IGNOU cancels Assignment submission in Offline mode, cites violation of Social-distancing norms

IGNOU cancels the Assignment submission (offline) for the TEE December 2020 session. IGNOU citing the social-distancing norms, cancels the offline submission of Assignment in hard-copies at the regional Centre. University asks students to submit Assignments online at docs-link provided.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Oct 28, 2020 15:24 IST
IGNOU cancels Assignment submission in Offline mode, cites violation of Social-distancing norms
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Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), has released the notice cancelling the offline Assignment submission process for the December 2020 session. IGNOU Regional Centre Delhi-1 notifies at its website rcdelhi1.ignou.ac.in on cancellation of Assignement's offline submission at Centre. University asks candidates to submit the December 2020 assignments through Google Docs link, made available at RC 1 website.

"It is being observed that a large number of learners are coming to the Regional Centre in groups to submit their assignments in hard copies (offline mode) and a lot of gathering is there for offline submission of assignments in the Regional Centre. The gathering in this pandemic period may violate the social distancing norms laid down by ministeries and creating the risk for getting Covid-19 infection amongst the students and staff", IGNOU notice reads.

Earlier IGNOU Regional Centre Delhi 1 released the advisory to the students to avoid Regional Centre for Offline Assignment submission, in meantime a huge gathering of students is reported at Regional Centre, violating social-distancing norms.

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Following the same, University stressing over avoiding Physical presence at Regional Centre for the assignment submission. IGNOU RC 1 asks students to submit their Assignments for December 2020 session online at the Google Doc Form. "For this, we have also given a google link for online submission of the assignments in PDF file, and it automatically gives e-receipt in learner’s email", says IGNOU RC Delhi-1.

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Before submission of the assignments online candidates are asked to read the instructions given in the Google Form carefully and follow them. Last date of submission of assignments is set as October 31, 2020 (without late fee) as per University Instructions.