The Delhi University has released a notification clarifying on the news going around that students of the 1st and 2nd year undergraduate course will be promoted without semeser-end/term-end examinations. Contrary to reports claimed earlier by certain media representatives, the Delhi University has stated that it will be conducting the end semester and year-end examinations. Reports had earlier been circulated that a DU Committee formed was considering promoting the first and second-year students without conducting the examinations. It was also suggested that the decision to promote the students was taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown imposed.
A notification released by the DU Dean of Examinations states that the schedule and detailed guidelines for the examinations will be released on the official website of the university soon. The decision to conduct the examinations will be made considering the guidelines issued by the Government related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Students can check the official notification on the official website of Delhi University. A direct link to check the official notification is also provided below.
The notification released by the university has also advised the students to visit the official website of the university for updates related to the academic calendar and schedule of examinations. The notification further states that information available only on the official website of the university must be considered as final by the students.
According to media reports, a report on the higher education matters which includes the academic sessions and examinations was to be submitted on April 13, 2020, but was put off since there were possibilities of the lockdown being extended further.
Delhi University had earlier postponed the theory and practical examinations until further notice due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
A committee has been formed by the University Grants Commission for looking into the academic calendar and examinations of the universities consisting of seven members headed by RC Kuhad, Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Haryana.