The Delhi University Students’ Union(DUSU) conducted a General Body Meet (GBM) to talk about several issues that have emerged in the recent academic year due to the second wave of COVID-19. The meeting was chaired by the DUSU President and had the participation of 52 college students’ unions.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss several issues that have come up among the students, to come up with effective solutions, and convey the demands and concerns to University and College authorities.
There were several issues raised in the meeting such as students opting for ABE to be given another chance to submit their assignments and Attendance should not be a determining factor to evaluate assignments.
It was also noted that final year students who won’t be able to give OBE should be given another chance and hence OBE should be held in two phases. Moreover, there was also a common view that there should be 100% concession in examination fees for students who would be giving ABE.
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The steps of refunding the fees for all those who have lost their parents or guardians should be taken by the university. Also, there was a discussion on blind student writers’ fees not being sanctioned and for giving two options for the open book examination.
The point of ABE result ambiguity that may emerge and ex-student getting one additional chance was also taken into consideration. In a joint statement, DUSU President Akshit Dahiya, Vice-President Pradeep Tanwar, and Joint Secretary Shivangi Kharwal stated, We are trying to reach out to every student and make sure that their concerns are taken into consideration.
All the points are noted and effective action will now be taken on a point-by-point basis to ensure that solutions are well brought up and addressed.