High court agrees with DU's decision for open book examinations

Delhi High Court agreed with the decision of Delhi University (DU) to conduct online open-book examinations (OBEs) for final year students from August 10 to 31.

DU's decision to conduct an OBE was challenged in the High Court under the guidelines of the University Grants Commission. While giving the verdict on the petition, a bench of Justice Pratiba M Singh directed that the candidates be informed through auto-generated e-mail that their answer sheet had been accepted.

The bench also directed that the mobile numbers and email and central email IDs of the nodal officers should be uploaded on the website. Also, the Common Service Centers earmarked for OBEs asked them to set up centers for students who do not have facilities to give OBEs.

The bench said that from downloading the question paper to uploading the answer sheet, there should also be a Grievance Redressal Officer to diagnose the problems of the students. The Bench also directed the Grievance Redressal Committee headed by retired Justice Pratibha Rani.