Declare Course Wise Results for OBE, High Court Directs DU

The Delhi High Court, on Wednesday, has directed the University of Delhi (DU) to give details of courses whose results for Open Book Examinations (OBE) have been declared.

On 18th November 2020, The Delhi Court directed the DU authorities to give details of courses whose results for the Open Book Examinations (OBE) have been declared.

Delhi University shall file an affidavit within five days stating the courses whose results are declared and the ones that are still pending. It should also mention when the remaining results would be declared

Justice Prathiba M Singh stated.

This comes after various students reported their grievances regarding their final year results that have not been declared yet, despite the examinations being conducted in the month of August. Students expressed their anguish and concerns, as they are unable to enroll for higher studies and postgraduate admissions due to the delay in the DU results. Some of them also claimed that though they had appeared in the OBE exams, they have been marked absent in the results. 

Read: Students Marked ‘Absent’ in Open Book Exams (OBE) Asked to Retake Exam

The High Court has directed the varsity to also look into this aspect and file the affidavit before November 25th, 2020. 

Postgraduate admissions in various institutions, including DU, require the submission of undergraduate results and mark sheets. The delay in the declaration of our results can lead to students losing the opportunity to apply to the reputed post-graduate programmes since most of their last dates have either passed or almost near. There were also some students who were mistakenly marked absent or failed in some of the papers. I’m afraid if something like that happens with me too, I might lose a lot of time in getting it reevaluated.

A final year student of Gargi College, regarding the recently held OBEs.

The High Court has listed the case for further hearing on November 26, 2020. Dean of Examination, Professor D.S. Rawat has been directed to join the videoconferencing proceeding on the next date.

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