NSIT AND DTU GOING AHEAD WITH EXAMS DESPITE DELHI GOVT’S ORDERS
The members of the Delhi University Executive Council have written to the education minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, that the NSIT and DTU which are both run by the State government are going ahead with their end semester exams.
The Delhi government had announced that it has canceled the end-semester exams of all the colleges under the State government in the union territory. This was announced last week. This move taken by the government will impact 1,30,000 students and this decision has been taken in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Eight state Universities are being run by the Delhi government- Delhi Technological University (DTU), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University of Women (IGDTUW), Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU), Ambedkar University (AUD), Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIT-D), National Law University Delhi (NLU), and Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (NSIT).
It has been alleged that out of these eight colleges, the DTU and NSIT are still going ahead with the end semester exams of the intermediate semesters.
It has been stated in the letter by the executive members that despite the announcement of the state government, the DTU and NSIT are still taking the end semester exams of the intermediate semesters.
The exams of NSIT is being conducted in and online OBE mode and it has merely changed the nomenclature. The substantive nature of the exams remains the same. Despite the problems raised by the students, the DTU had conducted an online examination of the final year students.
The students of DTU have talked about their disappointment with the online exams in the media. The members of the executive council have requested to look into the matter and take appropriate action against the concerned universities.
The letter also mentions that the teachers of the twelve colleges of the Delhi government have not received their salary since the month of May.
There are many teachers and staff who have not even received the full salaries of the earlier months too. Due to the paucity of funds, the medical and other bills are stuck. Hence, the members of the Executive Council have demanded that the funds of these colleges be released without any further delay. The payment of the teachers and staff should be given the topmost priority.