The University Of Delhi, amidst contempt and criticism against online examinations, released a tentative date sheet for final year UG and PG courses. The date sheet is available on the official site of the university.
In conformity with an opinion poll piloted by Delhi University Teacher’s Association of about 15,000 students, 85% voted against the decision of holding open book examinations.
“DU enrolls a large number of students from with different states with different social backgrounds. It would be grave injustice to judge them if app are asked to appear for online exams”, a tweet said. “DU really has the audacity to release an online exam date sheet final year students, ignoring all the outrage and survey results. Sensitivity and empathy are truly secondary to conducting exams, for this public university.” , responded another tweet to the release of tentative date sheet,while a few others referred to the decision as “exclusionary“.
However, three DU students, ostensibly from Chuna Bhatti slum area, added impetus to the resistance of the proposed exam mode by taking the matter to Delhi High Court. A petition was filed challenging exam format emphasizing the disparities that inequality in opportunities of connectivity, accessibility to technology and inconsistency in available quality may bring about.The Delhi High Court has issued a notice asking the varsity to respond to the plea.