DU Final Year OBE 2020: The Delhi University on Thursday announced the new date sheet and made available the link for the upcoming DU open book exam (OBE) Admit Card 2020. However, some users pointed out a serious data privacy breach while downloading the same from the official portal. Also Read - St.Stephen's College to Penalise Hostellers Rs 100 Per Day For Not Vacating Rooms
According to a Twitter user, anyone with a ‘Gateway Password’ as asked on the DU website – which should ideally be different for all users – could download admit cards of all students appearing for the final year OBE exam on July 10. Also Read - DU Final Year University Exams 2020: Online Hearing on Online Exam, DU Lawyer's System Crashes
The technical error is a serious data breach as the admit cards possess a lot of personal details of a candidate like – the student’s phone number, email ID, home address, as well as details like father’s name, student type and subject course. As a result, it poses a grave danger from potential stalkers for many students appearing for the exam. Also Read - Delhi University Final Year OBE 2020: Online Exams Postponed Till August, DU Tells High Court
While the situation is being tackled, exam candidates must note that the new datesheet for DU Final Year OBE 2020 is out on the official website – du.ac.in. Candidates can also download their DU Admit Cards from the website.
The Delhi University also asked students to send any queries they have and report discrepancies to the Dean of Examinations at the official email address – firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Earlier, 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 the v