Delhi University is deciding to prepone the summer vacation from 15 April to 15 May due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus. Moreover, Delhi University is also deciding to promote 1st year and 2nd-year students to the next year without any examination, but the final decision is yet to be taken by the authorities.
Delhi University officers suggest to have only third-year examination in a video conference meeting, the decision of Vice-Chancellor is yet pending.
Discussions held between the senior officials of Delhi University:
The meeting was held between the senior officials of Delhi University in which they discussed, the semester examination. A teacher present in the video conference meeting of Delhi University told that the number of 1st-year students is higher than 2nd-year student and similarly, the number of 2nd-year students is higher than the 3rd year students. The discussion in the meeting was about a suggestion to cancel the examination of 1st and 2nd-year students and to promote them in the next year. If this can be possible then the 3rd year examination will be less challenging for the university. The Vice-Chancellor will have to take a final decision on this.
Discussion On the practical examinations and IA:
There is also a discussion for IA (Internal Assessment) and practical exams during this meeting. If lockdown get extended by the Prime Minister then only the practical examination will be held for the first and second-year students, or they will just get promoted. The decision is yet pending. Only third-year students will be screened.
Delhi University has decided to postpone the exams due to COVID-19 outbreak:
A notice has been published by the Delhi University on the official site of DU. According to this notice the Examinations(Theory and Practical) of the students of Regular Colleges, School of Open Learning, Non-Collegiate Women Education Board and Ex-Students are hereby postponed till further notice. The new dates for the examination will be announced later by the Delhi University.
Two of IIT’s declared holidays due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus:
IIT Mumbai and IIT Kharagpur had already declared a holiday because of the novel coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown announced by our Prime Minister. This decision was taken in force by these Universities to protect the students from this virus. Moreover, IIT Delhi has not taken any decision yet.