and Deshbandhu College along with three schools of open learning centers as DU OBE exam centers.
Last week Delhi University’s examination department issued a comprehensive advisory to all the DU colleges and asked them to be prepared with sanitizers, thermal screenings, and masks before the DU OBE exams are commenced. At the examination center or college, students will be asked to sign an undertaking proclaiming themselves free of coronavirus infection.