Exams held under tents in Delhi university amid bone-chilling winters. With chairs and tables arranged in homemade tents facing one another, the test centre at a Delhi University campus in South Campus now resembles a wedding reception. Exams for students at the School of Open Learning will be written in a cluster of tents that are divided into three centres. This year, SOL admitted close to 25,000 students, for a total enrollment of over 3.5 lakh. The SOL campus is small, therefore it was difficult to accommodate the extra students.
Students have expressed concerns regarding fairness and circumstances. there is a need for more facilities as the open learning exams at Delhi University are scheduled to take place under temporary tents. Students at Motilal Nehru College of South Campusmpus are waiting for their exams in a cluster organized into three centres.
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RESPONSE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Social media has been flooded with images and videos of open learning program students suffering the bitter cold to appear for exams. Videos and images of this improvised setup are all over social media. some students express their displeasure on social media and make fun of the college management. The Campus of Open Learning’s director, Payal Mago, said that the temporary facilities, which included blowers and tents, would be in place for the remaining tests till January 18. Plans for commercial heaters are also in place. To battle the cold, tea and water are given to students, according to the director.
STUDENTS SPOKE OUT AGAINST EXAMS HELD UNDER TENT IN DELHI UNIVERSITY
Students are anxious as they get ready for tests. A disgruntled student, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “This is discrimination. Regular students receive classrooms; open students receive tents. We pay fees of Rs 7000-8000.” The improvised seating arrangement encourages cheating, which is an unforeseen consequence. Students from the same class are seated across from one another at a shared table. Still, a few students expressed their displeasure, by questioning the authorities. They explained how they gave their exam under a tent in the chilling winters. Krantikari Yuva Sangathan announced that it would stage a protest outside the VC’s office on Thursday to demand improved amenities.
The head of examinations, Ajay Arora, declined to comment on other topics. Students are venting on social media platforms. A video of seats and tables arranged outdoors at Aurobindo College was posted on Instagram by a person going by the handle Aikdum.Uttam. The circumstances necessitate a review of the university’s exam procedures and facilities.