Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has decided to exempt the students of undergraduate and postgraduate 1st-year students without holding term-end examinations in December 2021. The exemption is valid for the selected courses as given in the list below, as a one-time measure and in conformity to the UGC order. The exemption scheme is applicable for all the courses of first-year on account of COVID-19 without any partial exemption.
Student Evaluation Division (SED) of IGNOU released a notice announcing exemption from appearing in TEE of first-year courses of Bachelor and Masters degree exams June 2021 in accordance to UGC order dated July 16, 2021. According to the notice, the students of Bachelor and Masters Degree programmes who have enrolled in the first year in the July 2020 admission session and who were eligible to appear in TEE June 2021 for the first time are only exempted from the 1st year exams.
The marks of these candidates will be assigned based on the average marks or grades obtained by them in the term-end examinations of the second-year courses," the official notice reads.
Here below is the list of UG and PG courses from which the students have been promoted:
1st Year of Bachelor Degree Courses- BAG, BCOMG, BTS, BAVTM, BAECH, BAHIH, BAPSH, BAPCS, BAPAH, BASOH, BSCANH, BAEGH, BAHDH, BSCBCH (registered in July 2020 admission session) and BCA- 1st and 2nd semester, registered in January 2021 admission session.
1st year Master Degree courses: BCOM, MEG, MHD, MPS, MAH, MSO, MAPC, MEC, MPA, MAAN, MGPS, MARD, MSCDFSM, MSCCFT, MSW, MSWC, MAEDU, MADE, MADE, MAAE, MTTM, MAPY, MADVS, MAWGS, MAGD, MATS, MAJMC, MSK (registered in July 2020 admission session) and MSc (MACS) 1st and 2nd semester registered in January 2021 admission session.
It has been further clarified that the examinations for the second year courses of Bachelor degree programmes registered in July 2020 and for BCA degree courses registered in January 2021 for the 3rd and 4th semesters will be held in December 2021.
Courses other than the aforesaid, are not covered under the exemption scheme of the notification as TEE of such courses have already been conducted in June 2021 session.
The result and marks/grades in the term-end examination of first year courses (exemption category) will be updated by IGNOU only after the completion of the term-end examinations of all courses of second year.