DU Open Book Test 2020 Postponed to August, University said to Delhi High Court. The Delhi University (DU) told Delhi High Court that the final year open book exams (OBE) that were scheduled to be held from July 10 have been postponed till August, or until further notice. The revised dates for the examinations will be released on the official website of the board shortly. Follow us to get daily updates.
DU Open Book Test 2020 Postponed Details:
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.
At the time of the hearing, The Delhi University’s counsel told the High Court that the decision to postpone the OBE was taken by a high-powered committee on July 7 evening. The matter, being heard by a single-judge bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh took note of the objections to Delhi University’s stance and noted that a postponement of exams could especially be problematic for the final year students who are awaiting results to apply for jobs, competitive exams and higher education abroad.
The court also noted that earlier Dean of the Delhi University had assured the court that they were fully prepared to conduct open book exams online, and had even said that mock tests would be conducted to train students in taking exams the new way. With the rising cases of COVID-19, the High Court had asked the University for Clarification of its stand and made a decision known to the students.
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