DU Exams 2020: MHRD Asks DU To Postpone OBE, Says Source

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University of Delhi: There have been ongoing speculations regarding the further postponement of the Open Book Examinations (OBE) by the University of Delhi. A source close to the Ministry of Human Resource Development has informed that the Ministry had asked the University to further postpone the OBE for the final year students. There has been no official notification on the University’s website as of now. The official date, therefore, for the commencement of the OBE is July 10, according to the last notification.

The Union HRD Minister chaired a meeting with the DU officials to discuss the DU Admissions 2020 and the CBSE results.

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The MHRD has also asked the universities to keep their admission portals open till the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) are held to accommodate the students appearing for these examinations. The new academic session is likely to commence in November 2020.

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) released a new set of guidelines on July 6, mandating the examinations for the final year students that are to be conducted by the end of September 2020 in offline mode or online or a blend of the two.

Meanwhile, there has been a cry of distress from the final year students who appeared for the mock tests. The students shared the snippets of failed registrations for the examinations, a crashed website, allotment of incorrect question papers, inaccessibility to the CSCs, etc. The students trended #DUAgainstOnlineExams on Twitter to highlight their grievances. The decision to hold the OBE has subsequently been challenged in the High Court of Delhi.

The University has informed the Court that the students who fail to appear for the OBE or upload their answer scripts will be given a one-time opportunity to appear in the conventional mode of examinations when held in September, subject to conditions normalizing.

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