Technical glitches mar DU’s mock exams

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Delhi University’s much talked mock exams was marred by technical glitches. The final year students faced issues in downloading question papers and uploading answer sheets. This is the second instance of students complaining of glitches during mock exams.

Earlier, when the exams were scheduled from July 10, the university had held mock exams and students complained of technical issues.

Abha Dev Habib, treasurer of the Delhi University Teachers’ Association, said they received mails throughout the day from students who faced difficulties.

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“It is unfortunate that instead of taking special measures to ease situations for students, getting degree has been made much harder for terminal semester students. How many mock drills these students will have to face,” Habib asked.

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The DUTA and student bodies have been opposing the open book exams but the university has decided to go ahead with them. A student, who took the mock exams, complained that the website did not work properly when he tried to download the question papers.

A student of the university said while uploading answer sheets, she found that out of the six sheets, only four were uploaded and the remaining two kept on showing their status as “uploading” but later disappeared. “After three failed attempts, the two remaining sheets were finally uploaded.

Other students complained that they could not even access the site and only got error codes. Calls and messages to Dean (Examinations) Vinay Gupta remained unanswered, many students claimed.

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