On Wednesday, the Delhi High Court directed Dean Examinations of the University of Delhi to elucidate the Delhi University’s stance on the competitive grading system for assessing the final year UG students and declaration of DU OBE results.
The two-tier justice bench comprising of Justice Subramonium Prasad and Justice Hima Kohli has further proposed University to collate the data on how many students are striving early release of DU OBE results on account of pursuing graduate courses at foreign universities.
The judicial order has come after a petition was filed by a student of law center of the University of Delhi, striving early release of her LL.B results to conserve her LL.M seat at the Cambridge University.
The acting Dean examinations notified the Delhi High Court that University is inclined to give comfort letters to all such Delhi University students who are confronting problems in striving admissions in foreign universities because of indecisiveness in the declaration of DU OBE results.
The Senior Advocate BB Gupta, member of the Grievance Redressal Committee constituted by the court, that University can declare results on a priority basis in a confidential mode for students who are looking forward to seeking admission abroad.
Mr. Gupta further told the court that there is some turmoil regarding the assessment system of the University of Delhi. There is a dearth of clarity as to whether Delhi University follows a comparative system or a cumulative system of evaluation of grading.
The court was of the impression that if Delhi University does not adhere to the comparative grading system for assessment of UG courses, then there should not be a justification for withholding priority results in a private manner for students getting enroll in foreign universities.
Saurav Datta, Senior Advocate who represented Delhi University suggested that the Delhi University shall specify the number of students who are demanding priority release of DU OBE results. Also, University should list down the streams and courses these students belong to so that priority for release of results can be given to students with at most majority.
In light of these suggestions, the Delhi High Court asked Dean Exams to collect data of the total number of DU students seeking comfort letters and he has been asked to prepare a data specifying the courses in which they were enrolled in. The court has instructed Delhi University to submit the details before the next hearing. The next hearing is scheduled for September 11.