Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) issues clarification notice over Final year/ semester exams and Intermediate year students’ promotion. IGNOU on Thursday released notice in subject to final year/ semester Term End Exams scheduled in September 2020. University adds clarification to the previous exam notification dated 22th July 2020, on holding University Examination (Term End Examination June 2020) for Final Year/ Semester students, to be held in September 2020 and in response to various queries raised by students and other stakeholders regarding promotion of intermediate (1st / 2nd Year) students.
Clarification on (i) Promotion of Intermediate year semester students to the next year/semester, and clarification on (ii) term end examination of intermediate year/ end semester students scheduled in June 2020 and postponed to December 2020, the following is clarified:-
IGNOU Intermediate Year students promoted? No:
In the ODL system, the students of intermediate year/semesters are admitted in to the next year / semester through re-registration even without appearing in examination, provided they have filled re-registration form for the next year/semesters. Also, it does not require that he/ she has successfully passed all or a majority of courses, she has registered/opted in a year/semester. Hence in the ODL system, no need was felt for promotion of intermediate year / semester students in to the next year/semester.
For Intermediate year/ semester, the processes of re-registration to the next year/ semesters starts even before their examinations are conducted. It is in view of this provision that for July 2020 session, 151560 students of UG programmes and 74196 students of PG programmes have already taken admission in next year/ semesters even though examinations of June 2020 have not been conducted as yet.
IGNOU also states that the students of UG and PG programmes have flexibility of appearing in the term end examinations of the courses opted by them in any of three years/six semesters (for UG programmes)/ two years/ four semesters (for PG programmes) or subsequent years/ semesters at their own convenience within the maximum period of the programme.
Note- The students of Intermediate year/ end semesters of UG and PG programmes, who will be appearing for examination in December 2020, they will appear only for the courses/ papers for which they had filled examination form in June 2020. Their next scheduled examination for subsequent years will be held in June 2021.
For Final Year/ Semester Students (Inclusive Left-over papers):
For the students of final year/semester, who will be appearing for examination in September 2020, they can also take examination of left-over courses / papers of previous years / semesters.
Should Read- Update on IGNOU Final Year Date Sheet Sept 2020
Accordingly, the University has made provisions for exanimations of all the courses of the UG and PG programmes in September 2020. Provided, the students have filled the examination form for all such left-over courses / papers of previous years / semesters and they should be eligible for appearing in the examination