Delhi High court on Thursday directed Delhi University to submit an affidavit detailing the mode of examination for the UG courses along with the date sheet and directed the university to file the affidavit by July 13.
The High Court also asked DU to explain in the affidavit the manner in which they are to conduct exams whether online, offline or both modes, with the complete date sheet and providing clarity to students.
A Division Bench of Justice Hima Kholi and Justice Subramonium Prasad has said that
“We all have gone through the examination process which is nerve-wracking for the students, especially during the times of COVID-19 pandemic”
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was appearing for the UGC, informed the court that the Universities are free to opt for either the online or the offline mode of conducting the examinations, keeping in mind the Standard Operating Procedures released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
The High court considered the prayer of senior advocate Sachin Dutta, representing the Delhi University, to grant some time as they have to carve out a new plan to conduct examinations in accordance with the latest guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC).