Delhi HC directs DU to notify if an open book examination will take place on 10 July

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On Tuesday, the Delhi High Court asked Delhi University to notify it on Wednesday if they would be conducting an Open Book Review for July 10 final year students.

The court queries came after Professor Vinay Gupta, Dean of Examination, learned that there was a high-level meeting between university officials, UGC and the HRD Ministry. The matter was referred for further hearing on a Wednesday by a single judge bench of Justice Pratibha Singh when it was announced that the meeting was held to make a decision further on review following notifications provided by the UGC, the HRD Department and the Home Affairs Ministry.

The Court heard a plea from a number of students seeking cancelation of the DU OBE exam. The UGC told the High Court of Delhi, meanwhile, that it was anxious to align students’ physical and mental health with academic career. DU also stated that the site is flexible and can handle 80,000 students simultaneously. Over the past few days of the mock exam, about 4.86 lakh questions were downloaded and attempted which showed that the University was ready.

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During the examination, the petitioner stressed on technical problems and possibilities. DU answered that the students are responsible for keeping the login ID and password confidential.

In case of technical problems, DU allowed the student to mail the answer paper. DU has also told the court that the question paper will be sent to students automatically. Delhi University also told the Court that approximately 2.45 lakhs study in the final year, of which 1.86 lakh students from Delhi and rest outside the capital.

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