On Monday the Delhi High Court refused to interfere with Delhi University’s decision on conducting an online open-book exam for intermediate semesters of its law course which could not be conducted last year due to COVID-19.
Delhi University’s Prateek Jalan while hearing of four petitions said that, “I am not going to allow students to dictate the terms of exams of a professional course.”
The court also said that it has refused to pass a direction to the university for conducting an assignment-based examination. It instead clarified that it would not substitute the stand taken by the university.
The order also said that “Court can’t give mandatory direction to the university to conduct assignment based examination. The matter is one which university is authorized to consider. University’s policy decision can’t be interfered with by court.”
The court has also asked the university to declare the results of the examinations as quickly as possible.
With regards to this the court has also taken record of Prof Vandana’s assurance that as far as possible, the date sheet would be decided keeping in mind the dates of entrance examinations.
The court also added that in any event, those who cannot take the examination in July can take it in September. All four petitions are disposed of by the court.