Delhi University Exam 2020: Philosophy Teachers Against Open Book Exam
Philosophy teachers of Delhi University (DU) colleges have written to the Dean of University for reviewing the decision to hold Open Book Exam (OBE).
As teachers are against the concept of OBE, about 38 petitions have been signed. The petition requests the Delhi University to consider an assessment method similar to that of intermediate semester students.
The petition says: “University should consider the possibility of giving degrees based on their marks obtained in IA and/or on the average CGPA of 5 semesters.”
Further, teachers believe that students should be given opportunities to improve their grades by means of the pen-paper exam.
Why are DU Philosophy Professors against OBE?
The petition throws light on the major share of students hailing from economically underprivileged backgrounds or those who have returned home located in remote areas.
The petition further states that even if the online classes were conducted, many could not attend them due to poor internet connectivity or lack of computers, smartphones or laptops.
The petition also addresses the issues faced by visually impaired students during this period due to unavailability of books and study materials in Braille.