Teachers and student bodies of University of Delhi have expressed displeasure over the administration’s decision to conduct final year postgraduate and undergraduate exams via ‘open book’ method.
The open book method will allow the students to refer to the notes, books and other study material to answer the questions before uploading the answer sheets through online mode itself within a period of 2 hours.
The (DUTA) Delhi University Teacher’s Association has called the decision as ‘discriminatory’ and unfair and have written to the Vice Chancellor on the same.
DUTA quoted, “It is not viable for a large university like DU, with its diverse student population, and it is shocking that the institute has adopted it as the only form. We demand that the pen-paper option be given to all students.
Meanwhile students have taken over twitter to express dis-satisfaction.
— Shivam Jindal (@ShivamJ26584986) May 15, 2020
Many students have quoted lack of access to study material, poor connectivity, digital divide and lack of laptops to be reason behind.
Some students spoke openly about their concerns towards possibility of online exams.
Sanjay Kataria, a final year master’s student of DU, said “Visually impaired students will face issues if they don’t get assistance from right helpers. This is the ground reality.”