The University of Delhi (DU) has announced that practical exams, oral exams and oral exams for undergraduate courses will be conducted in physical mode in “strict compliance” with COVID guidelines. There has been an increase in the number of COVID cases in Delhi lately, with the city recording 1,109 cases of COVID-19 with a positivity rate of 5.87% and one death on Wednesday, June 29, as reported in a PTI report. Delhi had reported less than 1,000 infections in a single day on Monday and Tuesday.
The DU Examinations Directorate issued a notice on Wednesday explaining the procedure for conducting internal assessments, practicals, viva voce, projects, oral exams, apprenticeships, internships and fieldwork.
The university said the internal assessment will have a weighting of 25% and the semester exam will have a weighting of 75%. “The distribution of internal assessment scores will be as follows: attendance (lectures, including interactive periods and tutorials) (5%) written assignments/tutorials/project reports/seminars (10%) and test(s)/ quiz(s) in class ) (10%),” the notification read.
The university also announced that all internships and dissertation assessments would be conducted in physical mode. “Based on the practical syllabus, practical exams for the undergraduate must be conducted in physical mode strictly adhering to Covid guidelines. must be conducted in physical mode strictly adhering to COVID guidelines,” the notification reads.
DU had reopened for in-person classes on February 17 after remaining closed for two years. The university was closed in March 2020 after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person practical sessions for third-year students had resumed last year, but the university was closed again due to the spike in the number of COVID cases in December.