In the midst of this global pandemic Coronavirus, Delhi University(DU) has finally made a clear announcement about examinations of students.
DU said that if the situation does not become stable, they will be opting for ‘Open Book Examinations’ for final year students of both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses. The Exams are likely to start from July 1.
This method allows the students to refer to their books and notes while giving the exam. All the students have to do is to sit at home and give exams. The question papers will be uploaded on the official website, they are supposed to download it and then answer it within a 2-hour limit.
An extra 1 hour will be given to download the question paper and later on scan their answers for submission. It was also said that there will be three different sets and the exam will be taken in three sequences in a day. A proper date sheet will be further released at the end of this month.
With this announcement being made by the DU, the DUTA does not seem to be happy about it. As earlier DUTA had argued as to how these online examinations would not be fair for every student, as some may or may not have sufficient resources to take online exams. They also pointed out that creating different questions for every student would be a big task for the teachers. They had also explained that the online classes which are being held are in no way comparable to the real class ones and had even asked for an extension of this semester.
Since now the announcement has been made official by DU, DUTA might not have many options left with them.