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HC Considering Contempt Proceedings Against DU For Withholding Info on Deferment of Online Exam

Lawstreet Journal 2 Jul 2020 11:11pm

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday, 1st July 2020, slammed Delhi University for "retaining material details" regarding the court's postponement of the online open-book test, adding that a contempt action should be brought against the university for misleading the court, sources said.

Delhi University has announced that it will launch online open-book exams for final year students from 1st July 2020. Amid opposition from teachers and students, the university postponed the exam for 10 days on Saturday, 27th June 2020, citing the reason for the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.

Justice Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad had submitted a petition in a high court hearing on 26th June 2020, to cancel or postpone the final year open book review for students of different abilities. The court had told the university counsel that the order would be passed in due course of the day and posted to the web site of the high court.

The high court bench had suggested the above order, suggesting the university was prepared to hold the exams from 1st July 2020. 

On 27th June 2020, the university reported that the open book exams had been postponed for 10 days until the HC could upload the proposed order to the website.

The decision concerning the postponement of the examination was not informed to the high court, which was still under the impression that the university would conduct the exams from 1st July 2020.

“This came as a surprise to us, when just a day before, DU had shown its complete preparedness for conducting the OBE w.e.f 1 July.”Delhi High Court… Continue Reading...

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