Delhi University has postponed open book exams for final semester students by 10 days, in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. New date sheet will be released on July 3 and exams will now commence from July 10.
Today, Delhi University has announced that it is postponing the proposed online open book exams for the final year students of regular and open learning programmes by 10 days, in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The exams were scheduled to begin on July 1.
The OBE mode examinations as an alternative mode of examinations in view of COVID-19 pandemic adopted as one-time measure for academic session 2019-20 for all streams of UG and PG including SOL and NCWEB stands postponed for ten days in view of the prevailing situation of COVID19 pandemic,” the DU notification said.
This method of examination have been furiously resisted by both students and faculties at Delhi University. Although as per the University Grants Commission’s guidelines, released in May, online examination mode was allowed for final-semester exams, the UGC has since been directed to rethink on those gudelines by the Minister of Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.
New Dates For DU Open Book Exams
The University will announce new dates for the final-year undergraduate and postgraduate exams including the School of Open Learning and the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board, or NCWEB, on July 3, 2020, and exams will commence from July 10.
According to the notification by Delhi University, pattern will remain same as announced before. Mock tests for the open book exams will start from July 4, the university said.
“All other activities or facilities notified by examination branch related with OBE mode of examinations adopted as one-time measure for the academic session 2019-20 through various notice or notification shall remain unchanged and no further notification shall be issued either as corrigendum or amendment,” DU said in the notification.
The notifications regarding conduct of OBE for persons with disabilities (PwD) and visually impaired (VI) students will also remain the same, DU informed.