Delhi University Defers Final Year Exams Due to increase in COVID-19 – StepInCollege

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Delhi University Defers Final Year Exams

 

Delhi University: Decisions on tests for students from other semesters will be made "at a later date," according to DU. Officials from Delhi University announced on Sunday that final year exams would be postponed due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the district. Exams for the final year and semester were scheduled to start on May 15, but will now start on June 1. They will be held in an open-book format and will be performed online. In view of the current COVID situation, the Delhi University administration has agreed to postpone the final year exams by two weeks.

"DU's Dean of Examinations, D S Rawat, said: "On Saturday, we had a meeting with all of the department heads and deans. The vice-chancellor presided over the conference. It was agreed to postpone the exams until June 1 "DU's Dean of Examinations, D S Rawat, said. “In the exam branch alone, there are 16 positive cases, and we lost two of them on Sunday morning. As a result, the exam branch will be closed for three days. Since exams are dependent on faculty and students, these two weeks will give the situation time to settle,” Rawat said. Rawat said that the decision on intermediate semester exams would be made later. He said the review division has been fighting coronavirus, and two workers, a section officer, and a contractual worker died of COVID-19 on Sunday morning. When asked whether the exams could be postponed past June 1, he said it was not possible.

"Some students have received work offers, but they must wait for their final grades to accept them. Students have also applied to international universities and are anticipating results in a short period of time "he said Teachers have until May 10 to apply their question papers. Exam postponements and even cancellations have been requested by teachers and students.

The Delhi University Teachers' Association had previously written to acting vice-chancellor PC Joshi, demanding that the exams be postponed. “Many department heads have already written to the Dean of Examinations, demanding that final year/semester exams be postponed due to the high number of COVID positive cases among students and teachers. Once again, the University must be responsive to the situation that students and teachers are in – no one is currently in a position to write or perform exams. As a result, we respectfully recommend that you consider canceling all exams for all students and deciding on alternate methods of evaluating students.

"The university needs to be responsive to the situation that students and teachers are in right now — no one is in a position to write or administer exams." As a result, we respectfully recommend that you consider canceling all exams for all students and deciding on alternate methods of evaluating students. In a letter dated April 30, they stated that "deadlines for submission of internal assessments must be extended."

The new decision refers to students in their final semester or year. The online open book test mode will be used to administer the deferred exams. “It would be impossible for us to delay the exams any further because evaluating and declaring results on time will be challenging. Many students have work offers as well as offers from international universities, and they need their results quickly,” Rawat said. Decisions on tests for students in other semesters will be made "at a later date," according to the university.

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