Delhi University postpones open book exams for final-year students by 10 days

Delhi University

New Delhi (NVI): Delhi University (DU) today postponed its online open-book examinations (OBE) for final-year students by 10 days citing rising cases of COVID-19. Exams earlier scheduled to start on July 1 will now begin on July 10.

The University will announce new dates for the final-year undergraduate and postgraduate exams including the School of Open Learning and the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB), on July 3, 2020.

According to the notification by Delhi University, guidelines for the DU open book exam will remain same as announced before. Mock tests for the open book exams will start from July 4.

In addition to this, the notifications regarding conduct of OBE for persons with disabilities (PwD) and visually impaired (VI) students will also remain the same, DU informed.

Reportedly, the open book exams have been furiously resisted by both teachers and students of DU citing issues like absence of study material for many students and lack of internet connectivity in various parts of the country, among others.

So far, the contagious respiratory disease had infected 77,240 people and claimed 2,492 lives in the national capital.