Published: 27th August 2020
Disabled Delhi University students can write exams offline too, HC asks railways to provide subsidised tickets soon
The court was hearing petitions challenging the validity of online OBE for being discriminatory towards PwD (Persons with Disability) category students
The University of Delhi on Thursday informed the Delhi High Court that every disabled student has the option of writing the exams offline even if they have appeared for online exams. It also noted that the students have so far been able to submit their answer sheets online. The court was hearing petitions challenging the validity of online OBE for being discriminatory towards PwD (Persons with Disability) category students.
The National Federation for the Blind, which is one of the petitioners, refuted this saying that many students haven't been able to appear for the online open-book examinations. The court has now asked the NFB to submit a list fo students who haven't attended the examinations and issued a notice to the railways to assist the visually impaired students who'll have to come to Delhi to take exams with timely reservations and concession in the ticket price. At the same time, the university also said that the grievance cell has been working well.
After a nod from the Delhi High Court to go ahead with the examination, the examinations began on August 10, even though it created a lot of hue and cry among the students. A lot of students had come out raising issues with uploading the paper and having the wrong paper sent to them.