Delhi High Court has ordered the Delhi University to undertake physical examination from September 14. In fact, the court ruled that conducting a physical test until September 20 is “unreasonable” when virtual examination ends in August… The open book exam results indicate that fewer than half of the students have appeared for the exam.
“End date of physical examination to be placed on record by DU,” ruled the High Court.
Highlights of the Delhi University’s hearing
- The High Court has also directed Delhi University to verify the total number of students with disabilities (PWD students) who would appear for physical examination and can “work out the modalities of their stay.”
- Delhi University will create an email ID to allow students “to make requests pertaining to the issuance of a “request letter” on behalf of DU to foreign universities on delay in declaration of result.” The court has directed DU to create these email IDs within a week and publish them on the official website.
- The High Court also ruled that Delhi University will digitally forward the mark sheets of fifth-semester law students.
- Delhi High court orders University Grants Commission to issue an advisory against post-graduate colleges seeking provisional certificates for admission before the exams are completed on September 30.
- Delhi University will also record data on answer sheets received through email mode, ruled Court.
The court has heard the appeals challenging University of Delhi’s decision to conduct Open Book Examinations (OBE) online for the final year undergraduate courses that will be in long-form tests, as set out in the UGC guidelines.
Delhi University was scheduled to conduct online final year undergraduate OBE from August 10-31 and the students left out of the online examinations were given the option to participate in physical tests, which will take place sometime in September.
Last week, Delhi High Court authorized the visually impaired student a week’s time to seek study material from the university. In addition, the HC also ordered Delhi University to grant students admission to their postgraduate courses through the admissions test.
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