Delhi HC Directs DU to Provide Scribes To Visually Impaired Students At CSCs For Online Exams. The Delhi High Court on Thursday made it clear that it is the responsibility of the Delhi University (DU) to make available writers for visually impaired students. The Delhi High Court also said the DU will ensure that no such student is deprived of a scribe at the CSC if the varsity has been informed in advance. Stay with us to get regular updates.
The Delhi University Administration is instructed by the Delhi High Court’s bench consisting of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad to give at least two reading materials or textbooks of each paper to the visually handicapped student. Students are given 1 week’s time to make a formal request for the same to the university administration.
At the same time, the court also informed the varsity that the National Federation of the Blind has come forward and graciously agreed to provide assistive devices to the visually impaired students during exams.
The Bench said that “There is a complete mismatch of statements made by the two sides. There is a complete contradiction. Why are you (DU) giving wrong hope to students that everything is available at CSE centers”.
Senior advocate Sachin Dutta, representing DU, said it was not mandatory for students to appear in online OBE and they can give the physical exams later in September.
It additionally asked the university to revert with the exact date of declaration of results of students who will take part in the online OBE and also the date of physical examinations, which will be conducted after OBE. The court recorded that DU will give provisional admission to students in its postgraduate courses, subject to the clearing the entrance exam.
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