The vastness of the examination process of the University can be visualised from the fact that over 6.2 lakhs students shall be appearing in the examinations, which are scheduled in two sessions i.e. morning (10 AM-1 PM) and evening (2 PM-5 PM).
The University shall be managing at an average of over 20 lakhs appearances during the entire examination period, said a press release from IGNOU.
As a significant step towards digitalisation, the process of examination form submission has been made completely online and the University has also discontinued paper based hall tickets.
The students can download the hall tickets from the website of the University and report to the examination centres with student I-card.
The University has also used SMS services extensively by sending SMSs to over 6.2 lakhs students informing about their examination and hall tickets. These SMS services shall continue during the entire examination period so that no student is deprived of the relevant information about examinations.
To maintain the sanctity and effective monitoring of the examinations, the University shall be sending special team of officers to examination centres established in the different parts of the country.
Besides, the University will appoint observers during the entire examination period at the examination centres.
IGNOU is the only University which gives option of two examination periods in a year i.e. June and December and extends the facility to appear in examination of more than 200 programmes and over 1000 course/s or combinations, said the press release.
The students appearing in the June 2017 examinations shall also have the option of appearing for leftover papers in the December 2017 examinations provided their registration for the particular course/ s is valid.
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