Ground Report | New Delhi: DAVV Exam mode of exam; Devi Ahilya Bai University UG and PG courses Exams, starting from today, will be offline in the midst of the rising Covid infection. The petitions filed in the High Court, demanding to conduct the examinations online, were also heard on Monday. The court refused to stay the offline examination for the time being.
The university told the court that separate arrangements have been made for the Covid infected candidates. Orders in this regard will be issued soon. On this, the court proceeded with the hearing and said that the university should share information about the arrangements in the hearing to be held on Tuesday.
“The morning shift of the exam started at 8 am without any hassle. The examinations are being conducted in strict adherence to the Covid-19 protocol,” said Controller of Examinations Ashish Tiwari.
- The exams are being held at 150 centers in eight districts including Indore, Khargone, Khandwa, Bhuranpur, Barwani, Dhar, Jhabua, and Alirajpur.
- In order to ensure social distancing among the students, the university is conducting the exam in the exam center with a 50 percent admission capacity.
- Though the examinations began, a division bench of Chief Justice Ravi Vijayakumar Malimathand Justice Pranay Verma is going to hear the petitions challenging the offline mode of examination at a time when Covid-19 cases are on the rise. (DAVV Exam mode of exam)
- There has been a lot of uproar in the university against the exam being conducted in the traditional way due to the rise in the Covid-19 cases.
- Various student leaders belonging to different groups are continuously protesting against the examination and demanding online/open book examinations.
- On the other hand, students want the exam to be conducted in pen-paper mode.
Many students are worried about deciding against the traditional mode of examination as it will further delay the completion of their degree as it will further delay their further plans.