After seeing a 29% growth in applications for the July 2015 admission cycle after the introduction of online application, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is considering giving its students the option of taking their exams online as well.
But online examinations would roll out only after HRD ministry and the UGC give their go ahead. The task would be a difficult one considering that the university has over 28 lakh students spread across India with different backgrounds and demographic issues.
In 2010, IGNOU had introduced online exams for 27 courses which had a student strength of not more than 300, in order to assess its workability. But the UGC said it doesn’t recognize the online mode of examination.
“Now, they (UGC) will be taken onboard to find a way out which is also recognized by the commission,” said IGNOU Vice Chancellor, Nageshwar Rao.