DU Cancels Exams For First and Second Year Students; Online Exams For Final Year Students

The University of Delhi has cancelled exams for the second and fourth semester for UG students. Only final-year students are supposed to appear for the final semester exams. Hence, first and second years will be promoted to the next semester without any examinations.

When the University of Delhi reviewed the situation, they established that pen-and-paper semester exams were not possible due to the pandemic. Also, it was difficult and practically impossible to hold online exams for everyone. Hence, the university will follow an alternative mode of grading for the first and second year students.

Under this mode, 50% of the marks depend on the internal evaluation or assignments, and 50% marks are on the basis of performance in previous semesters. Similarly, students in SOL and NCWEB will be promoted.

As for final year students, they will still have online, open-book exams. For students enrolled under the PWD category, the university provided specific guidelines to make sure that they can avail the ICT facilities to download and upload the required material. Common service centres are going to provide facilities free of cost.

However, even conducting online examination for only the final-year students was not being considered feasible. This was because a number of students don’t have access to high-speed internet. However, candidates who are to take the examination can write the exam for five hours: two hours for taking the exams, two hours for downloading and uploading, and one hour as a special one-time measure.

Students are also allowed to bring scribes of their choice, if it is required.

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Shreeja Paschal
Shreeja is a literature student. Apart from writing, she enjoys photography and is a lover of all art forms. A believer of free will, she hopes to slay patriarchy one step at a time.

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