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Challenge Against Delhi University Open Book Exams: Live Updates From Delhi HC Hearing

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31 July 2020 7:19 AM GMT
Challenge Against Delhi University Open Book Exams: Live Updates From Delhi HC Hearing

The Delhi High Court is hearing a batch of pleas challenging the decision of Delhi University to conduct online Open Book Examinations for final-year students.

Justice Pratibha M. Singh will be presiding over the matter.

In the previous hearing, the Court had issued notice in a fresh plea challenging DU's decision to conduct #OnlineOBE. DU was directed to submit a response to the plea by July 30. A report on the Common Service Centres (CSC) across the country was also sought.

The Court, amidst concerns on the proper facilitation of Online OBE, was informed that a committee of 4 members would be constituted post the exams to look into the grievances that may be faced by students while taking online exams.

It was further brought to the notice of the Court that DU had failed to provide the list of students who would be appearing in the online exams to CSC Academy. Further, services of the CSC had only been engaged for the conduct of the exams and not the mock tests.

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Live Updates

  • 31 July 2020 7:47 AM GMT

    Hearing has concluded.

    Matter will now be listed on August 4, 3pm.

    Petitions such as Mandeep Singh and others, will also be listed along with Anupam. 

  • 31 July 2020 7:42 AM GMT

    Adv. Sunieta Ojha in Anupam submits that Counter for MHRD has been filed and it will be identical. The same is recorded.

    Justice Singh also records that both the UGC Guidelines have not been challenged. 

  • 31 July 2020 7:41 AM GMT

    Justice Singh continues her Order. She notes that Adv. Rupal has provided the order in the Akshay Lakra case.

    Adv. Rupal requests for the matter to be taken place on 4th or 5th, as he won’t be available before Monday. 

  • 31 July 2020 7:40 AM GMT

    Adv. Kurup submits that if there are colleges which have done that, then it’s wrong. Additionally, IITs/IIMs doing the same is different as UGC doesn’t concern them.

    Justice Singh, “Are you saying that you’re higher than IITs/IIMs ?”

  • 31 July 2020 7:40 AM GMT

    Adv. Kurup submits that some time will be taken as he would have to call up thousands of colleges.

    Justice Singh states that there are colleges which have used a different evaluation processes. 

  • 31 July 2020 7:36 AM GMT

    Adv. Shivankar Sharma brings up the problems afflicting the portals, but Justice Singh says that UGC cannot answer that.

    Justice Singh directs the UGC Counsel to file a counter on mode of examination, format of the exam, and the timings etc. by Monday. 

  • 31 July 2020 7:36 AM GMT

    Justice Pratibha Singh begins the order by noting that Counters are yet to be filed. She asks Adv. Kurup why the UGC has not filed the same.

    Adv. Kurup requests Justice Singh to direct for the filing of an Affidavit on a specific issue. 

  • 31 July 2020 7:33 AM GMT

    Sr. Adv. Sachin Dutta submits to the Court that the UGC has to take a stand regarding whether final exams can be based on internal marks.

    Adv. Rupal says that the matter cannot proceed as the 6th July guidelines are in place. 

  • 31 July 2020 7:31 AM GMT

    Adv. Rupal seeks for an adjournment as he is scheduled to leave out of station. But, Justice Singh wants to hear the Anupam matter and she remarks that Adv. Rupal had the matter for a month now. 

  • 31 July 2020 7:30 AM GMT

    Justice Singh notes that the SC matter has now been adjourned to 10th August, when the OBE is scheduled to start. She states that Mandeep Singh will be adjourned, but she will hear the Anupam matter. 

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