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DU OBE 2021: Students are taking help of Telegram app to write answer sheet, university warns of action

The University of Delhi (DU) has written to messaging app Telegram asking it to shut down a group allegedly created to help university students during online open book exams and also cautioned students not to be part of such groups. Don’t be

Highlights:

  • DU warns on open book exam from Telegram
  • Write a letter to Telegram asking to stop such groups
  • About 112 students have been found to be in this group.
  • Taking help in writing the answer sheet by forming a telegram group

Special Correspondent, New Delhi
In the Open Book Examination (OBE) of Delhi University (DU), a case of students taking help from Telegram (app) has come to light. DU Examination Branch says that there are about 112 such students, who were taking help in writing answer sheets by forming groups in Telegram. DU officials have issued an e-mail to the students asking them not to be a part of such groups, otherwise action will be taken against them.

UG and PG final year/semester exams have started in DU from Monday. On the first day 35,000 students gave the exam. A letter has also been sent to Telegram from DU that the group formed to help the students of the university should be closed.

Dean Examinations D.S. Rawat said that the university has received an e-mail about this group from an unknown source. He said that 112-113 students have been identified, who are part of this group. We have also written a letter to Telegram to close this group.

The university has said in an e-mail sent to the students that it has come to the notice of the examination branch that a WhatsApp/Telegram group has been formed to help in the examination. Students are advised not to be a part of any such group. Such students have been identified and these cases will come under unfair means and action will be taken as per the rules of the University.

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