Since the initial days, all of the DU students who are appearing for Open Book Exam 2020 are left confused for numerous reasons. While scanning and uploading the answer sheets, technical glitches and internet problems can be found by the students leaving them in the state of confusion. in the last three days, students have complained about the different hurdles they have faced while giving the exam.
Until Tuesday, total of 67000 students have appeared for the examination. But on Wednesday, only 300 students appeared for the examination. However, although a small size of students appeared for the exam, the technical glitches continued to happen. For MA Sociology students who were to appear for the Sociology of Law paper, the exam portal showed “no paper scheduled today” .
The Nodal Officer of the Department had to write to the concerned authorities of the DU to email the question paper. On Tuesday night, later an email was sent to students of Delhi University appearing for online open-book exams.
After facing issues with uploading them on the exam portal, hundreds of students were forced to send the scanned answer sheet copies by email to varsity authorities. Minutes before the deadline of the submission, there are many students who complained that the server crashed.
Only some of the students received the confirmation email from the university and some did not. As per the email that was received by the University it stated that, “It appears your submission could not be completed. Your one or more responses have been auto-submitted.” With such an email, on the screen the students were much more confused and they started reaching out to the Nodal Officers in each college.
Neither students nor the Nodal officers had a solution or knew how to fix the glitch. While speaking to Indian Express, Kumar Ashutosh, who is the nodal officer for College of Vocational Studies said that “As soon as the calls started coming, we asked the students to address them directly to the given email ID because we didn’t know what it meant either and had to seek clarity.”