Delhi High Court has released a statement saying that they will not interfere with Delhi University’s decision of holding online examinations for final year students but it has asked the varsity, UGC, and the Central Government to find a solution for the disabled students to be able to appear for the examinations. The court said that it will not interfere with the university’s decision to take offline exams after the current situation improves, for those students who couldn’t give the online exams which are beginning from July 1.
A bench of Justices Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Asha Menon have given time till 11th June to the varsity to meet the representatives of the students with various disabilities including visual impairment etc so a hearing can take place on June 12. It has also asked all the students to prepare for the OBE that is going to be held from July 1 and not assume that they will be postponed or delayed due to these proceedings. The court is trying to figure out the problems faced by these students to help them and address all the difficulties.
The bench has also asked the varsity to stay prepared with another set of question papers so as to hold exams as soon as the colleges reopen for those who wouldn’t be able to appear in the online examinations.
The order came after the National Federation of the blind moved a plea to against DU’s decision of conduction examinations online on the ground that it violated rights of those students who are visually impaired and have other disabilities. The Federation wanted the impaired students to be promoted on the basis of heir previous semester result and/or internal assessment.