Little room for physical classes at DU this year
NEW DELHI: Delhi University released a notice with procedures for internal assessment, viva voce, projects, apprenticeship, field work, etc, which are required before...
- Rahul Chugh
- Nov 3, 2020
NEW DELHI: Delhi University released a notice with procedures for internal assessment, viva voce, projects, apprenticeship, field work, etc, which are required before the conduct of semester theory exams in December.
Since all these are to be conducted online, the notice to deans of departments and principals of colleges completely rules out any possibility of physical classes in DU this year.
For internal assessment, the university has stated that instead of the three existing components of internal assessment such as class test, tutorial test and attendance, only one component defined as internal assignment may be carried out for the current semester for this examination, except in SOL, as a special measure due to the pandemic.
“Internal assessment of the students should also be carried out using IT tools. Teachers should give assignments to students in prescribed format in email and Google classroom. Students will have to submit the solved assignment to the teacher via email in a defined time. After revaluation, the respective teacher will submit the result to the principal and head of the department,” the notice said.
For examination of practical courses (undergraduate), the teachers have been asked to give assignment to students. These, the notice said, should be simple exercises which can be done online. “The viva voce and oral exams should be through Skype or online teaching platform prescribed by the teacher,” the notice further stated.
The university has informed deans and principals that for internship and apprenticeship of all semesters the present situation should be considered.
“Student should be allowed to take online internship activities including those that can be carried out digitally or otherwise from home. They can be engaged in internships in ongoing projects. The date for the start of the internship can be delayed and their period can be reduced,” said the notice.
The university has clarified that all dissertations of UG and PG programmes are to be conducted on written assignments and that “in the present scenario appropriate measures have to be adopted to facilitate the UG and PG student pursuing projects and dissertations.”
The notice said that instead of laboratory-based projects and experiments, substitutes should be looked into by teachers.
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