DU Not To Hold Exams For First & Second-Year UG Students This Year

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New Delhi: Delhi University (DU) will not conduct the first and second-year undergraduate examinations due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The students will be evaluated on the basis of internal assessments and previous semester marks, DU announced on Thursday.

Apart from regular students, the process will also be applicable to those enrolled in the School of Open Learning (SOL) and under the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB).

It will also apply to first-year postgraduate (PG) students.

DU has already declared that it will opt for open-book examination for final-year students from July 1.

“In view of the prevailing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is notified hereby to all concerned that the intermediate semester/term/year students shall be graded by adopting an alternative mode for the same as conducting examinations for intermediate semester/term/year students (second semester/term/ Ist year and fourth semester/term/IInd year students) in the conventional mode i.e. pen and paper, is not feasible as per existing government norms of maintaining social distancing and safety and health of the students,” the university said in a notification.

According to DU, the 50% marks will be based on the internal evaluation/assignment-based evaluation and the remaining 50% marks will be based on previous year semester/year performance.

“For students of intermediate semester/term/year, having no previous performance i.e. having no marks in previous semester/ term/year, shall be graded on the basis of 100% assignment-based evaluation,” the notification added.

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