Due to COVID-19, the lockdown has been extended to May 3, Delhi University is planning to conduct the semester examination online. Teachers are not in favour to conduct exams online. The teachers, fellows of the academic council have started to speak up against the apparent plan.
One of the members of the Executive Council, Rajesh Jha. He has put forward his concerns over the strategy adopted to decide the methods of conducting online exams, explaining the top audacity has been avoiding the compulsory process of taking a decision through statutory surfaces such as the Academic Council (AC) and Executive Council (EC).
Rajesh Jha and J L Gupta of Academics for Action and Development (AAD) said: “This is not only unwise on the fraction of DU officials but also beyond their jurisdiction, as they are trying to avoid the statutory coverings such as the AC and EC which are impetrated make decisions and decide the examination topics”.
Rajesh Jha and J L Gupta of Academics for Action and Development (AAD) also added that the move was an attempt to affect the two task force committees of UGC and MHRD. Both committees have been authorized to suggest measures related to annual exams, academic schedule and other important elements for universities in India keeping in view the lockdown due to COVID-19.
The two confess that roping in DUCC to conduct exams is a difficult task. “It is amazing that the DUCC could not hold the Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET) catering to a limited number of students and had to outsource the endeavour to the National Testing Agency (NTA). On the other hand, unexpectedly the DUCC becomes confident forward online examinations of all undergraduate and post-graduate students,” AAD said in a statement.
Rajesh Jha, a member of Executive Council, said the top temerity was avoiding the process of putting up with a decision through the Academic and Executive Councils. They said the move was an attempt to impact the two task pressure committees of UGC and MHRD.