November 19, 2020: Delhi University (DU) has directed nodal officers to resolve pending cases of students in Online Open Book Exams (OBE) 2020. Many students who have appeared for OBE 2020 are either marked absent or still waiting for their results.
University of Delhi (DU) has asked nodal officers of respective affiliated colleges and department level to complete the OBE 2020 evaluation process for all pending cases under consultation with respective principals.
D S Rawat, Dean of Examinations released an official notification stating that in view of the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic times, pending cases of absentees or result awaited of OBE 2020 exam will be handled by department, colleges, institutions, or center level.
DS Rawat further added that students will have to submit an application to their concerned nodal officers, whose results are shown absent, not been rectified, or results are still awaited. All such grievances should be resolved at college or department level, he added.
Additionally, Nodal officers at their respective departments, colleges, institutions, and center level are needed to send only the student’s marks of OBE 2020 exams to the Electronic Data Processing (EDP) cell of the examination wing.
Along with student’s marks, they are also directed to send important details of students such as roll number, subject code, paper title, etc.
However, this move of Delhi University has already drawn criticism from a few sections stating that the varsity’s way of evading responsibility would create issues as teachers who taught students would now be evaluating Open Book Exams 2020 answer scripts.
A nodal officer at Kirori Mal College (KMC), Rakesh Pandey stated that this college-level evaluation is happening for the first time. He said that many nodal officers have already recommended internal assessment procedures but Delhi University went ahead with OBC.
Mr. Rakesh further added, “Now, this is a kind of internal assessment. The same teachers who taught students are now being told to evaluate. DU has transferred its problems to colleges.”
A nodal officer at the College of Vocational Studies (CVS), Kumar Ashutosh said that the new process of evaluation and entire processing with principals and teachers will take more time.
In response to this, DS Rawat replied, at present, their major concern is to resolve the grievances of students. Hence, the Delhi University authority felt that it can be solved at the fastest speed at the college or department level.