5 hour duration of exams for PWD students , DU issues guidelines

University of Delhi (DU) on Thursday released guidelines for grading the results of undergraduate, postgraduate and School of Open Learning (SOL) students for the academic session 2019-20. DU said that it will not conduct the semester examinations for first and second-year students of undergraduate programmes and only third years are required to appear for exams that are to be held in the month of July .While guidelines and regulations are in place special measures are being taken into account to cater to the needs of PWD students in such challenging times .

The varsity still stands firm and is finally all set  to go for open book exams (OBE) in view of the situation due to coronavirus pandemic, despite facing heavy opposition from students and teachers as well as various boards involved.

Delhi University on Thursday said the total duration of the online open book examination exam for the differently abled students will be five hours.The students can request for scribes from their respective colleges and departments, it said.In case the students are taking exams at Common Service Centres (CSC), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, they can bring scribes of their choice, the varsity said.

The colleges and departments have been provided specific guidelines to ensure that students belonging to the PWD category who wish to avail the ICT infrastructure facilities for downloading question papers and uploading answer sheets should be allowed the same following the guidelines of social distancing, the varsity said.

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