Delhi University will be holding its final year exams online from today: everything you need to know
The University of Delhi has given some flexibilities, such as delayed submissions and confidential results, to students. Principals will receive a list of teachers reviewing the cards so they can track progress.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
POSTED JUNE 07, 2021 06:10 AM IST
Online exams for the final semester of Delhi University undergraduate and postgraduate students will start from Monday. The exams are conducted in open book exams (OBE) mode, which the university opted for last year due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
A meeting of college directors and node leaders was held on Sunday to discuss evaluation modalities and results. Under the OBE, students are allowed to refer to approved material to answer exam questions.
“The meeting was held to discuss how to deal with the issues that arise. We want to start the assessment process on Tuesday. Earlier, the process would start late,” said DS Rawat, Dean (Examinations).
Here’s everything you need to know about the DU exam:
- Rawat said the papers will take place in two shifts – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The next day, officials will assign exam sheets to teachers with a deadline to complete their assessment.
- Detailed instructions for the exam were sent to nearly two Lakh students, who are due to take the exam on Sunday evening.
- He added that the results could take three months, but for courses that have fewer students, the results can be finalized sooner.
- For students who have to submit their documents to foreign universities, may be given “confidential results”. “Usually the deadline for delivering results in universities is July 31, so in case a student needs the result, they can provide us with documentary evidence and write to us and we will give them the result,” Rawat said. .
- The university has granted relaxation in the event of poor internet connectivity or technical issues. Students who experience such a thing can submit their scripts beyond the specified period with documentary evidence, according to the university’s notification. The maximum deadline for deferred submission is 60 minutes.
- If the problem persists, students can also email their scripts to the college. The maximum delay for sending an e-mail is 30 minutes. “All of these cases (email submission and delayed submission) will be reviewed by the review committee,” the DU notification reads.
- The exams had been postponed twice previously. They were scheduled to start from May 15 but were postponed to June 1 due to the surge in coronavirus cases across the country.
- Later, the university issued a new notification stating that the semester / annual exams will start from June 7th.