Published: May 19, 2020 1:52:32 pm
The Delhi University (DU) upon Monday directed all heads associated with departments to prepare final year query papers for open book exam mode.
At a meeting convened by the Computer Science department, educators were told to prepare two units of papers – one intended for online open book examination plus another for the pen-paper examination.
Those that have internet and computer or laptop will appear within online open examination in Come july 1st and rest will appear in pen-paper exam for which time is not specific.
On May 14, the particular university announced that it will hold tests for its final year post-graduate plus undergraduate students from July one and in case the situation arising out from the COVID-19 outbreak does not normalise, it can adopt the open book setting to conduct the test.
Under the open book mode associated with examination, the student will be able to relate books, notes and other study components to answer the questions.
Students will sit down in their homes and will download query papers for their respective course in the portal. They will upload the solutions in a span of two hrs.
The move has been criticised by students and teachers who termed it ”discriminatory” and stated it will harm the interest of college students.
In a list of guidelines released by Dean (Examination) Vinay Gupta, it was stated that the examination department has already started preparation for tests for all streams plus programmes and particularly the conduct of final semester/term/year students.
“This is one time measure to facilitate the final semester/term/ year students for academic session 2019-20. Further, this may please be noted that mode adopted is not an online mode, only for downloading and uploading purposes, there will be requirement of minimal internet and any latest phone will serve the purpose,” Gupta stated.
Executive Council member Rajesh Jha said the decisions used by the varsity over this issue are now being taken in a very opaque and non-transparent manner.
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