BHU to conduct open book exams, issues new Covid-19 guidelines

BHU to conduct open book exams, issues new Covid-19 guidelines

April 10, 2021

In a recent meeting chaired by the Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University (BHU), it was decided that students will continue with online classes and conduct semester exams will also be held online as open book exams (OBE).

On March 22, BHU suspended offline classes until further notice due to the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the hostels and BHU hospital. 

As per the latest instructions issued by the BHU, “Examination of even-semester will be held through online under OBE method. The pattern of examination and other condition of examination in OBE mode shall remain the same…”

“Cases of Covid are rising every day…as the classes are being scheduled online…examinations are also to be conducted in online OBE mode,” it added.

BHU has asked students to leave hostels and take exams “in safety of their homes”. “It would be in the interest of the students to take their books and study material and go to their home…” the university added.

Addressing parents and guardians, BHU said, “appropriate handling and due care of students” will not be feasible if coronavirus infection spreads because of “limited resources” at the university.

The offices, departments of the university will function as per the schedule and faculty members have been asked to perform their duties as usual. The Covid-19 situation in the campus will be reviewed periodically, BHU said.

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