Few opt for offline test as second phase of Open Book Exam kicks off in Delhi University

Written by Sukrita Baruah
| New Delhi |

September 15, 2020 3:23:55 am

DU’s counsel, advocate Mohinder J S Rupal, mentioned eight postgraduate college students as of now have to use to international universities and DU can declare their outcomes by October 10.

The second phase of Delhi University’s Open Book Examination (OBE) kicked off on Monday with only a few college students showing for the examination in the offline bodily mode.

The first phase of the OBE for remaining yr undergraduate and postgraduate college students had been carried out fully in the net mode final month. The second phase is now being carried out for college students who didn’t try their examinations in the primary phase, and for PWD college students who want to enhance their performances. In the second phase, each offline and on-line choices have been offered.

However, solely a small minority of college students have registered for the offline mode. Out of 13,815 college students from the School of Open Learning who’ve registered for the examination, solely 3,035 have chosen the offline mode. Apart from that solely 285 college students from common schools and the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) opted for the bodily examination.

While few had opted for the bodily examination, even fewer appeared at their centres on the primary day of the exams.

Of the 46 college students from SOL who had been imagined to take the test at Deshbandhu College on Monday, the principal of the school Rajiv Aggarwal mentioned solely 22-23 college students turned up.

Payal Mago, principal of Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, additionally mentioned that solely round 50% candidates appeared on the centre. “We were supposed to have 75 candidates today but half appeared. However, we had not been expecting more since these students could also give it online if they wanted so that would be preferable for them,” she mentioned.

At Deshbandhu College, most candidates — all from SOL — who appeared for the examination mentioned that they’d missed the primary phase as a result of of lack of data.

“I had three ‘back’ papers but I didn’t even know that these exams were happening. This exam happened on August 10 and I found out about it on August 11,” mentioned Kuldeep.

Another scholar Rishikesh Rajput mentioned that he had tried the paper in the net mode in the primary phase itself however had didn’t submit. “Since I don’t know whether it will be considered or not, I wanted to give it physically this time,” he mentioned.

In some examination centres, bodily exams didn’t start on the primary day.

“Eight students had papers today and they all gave their exam online. We have one PWD student who might come for an offline exam on Tuesday,” mentioned Ramjas College principal Manoj Khanna.

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