University of Delhi (DU) started an online open-book examination from August 10 for all programs for final year students, which will continue till August 31. The biggest problem is students staying in areas with insufficient internet connectivity, and are unable to give exams easily.
Students from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), who have been handling Internet suspension since the repeal of flood-ravaged Article 370 and Kerala, are among the worst affected. In Jammu and Kashmir, high-speed mobile internet has been suspended since August 5, 2019, while students in Kerala are distressed by excessive internet problems as well as frequent power cuts due to heavy rains since August 7.
One of the Miranda House student Nusrat Choudhary pursuing BA (Hons) Zoology, lives in Khanetar village near Jammu. She said I live in my village no one has a Wi-Fi connection. For every test, I go to someone’s house in the city, which has a good connection. On August 13, during my Animal Biotech examination, I and my brother went to a kin’s house, but Suddenly, there Wi-Fi stopped working. There was just an hour left when my brother took me to his friend’s house in the Dungas area of Poonch, about 20 kilometers away, where I finished my exam.
Many students are also seeking special authorization to access government offices with internet installation.
One of the Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College for Women student Mifta Hafiz pursuing BA program, lives in Sher-e-Kashmir bridge in Poonch district, has made a relative’s place his temporary residence.
She said I moved here on August 8 preceding my first test August 10 and I will be returning home on August 21 in the wake of taking my last test. During my first test, I got the History question paper an hour ahead of schedule however, I couldn’t transfer my answers on the portal.
Then I strived to email the answers and was scared because there was no way to check if the university has collected my answers.
My inquiry stayed unaddressed significantly in the wake of reaching my school’s nodal official, who is the purpose of contact for issues identified with open-book tests
Moreover, for the previous five months, Mifta has not been able to attend an online class at home because of just a 2G network.
According to the university’s declaration, a total of 2,64,227 students appeared for the open-book examination in the first four days, of which 1,91,342 were able to submit their responses.
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