Delhi University tells the High Court that Undergraduate Results can and will not be declared before the end of October.
Undergraduate Final year students have been caught off guard by the pandemic- especially the ones who had to go abroad for higher studies. The uncertainty that comes along with COVID- 19 is looming large on the horizons of the final year students as they scramble to get hold of degrees and mark sheets which they can submit along with their applications for international higher studies.
Most universities are closing in on their application submission deadlines, and this has caused students great stress. With this as the backdrop, DU has informed the High Court that it will be impossible for them to declare results before October end since it is short of both manpower and resources.
However, the University did tell the court that there are seventeen Postgraduate students who have applied for confidential marksheets since they are aiming at going abroad for higher studies. These would be sent to the foreign universities so that these students can take admission there by September 29th.
With regards to the Undergraduate Students, the University informed the court that 342 students have applied for provisional results and they have been given to 175 of them. 147 students have also sent incomplete details, and university officials have tried to contact them. The University also added that the provisional results of 43 students will be provided to foreign universities as soon as possible.
The University updated the court saying that 72 percent of mark sheets have been evaluated. It also said that students applying in Indian Universities should be given admission on a provisional basis till December 30th.
The University doesn’t make such a compelling case for the delay in providing marksheets when they say that they are low on manpower. Students shouldn’t be bearing the brunt of the University’s inability to provide them with degrees. The Ministry of Education must look into this, otherwise many students may not be able to take admission in foreign universities this year.
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