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Delhi High Court declines to interfere in DU open book exam

Delhi High Court declines to interfere in DU open book exam
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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that it would not interfere with Delhi University's decision to conduct open book examination online for the final year students

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that it would not interfere with Delhi University's decision to conduct open book examination online for the final year students. It also asked the Central government, University of Delhi and University Grants Commission to work out a solution to enable students with disabilities to take the exam as well.

The number of coronavirus infections is increasing in Delhi, which will have an impact on those students who will attend the examinations starting July 1, the Bench comprising Justices Rajiv Sahay Endlaw and Asha Menon said. The Bench gave time to the university till June 11 to find a solution after meeting representatives of students with various disabilities, including those with visual impairments. The next hearing will be held on June 12.

It also said all the students should prepare for the open book examinations, scheduled to commence from July 1, and not assume that it would be delayed due to these proceedings.

The court, in its order passed on June 9, said it was only looking to iron out problems faced by persons with disabilities in participating in the exams and added that their difficulties would be addressed by the time the examinations commence.

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