Results on demand! It may sound incredible, but the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has introduced a mechanism which will enable students to get their results within two weeks. The university has launched ‘Result on Demand’ mechanism keeping in view the requirements of a number of students who want early results to get admission in other academic institutions or apply for a job.
“Many of our students request early results for various purposes. The new system will allow them to get results within two weeks,” IGNOU Controller of Examination Srikant Mahapatra said. Under the new system, students are required to give adequate reasons for wanting results early and ahead of the beginning of the exams. The application to avail this facility can be made even a day before the examinations start with an additional fee of Rs 500 per paper.
“Students will have to convince the authorities with a concrete reason to avail this facility so that genuine candidate could get results in time,” he said. The university would separate the copies of such students from those of others and depute examiners to check them within a certain time frame so that the students can get their results at the earliest, Mahapatra explained, adding that the time may even be reduced to 10 days in very urgent cases.
Under the scheme, students instead of appearing in examinations every six months, can simply walk into any test centres of the university on the prescribed days and take the examination. “Walk-in-examination would give learners the liberty to decide the dates of the exams as per their own suitability and convenience, thus lowering the exam pressure on them and also bringing down the percentage of failures,” Mahapatra said.