The Delhi High Court has today directed the Delhi University to start a physical examination from September 14.
A divisional bench of the Delhi HC comprising Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad while hearing the matter through video conferencing noted that conducting the physical examination after September 20 is “unreasonable” and further asked the DU to conduct Physical examination from September 14.
The bench was hearing a bunch of petitions filed by National Federation of Blind, law students from Delhi University Prateek Sharma and Diksha Singh and others, who have submitted that the open book online examination notification of Delhi University and the academic calendar notification/guidelines issued by UGC on April 30 does not provide any material or guidelines on how to conduct the examinations of specially-abled students.
The court has further directed the Delhi University to verify the number of PWD Students appearing for the physical hearing and work out the modalities of their stay.
The Delhi HC has also directed UGC to issue advisory with regards to the PG Colleges seeking provisional certificates for admission before the exams are completed on September 30.
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Complaints made by the students should be placed before the Grievance Committee, the bench observed.
The petition filed by the National Federation of Blind is listed for September 3 and the petition filed by Prateek Sharma will be taken up on August 27.
-India Legal Bureau