Only 18 schools have decided to hold exams using alternative modes, including WhatsApp and email.
Delhi High Court asked JNU’s Board of Studies (BoS) of Schools and Special Centre to setup discussion and give recommendations on the conducting of end-semester examinations and remaining classes. Only 18 schools have decided to hold exams using alternative modes, including WhatsApp and email. Two others have decided to conduct exams with a mix of regular and alternative modes. Two schools among the other 13 have decided to conduct exams again using the regular mode and have asked to cancel the exams held via alternative mode.
JNU Schools that have agreed with the conduction of exams through alternative modes are the School of Environmental Studies (SES), School of Biotechnology, and Special Centre for Molecular Medicine. The School of International Studies has recommended that any semester examination that was held using alternative modes should be conducted again using the regular mode by February 14. Agreeing with the School of International Studies, the School of Languages, Literature & Culture Studies stated that the exams held via alternative modes should be held again using regular modes, and winter semester classes should begin only after the end of the end-semester examinations, but not after February 14.
Earlier, JNU held end-semester exams through emails and WhatsApp after the teachers and students announced to boycott exams due to hostel fee hike. The matter later went to the court and the HC asked the BoS to give an explanation on conducting exams through alternate modes without completing the number of classes. In another hearing, the HC has asked BoS to place its recommendations before the Academic Council (AC) for deliberations.