DU Semester Exams 2022 likely to be held in offline mode, check details
The University has now been given an extrapolation time of 30 minutes to appear in the examination along with the additional choice in questions to students as one time provision.
DU Semester Exams 2022 likely to be held in offline mode despite students protest
Despite the strong opposition from the students, Delhi University is all set to begin the semester exams in offline mode for the ongoing semester soon. Students from Delhi University have raised the demand for open-book examinations from this academic year. Taking to Twitter, hundreds of students have expressed their views in support of the open-book examination, and protests were also being held by them to conduct the exams online mode. However, Delhi University has asked the demonstrating students to focus on their studies instead of protesting and complaining.
Students had been raising concerns that they have not appeared for a physical mode of examination for the last two years and it will be difficult for them to write the exams. To help them, the University has now been given an extrapolation time of 30 minutes to appear in the examination along with the additional choice in questions. It must be noted that this provision is a one-time measure just to get them back to their traditional mode of learning.
In an interview with an English daily, DS Rawat, dean (exams), DU, says, "Students had raised their concerns to us that a pandemic forced them to take online exams which had reduced their writing speed." He further added that 'students' degrees will lose value if they do not write offline exams. After college, they will have to appear for competitive exams which will be held in offline mode only.
Providing extra 30 minutes of time to students will make them useful to the earlier method of learning in the pre-pandemic era.
It must be noted that the decision to conduct the exam in offline mode was taken considering that the physical classes were resumed in February and students have now gotten use to of coming to campus. Nevertheless, students are left unhappy with the university's response and several of them have also voiced their views on social media.