DUTA Calls Delhi University’s Decision to Postpone Exams for 10 Days

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DUTA Calls Delhi University's Decision to Postpone Exams for 10 Days
DUTA Calls Delhi University's Decision to Postpone Exams for 10 Days

DUTA Calls Delhi University’s Decision to Postpone Exams for 10 Days. Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) called the University’s decision to postpone July exams thoughtless and irresponsible and said that it has created more stress and anguish. “By forcing students to travel to these Centers to take the OBE examinations, the University is putting their lives and that of their families to great risk,” DUTA’s letter to University Vice-Chancellor says.

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After several days of uncertainty, Delhi University on Saturday announced that it would postpone its online open-book exams (OBE) from July 1 to July 10. The university also announced that the mock OBE would now take place on July 4.

DUTA has again called upon the University to cancel the Open Book Exams (OBE). It says that the OBE is ‘highly discriminatory towards those who have not had equal access and is bound to put undue strain on students and households in these difficult times’.

 DUTA’s letter says that ‘the University has ignored all the concerns raised in representations sent by Deans, HoDs, teachers and students.’ DUTA further adds that the University has also ignored the HRD Minister’s advice to UGC about revisiting the guidelines issued earlier for intermediate and terminal year students. The letter also refers to students’ complaints that several Common Service Centres (CSC) are not functional or are not maintained.

“Examinations scheduled for all final semester/term/year and ex-students of all streams of UG and PG, including SOL and NCWEB, stand postponed for 10 days in view of the prevailing situation of Covid-19 pandemic,” stated a notification issued by the DU examination branch on Saturday.

Delhi University, in May, announced that instead of conducting regular classroom examination it will hold open Book Examination for final year/semester students. The Open Book exam, University said, will require minimal internet and will be of two hours’ duration instead of the standard three hours.

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