The Delhi High Court, on Monday, directed Delhi University to identify the number of students who are willing to take physical examinations and work out modalities for their stay and transportation.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, in addition to the Delhi University has directed to submit an affidavit on modalities for ensuring easy access for PWD category students to examination centers for physical examinations by September 14.
The divisional bench consisted of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad, further directed Delhi University to submit the students’ answer sheets for online open book exams to develop a clear picture about the efficacy of the entire process.
The Delhi University informed that out of 38,058 students, 36,663 students registered and 33,957 students only uploaded the answer sheets. In the PWD category, 358 students, 308 registered and 258 students actually attempted the examination.
Mr. BB, on behalf of Grievance Redressal Committee, informed that “Delhi University did not share the passwords of the grievance emails sent by the students”.
The court directed the University to immediately provide with the details of the Grievance Officers to the Committee, while stating that “Why are you maintaining so much secrecy round the passwords? Why are you frustrating the cause of the Grievance Redressal Committee? Should we issue contempt notice to your officers?”.
Petitioner Prateek Sharma informed that, “many students are unable to apply for Post Graduate courses as the University has not provided them with mark sheets for the fifth semester, many other universities are demanding provisional certificates from students who are seeking admissions in Post Graduate courses”. To this, the court directed the university to provide digital mark sheets to the students for the past semesters and directed UGC (University Grants Commission) to issue an advisory to all Universities to not to demand provisional certificates for admissions in PG.