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Delhi University Cancels Examinations for UG, PG Students of These Semesters

Jun 5 2020 12:47PM


Attention students, Delhi University has made its decision on the exams for 1st and 2nd year students of undergraduate and 1st-year students of post-graduate. DU will not conduct the exams for nearly 3 lakh first and the second year UG students and over 12,000 first-year PG students.

The decision has been made due to the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic followed by the countrywide lockdown. Given the situation, holding pen-and-paper semester examinations is “not feasible”, states the notification released on June 4. Rather a one-time measure of “alternative mode of grading” will be adopted.

The notification further continued as:

“The matter was intensively deliberated in the bodies...based on which it has been decided that as a one-time measure, alternative modes of grading for promotion/results shall be taken according to the composite format for calculating the same for the Intermediate semester/term/year students for academic session 2019-2020 so that students of the university can take their career forward,” stated the DU notification.

SOL & NCWEB to support the same guidelines

Students who have been enrolled in Delhi University’s SOL(School of Open Learning), and NCWEB(Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board), will also be graded and promoted to the next semester by the same criteria. Though, the final year and ex-students will have to write the exams.

How will DU grade and promote the students?

The notification released on the official portal reads the following points:

  • Students of intermediate semester/term /year, the grading of the students could be composite of 50 percent marks based on the pattern of internal evaluation/assignment based evaluation take on by the university/colleges/ faculty/center wherever applicable and the remaining 50 percent marks can be granted based on performance in prior semester/term/year only.
  • For students of intermediate semester/term/year, having no prior performance i.e. having no marks in the prior semester/term /year shall be graded on basis of 100% assignment based evaluation.


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