DU Online Open Book Exams 2020 – Differently-abled students accuse Varsity of being Discriminatory. Delhi College (DU) is conducting online open-book exams for final-year college students today onwards, differently-abled college students mentioned they won’t be able to take the check and accused the college of being “exclusionary” and “discriminatory”. The Delhi high court gives its nod to the DU to conduct the exams.
The University of Delhi, informally known as Delhi University (DU), is a collegiate public central university, located in New Delhi, India. It was founded in 1922 by an Act of the Central Legislative Assembly. As a collegiate university, its main functions are divided between the academic departments of the university and affiliated colleges. Consisting of three colleges, two faculties, and 750 students at its founding, the University of Delhi has since become India’s largest institution of higher learning and among the largest in the world.
The DU’s Open Book Exams will take place from August 10-31. It also directed that PWD category students also be given “one additional hour for downloading question paper, completing answers and uploading answer sheets i.e., six hours”.
It directed that question papers be made accessible for students on the university website and via email. DU was directed to send an auto-generated email informing students that answer sheets have been received.
The DU has mentioned the candidates shall be given three hours for answering the questions. Besides, students will be given an hour for scanning and uploading their answer sheets. Therefore, the students will have a total of four hours to complete the examination, including for downloading the question papers, scanning and uploading or e-mailing the answer sheets.
The Delhi HC had instructed the Delhi University to provide writers to visually-impaired students at the common service centres (CSCs) for the online Open Book Examinations (OBE) for the final-year undergraduate courses, if they have opted for one.
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