Ultimate-year undergraduate and postgraduate college students of Delhi College continued to face a harrowing time on Tuesday—the second day of on-line open-book exams (OBE) at Delhi College—as the web site briefly crashed within the afternoon whereas college students had been attempting to add their reply scripts.
All through the day, college students took to social media to complain concerning the glitches and reached out to their lecturers for assist.
Karuna Sawal, a final-year BCom (Hons) pupil, stated she allotted herself 45 minutes of the overall time simply to add her reply sheets. “Whereas importing my solutions, the web site crashed. I attempted to connect my reply scripts on e-mail however even that has a restrict of 25MB. It was traumatising to battle by way of this and the worst factor is it doesn’t finish right here. It’d occur once more,” she stated, including that she has three extra exams to take.
The OBE exams, to be held as a one-time measure within the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, will proceed until August 31 for round 240,000 college students of the varsity—together with these enrolled in non-collegiate programs of College of Open Studying (SOL) and Non-Collegiate Ladies’s Schooling Board (NCWEB). On Monday, the primary day of exams, college students had complained of technical glitches.
Whereas 35,000 college students appeared for the exams on Monday, as per knowledge offered by college officers, 32,000 college students appeared for his or her exams on Tuesday. Lecturers stated that a number of college students obtained the incorrect query papers on e-mail and needed to method their schools for the right ones.
Pankaj Garg, a former tutorial council member who teaches at Rajdhani School, was amongst these lecturers. “College students have been extraordinarily burdened. Since importing solutions on the portal is turning into troublesome, they e-mail their reply scripts to school officers and faculty’s nodal officers. It raises issues of duplicity in the event that they ship their reply scripts in all places. Some college students even ship e-mails to schools after the deadline because of all of the confusion. So, there stays a query over whether or not the varsity will settle for reply scripts from schools after the deadline,” he stated. Garg has additionally written to vice-chancellor Yogesh Tyagi asking him to look into the problems. Regardless of calls and messages, Tyagi didn’t touch upon the matter on Tuesday.
DU Lecturers’ Affiliation member Abha Dev Habib additionally raised questions over the rule of asking college students to say their title within the e-mail whereas sending their reply scripts. “College students worry victimisation. They’re nervous about sharing their experiences within the public area as they could face discrimination,” she stated.
DU Dean of Faculties Balaram Pani stated, “If the portal is just not working, they will e-mail us the reply scripts. The web site is just not the one possibility. Sure, we face problems with duplicity however we’re engaged on discovering an answer to take care of it.”