OBE Woes: Many Students Marked Absent on Marksheet

Despite appearing for the OBE examination, Many students of the Delhi University were marked absent. The results were declared last week, after which a lot of students were in a panicky situation.

The woes of the final-year students do not seem to end. First, it was the Open Book Examinations (OBE) during the pandemic, and now it is the botched up mark sheets. When the results were declared for the OBE examinations, some students observed that they had been marked absent in various subjects despite appearing for the examinations. 

Despite the lockdown and poor network, I wrote the exams and submitted online. I even got a confirmation message of submitting the answer sheets. But, in one of the four subjects, I have been marked absent. When I called the Nodal officer to raise a complaint, they also seemed confused and asked me to mail all the documents assuring that I will get the correct mark sheet in next 10-15 days, Now, admissions for masters have started in many varsities and the DU is also going to start MSC admissions in a week. The varsity should provide the correct mark sheets as soon as possible.

Dinesh, a final year student of Rajdhani College

A Chemistry teacher from Rajdhani College, Anand Prakash, said that this is a grave situation and it presents a real problem to those students who are eying for PG courses. The administration should resolve this problem at the earliest otherwise it will create greater problems as admission to PG courses are about to begin.

We issued an updated notification ten days before the announcements of results asking students not to panic if such errors or discrepancies occur. Firstly, such things are expected this year as DU conducted the online exams for the first time. Secondly, students have sent multiple answer sheets, different PDFs.

DS Rawat, DU’s officiating dean (examination)

Featured image credits:

Harsh Paliwal



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