Due to COVID-19 crisis, many exams are postponed or cancelled across the country. Slowly, many boards have started releasing the dates for pending exams.
Following the suit, Delhi University (DU) has released the tentative date sheet for open book examinations for all students on its official website. The date sheet has been released for semester/annual mode July 2020 exams.
According to the datesheet released on the official website of Delhi University, students in the Choice Based Credit System (2015-17) have exams from July 1 to July 11.
For final-semester BSc Honours students of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and others, exams will be held from July 1. While for BA Honours in English, Hindi, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and others, exams will begin on July 2.
However, teachers and student bodies have earlier criticised DU’s decision to hold the exams in ‘open-book’ mode online, terming it ‘discriminatory’ and ‘unfair’.
Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) had also said that ‘open-book’ mode online is not viable for a large University like DU, with its diverse student population.
The teachers’ body said that ‘open-book’ examination was very different from the kind of tests DU students are used to and will thus increase the anxiety of large sections of students