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Starting Wednesday, 10 August, Delhi University is going to start with end-semester exams for the students of the Faculty of Law.
We, 1st and 2nd-year students of the faculty, are not happy about it because we haven't been given enough time to prepare for the exam.
The released exam dates seem to have been released in a hurry. We haven't been given enough gap between the two papers.
One of the biggest issues has been that the syllabus has not been completed for all the subjects. Even after the release of the exam dates, online class links are still being sent and classes were being taken even on 4 August.
"Our five-month long semester syllabus was somehow completed in three months. In many of the subjects, the syllabus is yet to be completed and they have scheduled exams with a gap of just a week. We are under stress thinking about how we will prepare in just a week."Uchit Chauhan, 1st Year Law Student
We have to go through case studies, learn and revise our complete syllabus, but that's not possible in such a short span of time. That is why we are asking the university to postpone the exam by at least two weeks and give five days of gap between two exams.
"We are not saying we are not in a position to write the examinations. We are very much comfortable in writing the examination. Just that students should be given appropriate time to prepare for the exams and do well in them."Shivmani, 2nd-Year Law Student
We have been demanding the postponement of the exams and are protesting outside Dean's Office. On 4 August, the proctor at the university from the department of Law, Dr Rajni Abbi came to address us. Speaking to us she said,
"We will try to extend the exam dates by a week and give five days of gap for preparation between two examinations. If we are unable to do that, you can choose not to give the exam and can protest."Dr Rajni Abbi, Proctor, University Of Delhi
It's been two days and we haven't got anything in writing and no new exam schedule has been announced. We feel cheated about it.
The Quint through its sources has learned that the exams will go as per schedule starting 10 August. Sources say that the university wouldn't like to postpone the exam and disturb the academic calendar and affect the next semester as well.
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