By Arpita Pandey, Updated : Jul 11, 2020 14:22 IST
Delhi government calls off all Delhi State University exams amidst the COVID crisis

Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia announced on Saturday that all examinations to be conducted in universities under the city-state’s government stand canceled in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.

These also include Delhi University’s approaching final examinations. These exams have been causing distress and confusion amongst the students for a long time now since their dates have been fluctuating uncomfortably often.

“In light of the major disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, Delhi govt has decided to cancel all Delhi state university exams including final exams”, Sisodia tweeted at around 1:00 pm today bringing an end to all confusions. The minister further added that degrees will be awarded to students based on evaluation parameters decided by the universities.

“For schools in Delhi, we had decided not to conduct examinations for classes 9th and 11th and promote them based on other evaluation parameters. We requested the Central government to follow the same pattern for the CBSE board exams in the national capital and it is finally happening,” he stated.

There was an outcry to call off Delhi Technological University’s (DTU) exams earlier as well which too stand canceled now.

Sisodia also mentioned that Delhi Government finds it pointless to take exams for a semester that was not taught in classes. He concluded his address by saying, "It will be an injustice to ask students to appear in exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to hold their degrees in absence of an exam. Delhi govt hopes that the announcement will bring relief to the lakhs of students who couldn't study due to the pandemic."

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