A group of teachers of Delhi University has written into the varsity to scrap open novel mode of evaluation. The term examinations could commence in July as per UGC guidelines.
Since Delhi University has opted for an open-book manner for July examination to follow social distancing guidelines proposed by the authorities, the decision has obtained negative reviews. A group of teachers in the Department of Physics and Astrophysics has compared this evaluation and also have written to scrap this type of exam.
The letter signed by 99 teachers of this varsity contained reasons in carrying forward online teaching-learning, uneven instruction, compromising on laboratory work, and absence of consultation among others.
“In pushing OBE”, 99 teachers from various schools and Physics departments of the varsity stated, “The University has been abdicating its constitutional duty to give equal academic and evaluation related opportunities to all students no matter the background,” according to NDTV report.
From the open book examination, pupils are allowed to get some other accepted tools like the internet, or study material such as textbooks, class and lecture notes during exams.
Also, the teachers of this department have alleged that the college did not consult with the teachers and pupil representatives before settling on book exams. “No contingency procedure has been held in arriving at a decision that can impact lakhs of students,” they further said.
Meanwhile, the DU has introduced the last date sheet for undergraduate evaluation. The varsity has educated on Friday that the entire duration of the online examination, OBE for the differently-abled pupils will be 5 hours.