Ignou to Start Online examination soon; talks going on with HRD, UGC

The Indira Gandhi National Open University has been considering the option to provide its students the facility for online examination. The one of the largest online open distance learning university, Ignou has already in talks with HRD and UGC about the conduction of online examination for the student’s convenience. At present, the university has over 28 lakh students registered with them so it will be

At present, the university has over 28 lakh students registered with them so it will be a good idea to provide them the facility of taking term end examination online. The university offers a total of 228 bachelors, masters, diploma and certificate programmes to students from all over the country.

Earlier, the university has started the online admission process so that the students applying for the admission to its various programmes can easily apply for it without visiting the regional centre.The response from candidates all over the country to apply for online admission was massive.

Now, the university has come up with an idea to start Ignou online examination process and the concerned persons are already in talks with the HRD ministry and University Grants Commission (UGC) regarding the proposal as per Vice Chancellor Nageshwar Rao.

After the start of online exams, the process of conducting examination for the huge number of students all over the country will become more easy and smooth for both students and university. At present the university has almost all the process in an online mode including the registration, providing admit cards, exam date sheet, prospectus, admission except conducting the examination online.

It will be going to be a challenging task for the university considering the huge database of students from all over the country. The student strength is far less in other distance learning universities across the world who have adopted the online examination process.

Earlier, the university has started the online examination process for 27 courses which had a student strength of around 300 to experiment the feasibility and the response was also very good. But the university has to withdraw the process as UGC did not recognise the online mode of examination.

Now, the concerned persons are in talks with UGC to find a way out which is also recognised by the commission as per Vice Chancellor statement.

Source : http://www.ignou.ac.in

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