The first semester examinations of Delhi University's School Of Open Learning (SOL) have been postponed and now be held along with the second semester tests in May-June, following a Delhi High Court order. The first semester examinations were supposed to be held in November-December. A notification was issued by SOL on Monday after the Delhi High Court order on November 21.
The HC had asked the administration to postpone the examination while hearing a plea by students which asked for the semester system be implemented from next year. The institute has also formed a committee to examine the grievances of the students and to suggest remedies.
The students have been agitating against the implementation of the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in SOL after the varsity took a decision in August.
Under the CBCS, the school of open learning was asked to switch from annual mode to semester mode to bring it on par with other DU colleges.
Harish Gautam, a third year student of SOL and a member of Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS), welcomed the notification.
The KYS has been a frontrunner in demanding that the semester mode be implemented from next year to allow more time for students to get acquainted with the system.