New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: Teachers and student bodies of University of Delhi have expressed massive 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.

"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," DUTA was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

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While raising the Internet connectivity and cybersecurity issue, Delhi University's Executive Council's Member Rajesh Jha told PTI that DU's examination system is 'not cultivated' for open book examinations and that too, if it's supposed to be given from home.


Students from all over the university have stormed on to the Twitter to express their end of displeasure with the 'unilateral' decision of the DU administration to conduct open-textbook exams via online mode.

"BTW, DU does NOT have its own online education infrastructure, most colleges rely on Skype/Zoom. DU's IT Dept can't process WiFi applications, and YET they are leveraging the future of an entire generation of students against this system for some good PR. DUAgainstOnlineExams," a student from DU's Delhi School of Journalism wrote on Twitter.

"Erratic stances, delayed responses, ambiguity, never ending Red-tapism are some of the other problems students have always faced in the University of Delhi. Its indifference to the students from different backgrounds is yet another. #DUAgainstOnlineExams," another Twitter user wrote.

"History will remember that when the premier Universities around the world were busy doing cutting edge research in support of the fight against Covid, Delhi University was busy finding ways to harass students. Our universities have failed the society. #DUAgainstOnlineExams," another Twitter user Neel Madhav wrote.

According to (INTEC) Indian National Teachers Congress, 45 per cent of the university's students are from outside Delhi and a major chunk of them from the rural hinterland.

"These outstation students had gone to their homes during semester break without taking along their books and notes. Also, students from northeastern India and Jammu and Kashmir do not have access to the Internet," INTEC convener Pankaj Garg was quoted as saying by PTI.



(With PTI Inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan