DU to Release Pending Results of UG & PG by Nov 30, Delhi HC Sends Ultimatum; Read Full Story

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Delhi University will declare pending results for various postgraduate and undergraduate courses by November 30. Delhi High Court notified on Tuesday that DU's "neck is on board" if it does not. Read full story here.

The High Court had previously asked Delhi University and its examiners to expedite the online open book examination (OBE) evaluation process and, preferably, to report the results to the students by the first week of October.

The submission was made in response to an application alleging that there had been a breach of the earlier order of the court when DU had undertaken to declare all the results by 31 October.

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The Board of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad noted the submission made by the DU counsel that the remaining results of the postgraduate and undergraduate courses should be declared by 30 November.

The bench postponed the order waiting for the updated instructions of DU counsel Mohinder Rupal.

"Your neck is on the board if you don't," said the bench orally, stating the matter for a hearing on December 2. The bench also raised questions about the filing of the application in the petition. 

The High Court had previously disposed of two pleas by law student Prateek Sharma and the National Federation of Blind seeking to set up effective mechanisms for visually impaired and specially-enabled students in order to provide them with appropriate educational instructions and to provide them with teaching materials through the online mode of teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The court questioned the maintainability of the application and asked petitioner Sharma why he had filed the application in an already decided case.

"Why did you file an application in a matter of decision. Answer us first on sustainability and not on merit... We have reservations about entertaining the request in the petition," the bench said.

The petitioner, represented by H S Hora, stated in the application that DU had violated the order of 12 October, in which it had itself undertaken to comply with the timeline for the declaration of results of the PG and UG courses, and that the final results had to be reported by 31 October.

On 12 October, the High Court also ordered the varsity to upload the mark sheets to its website and that no student should be asked to physically come to collect them.

The High Court had previously asked the University of Delhi and its examiners to expedite the online open book examination (OBE) assessment process and, preferably, to report the results to the students by the first week of October.

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