A graduate from the College of Vocational Studies (CVS) got in touch with DU Beat recently regarding a mix-up with their fourth, fifth and sixth-semester examination results in 2021 and 2022, leading to them being unable to receive their undergraduate degree and being asked to wait, practically for two years in order to reappear for their fifth and sixth semester exams, of which the college seems to have no prior record.
The student, who prefers to remain anonymous, claims that in November 2021, while the University had shifted to the online mode due to the COVID-19 virus, they had appeared for her fourth-semester examination given through the open book format and mostly depending on internal assessment. However, afterwards, it was brought to their notice that the examination results from that semester were not uploaded on Delhi University’s website. When they approached faculty within their department as well as the dean (Dr Inderjit Dagar), B. Voc in Small and Medium Enterprises, she was asked to simply wait citing that it may be an administrative lag. It’s important to note here, that the student was suffering from COVID at the time and due to the online mode, most of the correspondence was taking place while they were in their hometown, Gorakhpur.
By the time of their fifth-semester examinations in January 2022, the fourth-semester results were still nowhere to be found. This was also when colleges returned to the offline mode. Upon approaching the examination head at CVS, it transpired that there was in fact, no record of their fourth-semester examination form with the college and hence, they’d have to reappear for the fourth-semester examinations along with their sixth-semester one. However, even after doing so, she encountered a similar issue after her final undergraduate wherein her fifth and sixth examination results were also not uploaded on the website, once again. At this point, they started working in Bangalore and required their university results for further placements. They claim to have their fifth and sixth-semester exam registration forms as well.
Upon approaching the college and the South Campus administration through email, they didn’t receive a response to emails supposedly. This was during the time when the student was still not in Delhi as she had started working in Bangalore. When they raised the matter that she wouldn’t be able to submit the proof of examination offline due to the aforementioned reason, one South Campus administration member supposedly responded,
“Aapka matter hai, aap khud nahi aaogi toh phir hum kya kar sakte hai?” (it’s your matter, if you yourself don’t come then what can we do)
After managing to get the documents physically submitted in Delhi, they allege that they received a lacking response from the University, which now asked them to resit for their fifth and sixth semester exams again, as the college had no record of their results. They were also told that they should’ve never been allowed to sit for the following two semesters if they hadn’t received the fourth semester exams, in the first place. In order to do this, they would end up receiving their degree after two years eventually and moreover, miss out on additional grades through internal assessment. This would also interfere with their higher education and further job opportunities.
They expressed their disappointment in CVS, stressing that the college refuses to acknowledge that they ill-advised them, causing a great deal of stress and mental burden. They also added that they were taken aback by the University’s inefficient response given the gravity of the situation and their insensitivity towards their circumstances.
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