The second phase of Delhi University’s open book exams began Monday with the statement from college authorities that there were no complaints about technical problems from students.
The exams went smoothly, said Professor Balaram Pani, dean of Delhi University colleges.
Almost 10,780 students are expected to take the online open book exams. Nineteen of them are physically disabled and 48 are visually impaired. Up to 3,035 students, including 17 people with disabilities, will appear offline for exams.
The first phase of the online open book exams for postgraduate and final year students took place between August 10 and August 31. The second phase is carried out for those students who were unable to take the exams in August.
There are 10 centers for students of the School of Open Learning – Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College (DDU), Deshbandhu College, SPM College, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and three SOL centers.
According to Hem Chand Jain, director of DDU College, two students showed up on the first shift and 10 students took the afternoon exam. On Tuesday, 10 students are expected to show up on the first shift and 200 students on the second shift, he said.
“The exam went smoothly. We follow all guidelines. We had thermal machines and checked the student status in the Aarogya Setu app. Students who did not have masks were masked at the center, ”he added.
Payal Mago, director of Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, said 60 percent of the participants were there, as a total of 75 students turned up on the first day of the second phase of the exam.
She said only one student took the exam on the first shift while 74 students turned up on the second shift. Almost 140 students were due to show up at college on Monday.
According to Mago, students have the option of attending the exams in offline and online mode. Almost 300 students are expected to show up for the exam on Tuesday, she added.
Alok, a visually impaired student who showed up for the online open book exam, said, “I had arranged a clerk and he was taking my exam. This is not the first time I have been able to take the exam since visiting Ghazipur, UP. “” This time I went to Delhi to take the exam. There were technical problems in the first phase of the exam as the students were expected to upload answer sheets to the university portal. This time, however, the answer sheets could be downloaded and sent via email, ”he added.