The Delhi University Teachers’ Association(DUTA) has recently conducted a survey of over 50,000 DU students regarding their opinion on varsity decision to hold online Open Book Exams(OBE). As per the result of the survey, about 85% of the respondents are not in the position to appear for the Online OBEs.
Earlier in this month Delhi University administration has announced its proposal to conduct the Open Book Examination for the Final year undergraduate as well as postgraduate students in the month of July.
This was immediately opposed by the majority of the students as well as the teachers. Responding to this, Delhi University Teachers have also written an open letter to the DU Vice Chancellor opposing the proposal of conducting the OBEs.
DUTA has conducted a survey on the preparedness of such examinations, to which about 51,435 students have responded, out of which 92% were undergraduate students, among which around 50% students were those who are out station students.
The DUTA survey has also found that about 33.7% of students were not able to attend their online classes which are being held by the university during this lockdown period due to the lack of resources or due to their socio economic status. While the other 38.5% of the students have attended less than 50 percent of the classes held so far.
Students are also complaining about the uneven proliferation of the study materials, with 11.9% respondents saying that they haven’t received any study material during this lockdown period, while about 38.1% saying that they are not able to access the study materials being sent by their respective faculties.