DU Final Year OBE 2020: The Delhi University (DU) on Wednesday told Delhi High Court that the final year open book exams (OBE) that were scheduled to be held from July 10 have been postponed till August, or until further notice. The fresh dates of the DU Final Year OBE 2020 will be released on the official website – du.ac.in.Also Read - NTA Likely to Release DU LLB Entrance Exam Result 2021 at du.ac.in. | Details Inside
Last week, the DU website came under the scanner after students found a data security breach while downloading their DU OBE Admit Card 2020. Also Read - DU Admissions Under Third Cut-off List to Begin Today
Meanwhile, many students and teachers will be relieved at the varsity’s decision over growing fears regarding the coronavirus pandemic in the national capital. Also Read - DU Third Cut-Off List Released, Admission Process to Start From Monday. 10 Things to Know
Congress leader Kapil Sibal had also voiced against conducting university exams amid the pandemic crisis and said that online tests are “discriminatory” for students who come from the lower financial strata or difficult situations at home.
Many professors, staff members and students of the Delhi University strongly opposed the idea of an open book exam instead of regular final year exams due to several constraints like technological difficulties like proper internet connection, economic hardships, dislocation of students from their families, and/or challenging household environment in many cases.
At least eight students and several teachers have been detained for protesting against DU’s decision to conduct OBEs in place of regular exams.