The Delhi High Court directed Delhi University on Tuesday to expeditiously announce the results of the final year students. This was in light of the students applying to foreign universities. Besides this, the court has also asked the varsity to create an e-mail id. This is where students can cover their requests. Along with this, they have to send details of the foreign universities where they have obtained provisional admission.
This will allow DU to send a request letter to the foreign university. The former will explain the circumstances for the postponement of exams. This will provide students with a buffer period to furnish provisional certificates to the universities.
Moreover, the varsity is asked to give an assurance to foreign universities. This means they will have to communicate that the results of concerned students will be released at the earliest.
The decision was delivered by a bench of Justices: Hima Kohli & Subramonium Prasad.
The decision on 7 July
The decision came as a result of the single judge order passed on July 7. Justice Prathiba Singh asked concerned students to mail the Dean (Examinations). Subsequently, efforts could be made by the varsity to expedite the results.
The order came on Tuesday in continuation of the one on Monday. According to it, the university shall create a new e-mail ID within a week. This information shall be circulated on its website. Also, the same will be copied to all the colleges.
Physical exams for left-over students
Another Advocate Manik Dogra representing a student brought into notice an important point. This was that the UGC has extended the timeline for final year examinations to September end. However, it has not issued any notice to central universities regarding their accommodation. He explained how the same can have disastrous consequences. This is because students will be expected to furnish their provisional certificates by the first week of September. Thus, he demanded that UGC shall issue a new advisory with respect to central universities.
The Delhi High Court has directed the university to commence exams from September 14. This was for students who couldn’t attend the OBE. The university will have to arrange for their stay and transport to the capital.