tudents enrolled in Delhi universities are confused about whether the exams be conducted or not as decisions released by the UGC and the government vary.
As Delhi University is all set to take open-book examinations of its final semester students, there is still confusion for thousands of students studying in two of the universities in the capital. The reason for the confusion among students and the administration of Guru Govind Singh Indra Prasth University (GGSIPU) and Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU) is two separate guidelines by Delhi Government and University Grants Commission (UGC).
The Delhi Deputy CM and Education Minister, Manish Sisodia, has instructed all the eight state-run universities for not conducting any examination including the final year students. But as per the UGC guidelines, the validity of any degree being issued without conducting assessments is questionable. The exams were necessary to evaluate the students on ‘specialized elective courses’ they took in the final year.
Out of eight universities being run by the Delhi government, six have already conducted the examinations for the final year students. Just two universities — Guru Govind Singh Indra Prasth University (GGSIPU) and Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU) — have not conducted the examination so far. In the I P University, there are an estimated 35 thousand students who have to appear for the final year examinations as the university consists of 140 colleges.