Delhi University allows online open book examination
Many students have filed a petition in the High Court, terming OBE as unfair and unjust. The petition states that many students do not have internet or high-speed internet.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday allowed the University of Delhi (DU) to conduct the Online Open Book Examination (OBE) for the final year. A bench of Justice Pratibha M Singh has ordered the Delhi University to follow the instructions of the examinations.
The court, in its order, also said that the candidates should be given an extra hour to upload their answers on the Internet. A copy of the question should also be provided on the e-mail of the students along with the online portal. Furthermore, the DU administration has to ensure that the pressure on the answer sheets does not disrupt the central online system.
The court said in its order that if any student has a complaint, they should inform the complaint cell within 48 hours. If the complaint is not resolved, the committee headed by former Delhi High Court judge Pratibha Rani will look into the matter.
Many students have filed a petition in the High Court, calling the OBE as unfair and unjust. The petition states that many students do not have internet or high-speed internet. In addition, some students have limited materials and books to study online, which will cause them a lot of trouble in the exam.
The petitioners say that the University of Delhi should evaluate the assignment paper or project-based paper or give marks based on the internal evaluation.