Press Trust of India|Oct 21, 2021
HC pulls up DU for repeatedly rescheduling exams
NEW DELHI: Examinations are nerve-wracking and career of thousands of students is at stake, the Delhi High Court said recently, pulling up the Delhi University for repeatedly postponing the exams of final year undergraduate courses in the last few weeks. The court questioned the varsity on pushing the exams from July 10 to a date beyond August 15, even when it kept maintaining that it was ready to conduct the Open Book Examinations (OBE) on July 1 as well as on July 10.
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A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad directed Delhi University to file an affidavit detailing the schedule of final year undergraduate exams which have been postponed from July 10 to beyond August 15. The court directed the DU to file the affidavit by July 13 and list the matter for consideration on July 14.
“Why are you pushing the exams to a date beyond August 15, knowing that careers of thousands of students are at stake,” the court said, adding that the final year students have to be given passing out certificates and degrees to enable them to pursue higher education.
Further, it asked the varsity to mull over the schedule given by the UGC and come back with a firm date sheet and examination schedule.
The court was also critical of the way mock exams were conducted by the DU and referred to technical glitches during the tests. The bench did not appreciate the conduct of the varsity which has been “turning turtle” and changing stands frequently.
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