The Delhi University has filed an appeal before Delhi High Court against the order passed by Single Judge Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh in a petition filed by students against online open-book examination. The order passed by Single Bench for Online Open Book Examination is for the final year student of Delhi University. University filed the appeal against the direction that was directed to Delhi University in conducting the examination. The examination has started on 10th August.
The counsel appearing for students is Advocate Akash Sinha, who late in the evening who through twitter notify the students of the development. While he avoided challenging UGC guidelines which made it compulsory for educational institutions to conduct time-bound examinations for final year students. Mr Akash Sinha argued on violation of constitutional rights of students and mention Articles 14, 16, and 21 in his argument. The court while giving the order was particularly concerned with how these online open-book examinations will be conducted.
These directions included setting up a grievance committee under Justice(retd) Pratibha Rani, simultaneous evaluation of answer sheets, increasing the time limits to write the examination for regular and PWD students, etc. The appeal is likely to be listed before a Division Bench of Delhi High Court this week.