Amid student protests, DU postpones final-year online exams by 10 days
The DU’s decision to hold the open book online mode examinations was opposed by the teachers and students community. Now, the university is likely to commence the OBE mode exams from July 10.
Delhi University, on Saturday, postponed the final semester online exams by ten days. The open book online exams (OBE) were scheduled to begin from July 1. Delhi University said the change was "in view of the prevailing situation of COVID-19 pandemic".
The revised date-sheets for all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes will be notified on July 3, the university said.
The DU administration’s decision to hold the online examination was being aggressively opposed by the teachers and students community. They cited lack of study material and stable internet connectivity in various parts of the country.
The Delhi University’s examination department postponed all final year open book mode examinations of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including for students enrolled with the School of Open Learning (SOL) and Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB). The OBE mode examinations for ex-students have been delayed too.
“Under the prevailing situation, all concerned stakeholders, especially students may find it difficult to attend their scheduled activities of examinations,” the University said in its notification.
The new date-sheets for the exams will be notified by the DU’s examination department on July 3. The OBE mode examinations now are likely to commence from July 10.
Delhi is the worst-hit COVID-19 city in the country. As on June 27, the deadly virus has already infected 77,240 people and claimed 2,492 lives in the national capital.