Delhi: In wake of COVID-19 pandemic which has left the entire world grappling, the Delhi University authorities are likely to cancel the examination of undergraduate courses. The authorities may cancel
first and second-year examinations of students and promote them to the next classes.
The proposal to cancel the examination came up during the meeting held recently, which was attended by senior variety officials.
The meeting reviewed the prevailing situation and the members unanimously observed that it would be difficult to conduct examinations in the ongoing pandemic.
With the number of first-year students being higher than the second-year students and also the third-year students, the meeting proposed to cancel the examinations for the first and second-year students.
The officials have however recommended examination for the final year students.
In wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and the nationwide lockdown, conducting examinations has become extremely risky across the country.
The meeting held a threadbare discussion on conducting of examination and the risks involved in doing so. If the proposal is approved, the first and second-year students will be promoted to the next academic year.
The University also plans to prepone the summer vacation for the students from April 15 to May 15 in order to cover up delays in the next academic year.
The University has already postponed the examinations for regular and distance-mode students until further notice due to ongoing lockdown.
Many universities in the country have postponed examinations due to the pandemic and week’s long lockdown imposed by the government to contain the fast-spreading disease.