27 May 2020, 11:48 am By Rohit Sindhu
DU Online Exams: 85% Students against Open Book Exams, says DUTA

DUTA Survey shows that 85% of Delhi University Students are against the University proposal of Online Examinations. As students are protesting against the University’s Open Book Examinations, Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) held its survey asking students for Online / Open Book Exams. Based on Press release DUTA said, 47,393 students replied in conducted survey over Online Open Book Examinations in less than 48 hours. The survey conducted by DUTA says that most of the students are not interested in online examinations. In survey 85 percent of DU students found against Online/ Open Book Exams.

Last week Delhi University brought up the proposal to conduct Online Open Book Examinations (OBE) for Final Semester/ Year students.

DU Open Book Exams Row

Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) conducted a survey regarding the online open book exam. Following the survey result on Monday Delhi University Teachers Association held a press conference regarding the Online Open Book Exam virtually. In the conversation with media, DUTA discussed & brought up the data of Online Survey conducted on May 23 regarding on DU proposal to conduct Open Book Exam.

On Monday DUTA teachers brought up the complete survey data in front of the media. In survey it has been revealed that more than 85% of Delhi University students including Regular Colleges/ SOL/ NCWEB are against the online exam due to several problem. Students cited problems including non-availability of required equipment such as Laptop, Desktop, Smartphone and Network. Apart from this Teachers’ Association told that there are many other problems due to which children cannot participate in online examination.

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Survey on Online / Open Book Examinations

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DUTA survey over Online Open Book Examinations comprises following percentage-

  • 38.4 percent of the students are final year students of UG courses.
  • 86.8 DU students are from regular colleges on whom survey conducted
  • Total 8 percent students of School of Open Learning (SOL) objected on OBE
  • 5.2 percent are non-collegiate Women's Education Board (NCWEB).
  • There are 50.2 percent students in the survey who are at their homes.
  • 40.4 percent students are staying in PG.
  • 5.3 percent of the students are living in Delhi with their relatives
  • Only 4.1 percent of the students are staying in DU's hostel.

In this context, DUTA Vice President, Dr. Alok Ranjan Pandey told that the students of Delhi University have unanimously replied with No to Online Open Book Examination. In such a situation, under what pressure the administration of Delhi University wants to do this, it is beyond comprehension.

In press conference, DUTA President Rajiv Ray also said that we strongly oppose the Online Open Book Exam for the sake of DU students.

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