- Delhi High Court allows DU to conduct online exams
- The online exams will be Open Book Examinations (OBEs)
- Students pleaded to cancel the final year exams
On Friday, the Delhi High Court allowed the Delhi University to conduct online Open Book Examinations (OBEs) for the final year students as per the early schedule. The Delhi High Court passed a slew of directions, however, to address the concerns raised by the students of the university.
The online Open Book Examinations will begin from the 10th of August, i.e. Monday.
The order by the Delhi High Court was passed during the hearing of a petition which was filed by students including on Anupam via advocates Akash Sinha, Gaurav Prakash Shah, Indrajeet Singh, and Shubham Saket.
The pleas were by the students on the backdrop of the concerns of technical issues faced by students stranded in several parts on India. Additionally, several students lack the resources to give the Online examinations.
A report says, “They had sought quashing and withdrawal of certain notifications in respect of undergraduate and postgraduate students, including students of the School of Open Learning and Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board.”
The petition filed by the students also sought to direct the Delhi University to evaluate the final year students solely based on the results of the previous years or the previous semesters in the same manner in which DU had planned to promote its first and second year students.
On the 31st of July, the Supreme Court of India has refused to pass an interim order and adjourned the hearing to 10th of August on the batch of petitions which sought quashing of the guidelines issued on the 6th of July by the University Grants Commission (UGC) which directed the universities to conduct the final year examinations by 30th of September.
In the meantime, the division bench of the Delhi High Court had also adjourned the petition as the pleas with similar requests were pending before the Supreme Court of India.
Students from at least 13 states and one Union Territory (UT) pleaded that the examinations should be canceled and the results for the final year students should be calculated based on the internal assessments.