New Delhi: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has come up with a decision to postpone the June 2020 Term End Examinations (TEE), which were earlier scheduled from June 1, 2020, in the wake of the lockdown announced in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The newly revised datasheet for exams will be decided later seeing to the situation and the students will be informed at least 15 days in advance, informed a release from the open university quoted its Vice-Chancellor, Prof Nageshwar Rao. More than 5 lakh students are expected to attend IGNOU TEE twice in a year.

In order to provide sufficient time to learners, the dates of submission of assignments, exam form submission, and re-admission have already been extended by the university up to May 31, 2020, keeping in view the issues faced by the learners due to the continuous lockdown, said MR Nageshwar. The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on Monday decided to postpone the June 2020 Term End Examinations. The exam was scheduled for June 1. In a press release issued on Monday, the University’s Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO in-charge) Rajesh Sharma informed that the decision has been taken in view of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

 

According to the press release, IGNOU VC Prof Nageshwar Rao informed that the new revised dates for the June term-end exams will be decided later taking cognizance of the situation, and the students will be informed at least 15 days in advance. The Vice-Chancellor also informed that the dates of submission of assignments, exam form submission, and re-admission have already been extended by the university up to 31st May 2020.

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Dealing the students who have to submit project reports as part of the evaluation process in some subjects, Prof Rao told that the project submission process has also been made online for which guidelines will be issued by the University separately. In respect of the programs requiring fieldwork and collection of primary data, exploration, and analysis of secondary research data would be allowed in lieu of fieldwork, added Prof Nageshwar Rao.

 

Prof Rao will also be addressing students on Tuesday at 10 am (5th May 2020) through Facebook Live Session on IGNOU’s Official Facebook page (@OfficialPageIGNOU).

 

Here are the details of the dates of examination related queries.

 

1) Date of Submission of Term End Examinations Forms: up to 31st May 2020

 

2) Date of June 2020 Term End Exam Assignment Submission- upto 31st May: 2020

 

3) Date of Re-admission: up to 31st May 2020

 

IGNOU has been using social media and its wide network channels consisting of FM Radio & TV channels, Gyan Vani and Gyan Darshan to provide support services to the students. The University also has been conducting online classes using video-conferencing platforms apart from Self Learning Material in printed and digital forms, multimedia material as well as offering online certificate courses to learners through SWAYAM portal of MHRD.

 

 

In respect of the programs requiring fieldwork and collection of primary data, exploration, and analysis of secondary research data would be allowed in lieu of fieldwork, added Prof Rao

The University also has been conducting online classes using video-conferencing platforms apart from Self Learning Material in printed and digital forms, multimedia material as well as offering online certificate courses to learners through SWAYAM portal of MHRD, the statement said.

~ABDUL QADIR

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