Guidelines for Open Book Examination, Issued by DU’s Dean (Prof. Vinay Gupta)

After Delhi University released a tentative date sheet for first time OBE (open book examination), Dean of DU Prof. Vinay Gupta decided to provide guidelines and instructions for the same.
First of all, what is OBE? OBE (Open Book Examination) in an online examination where students are allowed to take the help of their notes, books, and e-notes, and other approved materials by the DU. Students will sit in their homes or CSC and download their course papers from the web Portal and will answer the question paper and submit it within the time period of 2 hours.
For that, he sent letters to colleges stating all instructions for the OBE. In the letter, Dean asked colleges to notify the students about the date-sheet and the guidelines by sending them a mail on their e-mail addresses. Other than e-mail and SMS, college can also share the information via creating WhatsApp groups among the students.
DU requested students who don’t have internet connection or proper e-resource to come and take exams in the college or take help from CSC (Common Service Centre). Students who live in rural areas are advised to use up the internet facilities made available in CSC by Central Government Panchayats. This is Specially for students who live in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, North East, etc. These services will be free so students who are facing economic problems can also opt. this facility.
DU also decided to give additional time to differently-abled students for OBE. They will be given 2 hours.
OBE is a new pattern of examination for all the students and teachers so DU will provide Mock Tests one week before OBE for better preparation of exams. These Mock tests will be made available on the portal so students are requested to keep updating themselves through DU’s official site.
Students and Teachers are still opposing the idea of OBE and putting different allegations.
DU also stated if a student is not able to take or appear in OBE, then he or she can appear in September, the examination will be conducted physically then.
Students and teachers have filed a petition against DU so The High Court issued a notice the DU and asked them to reply before the next hearing. The next hearing will be on June 18th, 2020.

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