With the Delhi University scheduled to conduct the DU Open Book Examinations, the AAP MP Sanjay Singh has written to the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal urging him to cancel the Delhi University online examinations. In the letter, the MP has stated that many of the students living in different states do not have access to the internet in order to appear for the examinations.
According to reports, the Delhi University Open recently released the revised examination schedule for the DU Open Book Test 2020 for the Final Year/ Semester Exams. According to the datesheet provided the Final semester examinations will commence from July 10, 2020. Earlier, the examinations were delayed by 10 days due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown situation in the country. As per the Delhi University official notification, the Delhi University Open Book Test 2020 the exams for the different subjects will be conducted in different time slots.
DU Semester Exam Mock Tests
In order to help the students familiarise themselves with the examination pattern, the university conducted the Mock Test on July 4, 2020. Candidates will be able to appear for the mock tests until July 8, 2020. The mock tests were made available for 15 papers for the undergraduate and postgraduate regular, Non-Collegiate Women's Education Board (NCWEB), and School of Open Learning (SOL). The MP in his letter added that many of the students faced technical glitches during the mock tests conducted.
The minister has thus has asked the HRD Ministry to cancel the Delhi University online examinations keeping in mind the above-mentioned problems.
With the cases of Coronavirus increasing in the country, many of the universities have opted for conducting the examinations for the final semester students in the online mode. According to the official notification released by the university, the examinations are being conducted in the open book format as a one time measure keeping in mind the present situation in the country.