In a recent hearing by the Delhi High Court, Delhi University(DU) informed the court that the pending results for UG and PG students will be declared by 30 November 2020. The submission was made in response to an application which alleged that the varsity was violating the Courts earlier order which states the results to be declared by 31 October 2020. Delhi High Court, on Tuesday, observed that Delhi University’s “neck is on board” if it fails to do that.
The Open Book Examination or OBE mode was adopted by Delhi University to conduct the semester-end examination of the terminal year undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. The exam was conducted way back in August 2020, but still, the varsity hasn’t declared the results of various courses.
A bench constituted of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad noted to the submission made by the counsel for DU that the remaining results of undergraduate and postgraduate courses shall be declared by 30 November 2020.
The bench deferred the order waiting for updated instructions of DU’s counsel Mohinder Rupal and raised questions over filing of the application in a disposed petition. The bench orally observed and listed the matter for hearing on 2 December 2020.
The Delhi High Court also disposed of two pleas by law student Prateek Sharma and National Federation of the Blind. The plea sought for setting up effective mechanisms for visually impaired and specially-abled students so that they are provided with proper educational instructions. This was in addition to providing them with teaching material through online mode of teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. The court disposed of the plea application citing that it was an already decided matter.
The High Court had earlier directed the varsity to declare the OBE result latest by 31 October 2020 and also upload the mark sheet of the candidates on the official website. The HC had also affixed deadlines for declaration of results of various undergraduate courses between 20th to 31st October 2020 providing a buffer of three days from the date fixed.