It seems, all is not well with the exams conducted for the students of the School of Open Learning (SOL).
According to a student, cheating is rampant in final examinations. “The invigilator for the B.Com exam asked students to pay Rs 1,000 each to facilitate cheating. She even let students copy answers from guides. I have never seen anything like this in my life,” said Mohammad Bilal, a first-year student of B.Com. at SOL. His exam was held in the Government School in Shakti Nagar.
While exams for regular students of DU are held in their respective colleges, those for students of SOL are held in government schools and colleges. Invigilators are usually school teachers.
Bilal alleged that not only the invigilator, but the whole administration of the school was involved in the farce. “The flying squad also visited one day but by the time they reached, the class was asked to move back to their seats and the sample papers and guides were put away. The exam was a mockery of the system,” Bilal added.
University authorities, meanwhile, said any complaints in this regard are taken very seriously. “If such an activity is taking place, students should approach us directly,” said Gulshan Sawhney, deputy dean, students’ welfare.
SOL director HC Pokhriyal could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.