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Plea filed in Delhi HC filed challenging BCI Guidelines on Conduct of Online Exams [Read Petition]

Lawstreet Journal 7 Jul 2020 1:28am

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A petition has been filed before the Delhi High Court challenging the constitutionality of the directions provided by the Bar Council of India to all Law Universities across the country to conduct the examinations of the final year students through online mode or any other appropriate mode and to conduct intermediate year law examinations after the colleges are reopened.

The plea has been filed by Purbayan Chakraborty and Vishal Tripathi through Advocates Gunjan Singh and Pragya Ganjoo. It challenges the notification issued by Delhi University on 27th June, which states that the new date sheets for all UG and PG programs in Open Book Examination mode will be released by 3rd July and the examinations will commence from 10th July. 

The issue highlighted in the plea is that “25% law students, at maximum, have smartphones, computers, and internet connection” and concerning this, the plea brings to light the suicide of a 16-year old student in Assam who was troubled about not being able to participate in online classes and examinations as he did not have a smartphone.

The plea also says that any direction to hold examinations would be discriminatory and excluding the poorer 75% of the student population. The online classes which are said to have happened, would not be accessible to the students who do not have smartphones or devices or internet facilities to access the classes.

The plea states that the alternative here is to conduct no examinations and take the average of the students’ marks over the previous semesters and… Continue Reading...

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