Delhi University has scheduled to conduct the online open-book exams (OBE) for final year UG and PG students from August 10. However, students like Rasuhan Kumar and many others are facing various issues such as internet connectivity, study materials, etc.
Rasuhan Kumar, a final-year student of Delhi University’s Satyawati College on the phone from his home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur says that there is no electricity and situation is not good their due to floods.
Kumar said that he was not even able to charge his phone for two-and-a-half days because of no electricity. Indeed, even those with internet facilities state they will confront issues in taking the online exams. He claimed many final year students were also not able to take classes online.
They additionally claimed that their last semester was loaded with issues like the upper east Delhi common brutality, the Delhi College Instructors’ Affiliation (DUTA) strike, and the coronavirus-actuated lockdown.
They additionally claimed that their last semester was loaded with issues like the northeast Delhi common brutality, the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) strike, and the coronavirus-actuated lockdown.
Another student said on the condition of anonymity that the University is also giving an option to give exams in offline mode but it is still not clear by the university when they will conduct the exam.
He said that they have to apply for masters in other universities and if they wait for the offline exams and not gave online exams they will waste a year. Another student expressed that in March he had gone home for the mid-semester break when the lockdown was announced, and he did not have any study material with him.
He said he is now in UP and did not bring any study material. No study material is available online or arranged so that students could study. He added that a few cases are being made about the accomplishment of online classes however numerous students couldn’t profit their advantages
During mock OBE led by the college, as well, understudies had griped of issues such as server crash and powerlessness to transfer question papers. Many took to Twitter to raise the issues utilizing hashtags like #DuAgainstOnlineExam.
A former Academic Council member, Pankaj Garg, mentioned that several students have flagged issues. Several students did not take part in the mock test as they think the situation isn’t conducive.
In one college, 23 out of 46 understudies of a division hailed issues they looked during mock tests. In another college, 38 out of 52 understudies couldn’t take online classes, said a teacher who didn’t wish to be named.
Prior, the OBE was planned to begin from July 1. They were later deferred to July 10 and in this manner to August.
Another student stated, that they are as yet uncertain about whether the tests will at long last beginning on August 10. It (repeated delay) has been causing worry for the final year students. Abha Dev Habib, a Miranda House educator, started that understudies are vexed and their requests are not being heard. Indeed, even the courts have not heard their requests. They are confronting a situation like what migrant laborers looked during the lockdown.
The DUTA has been requesting crossing out of OBE and that understudies be assessed based on their past exhibition and interior evaluation. In any case, the college has not moved from its stand.
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