Delhi University final year exams postponed till August. The University told Delhi High Court that it has decided to postpone its final year examination which were scheduled to start from July 10. The University Counsel told High Court that final year examinations are postponed till August.
The University submitted before Justice Pratibha M Singh that it will hold exams after August 15.
The hearing was held through video conferencing in which the Justice Singh expressed displeasure over the University’s decision and said, “just see how you are playing the lives of children. You were not fair with the court about your preparedness for holding the online examinations. You are saying you are ready but the minutes of your meeting shows the contrary.”
The Court will resume the hearing post 2.30 pm, as reported by PTI.
The High court was hearing a petition filed by a group pf final year DU students who sought quashing and withdrawal of the notifications of May 14, May 30 and June 27 on online exams for undergraduate and postgraduate students, including of the School of Open Learning and Non-Collegiate Women Education Board.
The petitioners also sought direction on an alternative evaluation method based on previous years’ or semesters’ results in a manner similar to the method adopted by the university to promote first and second year students.
DU’s decision comes a day after UGC guidelines which says that universities can hold final semester examinations online or in regular mode or may opt for a blended format.
Delhi university had scheduled final semester examinations from July 1 but amid protest from students, the exams were postponed by 10 days and rescheduled from July 10.
Meanwhile, students due to appear in the final year exams faced difficulty while appearing for the mock online examinations, a facility introduced by DU to help students become familiar with the Online Open Book Examination (OBE) format. Students reported technical glitches in downloading question papers and uploading their answers.