Manish Sisodia, not long ago, on his twitter handle, notified the citizens that the Delhi Government has decided to cancel the Delhi State University examinations including the final year examinations.
This decision of the Delhi Government comes keeping in view the chaos created by COVID-19 pandemic in the state. “In the light of major disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, Delhi Government has decided to cancel all Delhi State University exams, including final exams.”
He also added that degrees will be provided to the final year students of Delhi State Universities on the basis of evaluation criteria decided by the particular university for its students. His full-fledged delivery of this decision calls it unjust to conduct exams during COVID-19 pandemic.
The Universities of Delhi State have been already notified to prepare an evaluation/assessment criteria for the students. Deputy CM Sisodia added the exams can’t be held due to the fear of COVID-19, and it is important that students be given their degrees to not hinder their future employment prospects. He added that the unprecedented times require unprecedented decisions. The suggestion that comes from him is to evaluate the students on the basis of their past performance and award them degrees.
“Delhi government hopes that the announcement will bring relief to the lakhs of students who couldn’t study due to pandemic.”, said Sisodia.
This decision comes in contrast to the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) earlier this month, which says that exams should be conducted by the end of September. However, Arvind Kejriwal, the CM of Delhi has written to Central Government persuading them to take a similar decision for all the universities.
NOTE: This decision is not applicable to the students of the University of Delhi because the University of Delhi is a central university. This decision is only for the Delhi State Universities.