Delhi University will be conducting the second phase of the open-book exams for those final year undergraduate and postgraduate students, from 14th September.
Delhi University will be conducting the second phase of the Open-Book Examination (OBE) for those final year undergraduate and postgraduate students who could not appear in the first phase of the examinations, which were held online from 10th August to 31st August. For the second phase, students have been given the option to either write the exam online or at the university’s examination centres.
According to the University’s examination branch, as many as 2,53,677 final year undergraduate and postgraduate students were to appear in the OBE exams this year. However, around 2,12,256 had appeared in the first phase of OBE.
Of the 12,000 students, who have registered to appear in the second phase of Delhi University’s open-book exams (OBE), only 3,000 will take the exams physically, officials said. The exams are scheduled to begin from September 14.
As maximum students opt for the online mode, university officials claim ‘success’ of the first phase of online OBE. However, several students have a sour experience to share.
“Many of us do not know what is worse- appearing for exams online with our poor internet connections and barely functioning laptops, or taking the risk of physically appearing for the examination, which is likely to affect ourselves and our families”Gargi Dutta, a final year undergraduate student from Patna.
“My economic background should not determine whether I can write an exam safely. I understand the need of the hour, but this is truly disappointing.”Jamia, an MA History student
Meanwhile, according the the guidelines – all candidates will have to fill in a self-declaration form stating that they are not tested COVID19 positive in recent time, after which they will be allowed entry at the exam centres.