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Delhi University to hold mock tests to familiarise students to online open-book exams

Some of the measures for conducting online open book exams include notifying students through email, students filling up a form denying use of unfair means.
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85% DU students don’t want online open book exams, survey by teachers’ body finds

The DU Teachers' Association surveyed over 51,000 students from undergraduate and postgraduate courses to understand how well received the idea would be.
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DU online exams not viable, less than 50% students could join virtual classes: Sociology dept

In a meeting, the teachers from the Department of Sociology at Delhi University highlighted the difficulties faced by students from Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast.
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‘Neither feasible, nor desirable’ — DU students and teachers oppose open-book online exams

Students and faculty members say the move is infeasible as many students may not have access to the internet and even electricity.
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Common entrance test for college ruled out, DU, AMU, BHU will have to continue own admissions

Plan to hold single entrance examination for all higher education institutions was suggested to UGC by an expert committee.
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Delhi University to remain closed till 31 May, employees asked to download Aarogya Setu

The university's official order said e-learning process would continue & colleges had been asked to provide basic reading material to students through their websites.
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Trains, buses resume but students of JNU, DU, BHU, AMU are wary of going back home

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Medics collect swab sample of a man for Covid-19 testing in Kozhikode (representational image) | PTI

Authentic numbers are absent, Covid-19 crisis has exposed India’s data-ignorance

Dharavi Covid numbers can be correlated with the BCG vaccination programme but there has been no effort in India to analyse this data.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference in New Delhi on 19 March

Kejriwal government releases Rs 18.75 crore for salaries of employees of 12 DU colleges

The Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) said the grant released was 'inadequate' and that it will continue to pursue the matter.
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DU hasn’t paid for online journals and portals, can’t access them from home, say teachers

Teachers allege they are having trouble teaching or researching due to lack of resources. DU’s own online library hasn’t subscribed to important journals.

On Camera

Donald Trump is having a bad week. He must find an Amit Shah of his own

Donald Trump needs to learn that the President of the US doesn’t have to stoop low on social media. He can get an IT cell to do that job for him.

40 Covid apps across India: Lack of coordination or needed for micro-management?

India now has nearly 40 Covid-19 apps, including Aarogya Setu. The purpose of these apps range from contact tracing to providing health information and issuing e-passes.

Defence

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Ladakh military operation has President Xi Jinping’s sanction: China expert Jayadeva Ranade

Jayadeva Ranade says India shouldn’t hurry to settle the issue, questions why China carried out an operation that needed so much planning and money.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.