By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Aug 07, 2020 11:35 IST
Delhi High Court allows DU to conduct Online Open-Book Exams according to schedule

Delhi High Court allows Delhi University to conduct online open-book examination (OBE) for final year students. High Court hearing the pleas filed by Students and University on Open Book Examinations, on Friday permitted University to hold online OBEs according to the schedule, starting from 10 August. It is also said that Delhi University can conduct examinations with some guidelines including making the question papers available on the official portal and students e-mail.

A division bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad of Delhi High Court upholds University's decision to conduct online Open Book Examinations for final year courses from August 10. However the permission is granted with certain directions, High Court order reads.

University of Delhi has also expressed its views to conduct the examinations for the final semester/ term/ year students of all Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses including SOL and NCWEB from 10.08.2020 onwards in the OBE mode remotely. "The examinations shall begin on 10.08.2020 and shall conclude on 31.08.2020", the recent notice says.

Earlier on Wednesday, Delhi High Court observed that final year students of the Delhi University are not well prepared to take part in the online open-book examination. In its statement High Court said "This is a clear indication that the final year students are not much prepared to participate in online exams that the University has proposed to conduct,". The reason behind the statement cited the data of first and second phase of mock tests that were conducted by the DU.

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The data provided to the High Court says, a total 1,83,376 students registered to participate in the online OBE exams first phase mock-test and 1,86,814 students registered for the second phase of mock-test.