With e-learning and online exams becoming the new normal, visually challenged students are having difficulties in write exams from homes and uploading images of the answer papers.
Students can appear for exams from their homes, for the first time, using devices such as laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets with internet, camera and microphone facilities.
Exams have commenced for students from at least a dozen state-run universities on Monday while students from Anna University will have their exams from Tuesday.
In the absence of private hostels, where will they stay, a division bench of the HC asked the government and directed it to inform the court if can hold the exams online.
The faculty meeting of the university on Sunday decided not to fix the date for holding the examination, keeping in mind the Supreme Court directive
Many students complained that they could not upload their answer sheets on the portal, following which they frantically mailed them multiple times to their colleges and the varsity itself.
A teacher from the English department, who did not wish to be named, said almost 50 per cent students may not be able to take the exams.
The court asked the NAD to also apprise it about the status of data to be received by Delhi University.
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Those who have back papers in previous semesters and paid requisite course fees have also been allowed to appear the online test.
Around 4.5 lakh question papers were downloaded and around 1.5 lakh students gave the mock test exam, showing their readiness to take the exam.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the DU varsity has decided to conduct open book online exams for final-year students.
If the examinations are conducted offline as proposed by the DMET in July or August, the students will have to return back to hostels from different parts of the country.
BPUT will showcase a demonstration of the online examination process to all principals and professor in-charge of examinations of 157 colleges affiliated to the university on July 1.
Despite protests and campaigns, Delhi University decided to conduct the online exams for final-year students.
While listing the matter for further hearing on July 13, the bench in its order of June 17 directed the DU, UGC and Centre to file their replies to the petition before the next date.