While the higher authorities of Delhi university contemplate about online conduction of semester exams amidst the countrywide lockdown, but on the other hand this recommendation has faced constant opposition from teacher’s association and members of the academic council as well. Now, a recent survey conducted by the All India Students’ Association in which over 1,500+ students across DU contributed about their views on ongoing online teaching mediums.
The astounding results depict that only a meagre “28 ” percent have access to study materials with an active network connectivity while a sizeable amount who dwell from rural and remote areas are at a suffering end ; thus around 75 percent of Delhi university students may not be able to write their examinations if ongoing recommendations are adopted.
Earlier even Delhi University Teachers‘ Association has called out to university’s Vice-Chancellor arguing how with a “student population so diverse, going online is not viable for DU”. Another member proposed how there is no proper system established and how now “university is trying to push an agenda ” that they had for a long time.
Considering how third year students stand at a more deeper ledge and eagerly await the official announcement about their concluding semester exams; therefore to speed up the process – Lt governor Anil Baijal on 11 may interact with the Delhi government-run universities to review their preparations for conduction of examinations keeping in mind the safety concerns of staff and students.