For the first time, the Delhi University Teachers Association has started an online referendum on what the students believe about the Open Book Examination. Many questions have been asked from students in this survey. But interestingly, more than 40 thousand people took part in this survey in less than 24 hours. The survey was started at 9.40 pm on Saturday night and by half past five in the evening, the number increased to 41 thousand. It is very likely that the teacher’s union should make the results of this survey public today. It should be known that as soon as DU issued instructions regarding online open book examination, the protest started by teachers and students. While students expressed their problems in front of the administration, the teachers also said that it should not be compatible with the rules. DUTA President Rajib Ray says that we did not expect such a large number of students to participate in such a short time.
Duta says that the May 13 and May 14 circulars issued by the university administration in connection with the online examination have troubled students and teachers alike. Our recent experiences of online learning have proved that these are not solutions for inclusive education. To understand the concerns of the students more closely, DUTA has started this survey or referendum among the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Delhi University. We request our students to give their feedback. The results of this survey and referendum will be shared in the public domain which can be used for a solution that is more practical and equitable. Students have been asked 13 questions. In which there are other questions including online examination, availability of technical resources with them, which course they are enrolled in.