Congress student’s wing, National Students Union of India (NSUI) has addressed PC Joshi, Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University, urging him to call off the scheduled final term examinations for third year students of the varsity taking cognizance of the prevailing pandemic situation. NSUI Secretary Lokesh Chugh opines it is not feasible to conduct the end-term exams as the nation is in the middle of a crisis.
Letter of NSUI
The letter written by NSUI reads, “India is facing a double crisis situation wherein, on one hand, the country is already fighting against the pandemic and in the middle of that we are now also fighting against the new epidemic that is Black Fungus.”Lokesh, while urging the authorities to call off the exams, further wrote, “The situation is deteriorating and is out of control of the government, In such conditions, it is not at all justified to put additional pressure on students regarding the examination.”NSUI in demand to the vice-chancellor and the government to cancel the examinations also said, “If not then NSUI will be bound to come on streets and protest for the student community.”
As per the latest notification dated 20th May 2021 released by the varsity, the final year examinations stand postponed. The May/June examinations for the end term final year students scheduled to begin from 1st June 2021 will now begin from 7th June 2021. In accordance with the above, the notification also stated that all the date sheets that had been previously released by the varsity regarding the conduct of examinations from 15th May 2021 have been withdrawn. It further said that the updated date sheets for the even semesters will be released in due course of time and can be accessed on the official website.
The move came as a result of the tenacious demands by students and The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA). The varsity had also suspended online classes for two weeks.Later on the same day, the varsity took to twitter and announced that the fourth-semester students of three-year undergraduate (UG) courses will be evaluated on assignment based examinations (ABE) mode whereas as far as second-semester students are concerned, the decision for their examination shall be taken in due course of time.
Final Datesheet of OBE End Semester Examinations, Guidelines
The varsity released the Final Date sheet of June 2021 Semester (OBE) examinations on Thursday, 20th May 2021 for the admissions of 2015 to 2018 on the official delhi university website (http://www.du.ac.in/).
The update on the final datesheet of June-2021 OBEs includes Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) II/IV/VI Semester Exams, Annual Mode (Part-I/II/III) Exams, and B. Tech Computer Science Under Graduate Programme Part-II/III/ (Semester IV, V).
The released list includes the date sheets of the following courses:
- B.A. (Hons) Semester- II/IV/VI
- B. Com (Hons) Semester-II/IV/VI
- B.Sc.(Honours) Semester-II/IV/VI
- B.Sc.(Programme) Semester-II/IV/VI
- B.Sc. Mathematical Sciences Semester-II/IV/VI
- B. Com. Semester –II/IV/VI
- B.A.(Programme) Semester- II/IV/VI
- Ability Enhancement Sem. II
- Generic Elective Sem.II/IV
- B.A.(Hons) English & Political Science Part-I/II/III Annual Exams (SOL)
- B. Com (Hons) Part-I/II/III Annual Exams (SOL)
- B. Com (Programme) Part-I/II/III Annual Exams (NCWEB & SOL)
- B.A. (Programme) Part-III Annual Exams (NCWEB & SOL)
The date-sheet further mentions, “This is a special measure for the academic session 2020-21 because of the Covid-19- Pandemic. The duration for examination is three hours only and one hour can be taken in addition to three hours for downloading question papers and scanning, uploading Answer sheets. The Total duration shall be Four (04) hours. For the PWD students, the total duration shall be six (06) hours.”
Check the guidelines here: Download here