Low Turnout In Physical Mode Of DU Open Book Examination’s Second Phase

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New Delhi: The Delhi University (DU) kicked off its Open Book Examination (OBE) on Monday with very few students appearing for the examination in the offline physical mode.

Earlier in last month, the DU conducted OBE for undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students in the online mode. Now, the second phase is being conducted for students who did not appear for their exams in the first phase. In the second phase of the examination, students can opt for both offline and online modes.

However, only a small section of students have enrolled for the offline mode of exams. Only 3,035 have selected the offline mode out of 13,815 from the School of Open Learning (SOL). Also, a total of 285 students from regular colleges and the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) opted for the physical exam.

The principal of the Deshbandhu College, Rajiv Aggarwal said only 22-23 out of 46 SOL students appeared for the exam on Monday in his college.

Payal Mago, principal of Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, also said that only around 50 per cent of the candidates appeared at the centre. “We were supposed to have 75 candidates today but half appeared. However, we had not been expecting more since these students could also give it online if they wanted so that would be preferable for them,” she said, according to The Indian Express.

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