According to reports, Delhi University told the Delhi High Court that the final-year exams will begin from August 17, in open-book examination, or OBE, mode.
The university will begin the examinations on August 17 and conclude by September 8 for the final semester, or final year students of all undergraduate and postgraduate courses including School of Open Learning (SOL) and Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB).
“For such students who are unable to appear in the examinations in OBE mode remotely, it has been decided to conduct an additional phase of examinations through online/offline/blended mechanism, for the purpose of providing another opportunity to the students,” said DU’s affidavit.
These examinations will be held after two weeks from the date of conclusion of the DU open book exam on September 8.
Earlier, on July 9, while hearing a petition, the Delhi High Court had instructed DU to file an affidavit detailing the exam schedule. The final-year exams have been postponed twice, creating confusion among students. The court also asked DU to explain the mode of examination it would be adopting.
The online open book exams were originally scheduled to begin on July 1 and were later postponed to July 10. DU has said that the date sheet for postgraduates programmes and professional courses shall be released on or before July 20.