After the submission of reports with relevant points by DUTA (Delhi University Teachers Association) to HRD minister, it was expected that OBE exams will be canceled. But yesterday in a meeting with Zee News media HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that it is necessary to conduct exams for final year students. He added that intermediate students will be promoted on the basis of their internal assessment marks but this not possible for final year students.

DUTA has appealed to HRD Minister against these online exams as there are several problems with these open-book examinations. They added that not all the students have good internet facilities at their home and some of them are from very backward regions. And most importantly not all the students have study material at their home and a very low percentage of students have attended the online classes conducted by professors of Delhi University. The decision by CBSE for the cancellation of remaining exams gave the hope to final year students. DUTA has been opposing these open-book examinations from the first day but all their efforts went worthless.

As per the HRD Minister, those students who will not be able to give their final examination due to health or any serious genuine problem can give the exams when the situation gets back to normal. One more statement added that a separate committee will be formed for the evaluation process to ease the students and the students can sit for re-exam after the conditions get back to normal if not satisfied with the results. It’s the time for students to start preparing for their exams and do not keep hope for the cancellation of exams.

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