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DU Admissions 2020: ‘ECA trials should be held with all Covid related precautions’ – education

Delhi University Executive Council members on Monday demanded that the trials for further-curricular actions (ECA) should be held with all precautions for prevention of coronavirus unfold..

The challenge was raised on the Emergency EC assembly held on Monday.

The varsity had determined that the admissions to the ECA class will be held on the premise of certificates.



This 12 months, DU had determined to not maintain the ECA admissions, barring these having NCC and NSS certificates within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But it was determined in July that admissions underneath 12 classes, together with music, dance, divinity, yoga, will be held this 12 months on the premise of certificates.

Executive Council member Rajesh Jha stated they’ve acquired many letters from gurus, artistes and specialists, who steered that the trials for ECA quota admissions can be held with the precautions required for COVID-19. “Merely dependence on the certificates cannot be a sound basis of objective evaluation of the performance-based artistic skills. There should be trials for these disciplines. “In order to avoid crowding and ensure physical distancing, colleges should be allowed to conduct the ECA selection process and admissions as the admissions are statutorily within the jurisdiction of the college staff councils,” he stated.

Jha additionally stated that the difficulty of on-line open e book exams being carried out by “bypassing the statutory bodies – Academic Council and Executive Council” – was additionally raised.

“There is a very serious deviation that the anonymity of the answer scripts has not been maintained. The university has in the past upheld the ethical aspect of protecting the identity of the student (name and college) on the answer scripts,” he stated.

However, this time, the identify of the scholar is flashed on the display when the examiner opens the portal, which is a “serious compromise with confidentiality and goes against the principles of fairness and justice”, he stated.

Jha stated that the “examination was exclusionary in nature”.  Among common college students, round 4 per cent college students didn’t seem within the first part of open e book examination, which elevated to 13 per cent in case of School of Open Learning and 23.5-24 per cent in case of individuals with disabilities college students, he stated.

“Many teachers are reporting to having been assigned scripts that are not of their subjects,” he stated.

The Executive Council members additionally demanded that the varsity should carry an ordinance to soak up short-term and advert hoc lecturers.

“In violation of its own ordinance, DU has thousands of ad hoc and temporary teachers, who have been toiling hard for years without any increment, leaves and any opportunity for profession upgradation. “Even the statutory maternity leave is not available to the female ad hoc teachers. The pandemic situation has further aggravated their uncertainties,” Jha stated.

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