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New Delhi: Distance learning has always been one of the most viable options for taking courses while also working on other subjects, jobs, etc. As has been issued via a new notice from the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, they have now launched a new certificate programme in Mobile Application Development. The same will be made available to candidates via distance learning and while theory counselling does not have compulsory attendance, the practical sessions need at least 70% attendance.

Those who have either qualified their 10th and 12th exams or have done a diploma/equivalent after their 10th exams will be eligible for the course, the duration of which is about 1 semester i.e. 6 months. Any one who is interested in creating mobile apps can apply for the course. The said programme has a credit system, just like other programmes that are offered by the University, and candidates are supposed to earn 16 credits over the due period of the course and pass it successfully.

The notice that has been issued by the University also stated the entire syllabus that will be covered during the course. The fees for the programme will be Rs 5000 while there is an additional Rs 200 programme fee.

No candidate will be given printed study material, however, the required material will be available for download online. There will be designated Learner Support Centres (LSCs) that will available for candidates for their counselling sessions. Meanwhile, during the practical sessions, 2 candidates will be working on one system.

Among other details, candidates must also check the evaluation methodology that will be sued during the course depending on the theory/practical sessions as each will involved assignments and Term End Examinations, as is always conducted by the varsity.

Meanwhile, the TEE 2020 for IGNOU students is all set to kickstart from September 17, 2020 and will go on until October 16, 2020 for the final year students. Others will be writing their papers in December 2020, as the COVID-19 outbreak has lead to a delay across all years. Also those students who fail to write the exams in September, will be given a second chance during the December 2020 exams.


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