Compulsory Hindi Test is causing confusion among the students of the Delhi University as some of the colleges have even put up a notice asking the students to appear for the exam at the end of the semester.
The exam which is compulsory to get a degree is causing problems for the students from Northeast as most of them have not studied Hindi beyond class VII. The notice regarding the same was first put up by the Satyawati (Evening) College on September 14.
It reads, “All students of the first, second and third year are hereby informed that those students who have not studied Hindi in classes VIII, X and XII are required to appear for the CHT. Otherwise, after passing the course, they will not be issued a degree certificate.”
The test is mandatory for those who had opted out of Hindi after class VIII. Last year, Hindi department asked the college principals to identify such students to start a course so that every graduate of the university knew basic Hindi. In July 2016, the proposal was approved by the council.
Earlier, DU's academic council exempted the students from Manipur, Sikkim, Nagaland, Mizoram (Scheduled Tribes) and Khasi (Tribe Hills).
“We have put up the notice but there is no clarity on what happens to students from the Northeast. Last year, when the date-sheet for the examination was announced, it was written that they are exempted.”