Delhi University (DU) is going ahead with the final exams for the final year students. Amidst the protest from students and teachers group, the university still backs the decision.
While,there are various issues of wifi, reading material, the open book exam (OBE) possess different challenges for differently abled students.
Delhi University Final Exam Guidelines:To make the situation easy for them, DU has deviced various solutions. The duration of the exams for differently-abled has been extended to 5 hours. Additionally,the university has issued guidelines specifically for the PWD students.
This guideline ensure that the PWD students can avail the facilities of ITC. There is no compulsory for the same. These facilities will enable students to download the question papers available online. These will also assist the students in uploading their answer sheets.
The University will follow the practice of social distancing during all of this. The University, further mentions that students can take assist from colleges regading the scribes, for the visually blind. While scribes will be provided for Delhi students, the same could not be provided to outsiders.
The varsity also informed that students are free to bring their own scribes if they wish to. This is in case they are giving their exams at Common Service Centres (CSC). The CSC’s are under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Additionally, the University has also come up with conducting offline exams for the ones who won’t be able to give the OBE.
Earlier, the University released the datesheet for the exams for the final year students. This happened amidst all the protests from the student and teachers unions as well as DUTA. The University considers OBE as the best alternative for conducting exams during the months of pandemic for the final year graduate and post-graduate students. The tentative datesheet shows the exams to be conducted from July 1.