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DU distance learning students’ exam papers gone missing

DU distance learning students’ exam papers gone missing
Around 1,500 graduation students of School of Open Learning of Delhi University who appeared for their annual examination have been declared ‘absent’ by the university and their examination copies are missing. But instead of conducting inquiry, the university has asked them to submit Rs 1,100 per paper to reappear for the examination.

‘We submitted the evidence of our attendence for the exam, but the university is not providing the receipt of the application and asking us to deposit Rs 1,100 and reappear in the examination to pass the paper concerned,’ said Gayatri, a student of third year BA programme of the university.

Gayatri was declared absent in her English examination paper, which was conducted on 14 June.

‘When I approached the university officers concerned with the documents establishing my appearance for the exam, they demaned a letter from the centre incharge with his seal. I produced the letter also, but they made me hand it over without giving any receipt and asked me to pay Rs 1,100 to reapper for the exam,’ added Gayatri.

She is not the only one: around 1,500 such students are wandering in the premises of School of Open Learning of Delhi University to prove their attendence but of no use.

‘As per university records at my centre, she (Gayatri) was present during her examination on the same day,’ certified the principal of Government Boys Seconday School in Welcome, east Delhi, with his seal. The principal also provided the the attendence sheet of the day.

‘My daughter is being penalised for her no fault and the university administration has turned deaf ears to the issue,’ said Mahender Singh Rawat, Gayatri’s father.

‘We have received such complaints and forwaded it to the examination office,’ said O P Sharma, director, School of Open Learning of Delhi Univerity, passing the buck to the officers of examination department of the university. Several efforts to contact the vice-chancellor of Delhi univerity, Dinesh Singh, went in vain.
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