Sunday, 14 August 2011

SMS alerts service at IGNOU

IGNOU launched SMS alerts service on November 18th,2008. The inaugural SMS was given to appr. 40000  learners across India by IGNOU VC Prof.V.N.Rajasekharan Pillai in the presence of PVCs and Directors. IGNOU is having a total of 3.1 million learners spread across the World. However, appr. 90% of the students belong to India. With the launch of SMS service, the communication gap between IGNOU and its learners has significantly reduced. The learners have 3 places to contact for resolution of any of their queries. They are Study Centers, Regional Centers and Headquarters. In 2008, when SMS service was launched, it was available only at Headquarters located at Delhi. Any department which wants to send SMS will e-mail the message to HQs and SMS will go from HQs. There are large number of such requests to send SMS by e-mail from RCs as well as SCs and other departments of IGNOU.

Chennai (Tamilnadu) was the first RC to have SMS alerts service after HQs in 2009. It was followed by Portblair(Andaman and Nicobar Islands), Guwahati(Assam), Itanagar(Arunachal Pradesh) and Imphal(Manipur).

In 2010, SMS alerts service was implemented across all the RCs, Schools, Divisions, Centers,Units and Cells of IGNOU. This enabled each and every constituent department of IGNOU to send communications by SMS to the learners and other stake holders attached to them.

By the time of this post, the number of SMS that were sent already crossed 1 crore.

On July 24th, 2011, Dr.Latha Pillai, PVC launched the second leg of SMS service that enables any person across the  Globe to send SMS to IGNOU. The service enabled millions of IGNOU learners across the Globe to SMS their queries to IGNOU. Earlier, they used to send queries using e-mail or post. The current facility enables all IGNOU learners as well as other stake holders to send their queries to IGNOU by SMS with out accessing Internet. IGNOU is receiving appr. 200 queries per day by SMS since its launch in July, 2011.

The objective of this blog is to post developments about SMS alerts service of IGNOU as well as obtain feedback, comments, and suggestions about the service.

Hence, We request you to post your feedback, comments and suggestions about the SMS alerts service of IGNOU by clicking on "comments" in the following line.

99 comments:

  1. Congratulations Dr Suresh. Regards-Rupam

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  2. Please upload the user manual given by the service provider on this blog so that everyone is able to use the capability of this software maximally. Regards - Rupam

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  3. Congratulation! STRIDE is using SMS services for PGDEL and ACTOnline programmes to inform upcoming activities to the online students.
    Regards
    Mythili

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  4. Dr. Suresh your efforts are wonderful .I tried it many times when i am out side the boundaries of Kashmir valley as SMS are not allowed here due to security reasons on Pre-paid mobiles.

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  5. Congrats Dr Suresh garu
    Regularly, i am receiving SMS from IGNOU-Administration.
    Now we can work on Salary credit SMS alters to all regular employees working at HQ - If we introduce this alerts - the Finance & Accounts Division can also send other remarks/queries/messages through this SMS
    Alerts to all regular employees working at HQ. - KGRao, AR-F&A

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  6. Congratulations Mr. Suresh garu. Its an innovative step in social network across the globe. P. Nagaraj, Secretary to PVC (KRS),IGNOU. my email: pnagraj@ignou.ac.in

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  7. We should ensure all Office circulars/ notifications to reach IGNOU employees through email / sms / pop-ups etc.

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  10. I had inquired a query last week at the SMS Service but no reply.. can you please tell me what is the passing for BDP subjects.. let me know asap thanks :)

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  11. This service is really wonderful Hats off to it. Its So prompt, clear and provides information exactly when its needed.

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  12. it is a good initiative that IGNOU is using modern tool of communication such as blog, SMS alerts, sending mails etc.

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  13. Respected,
    This is amazing, i'm getting alerts making me alert. However I have sent my Final Project Mp on 23rd June 2011 Enrolment No.043466540 and Project Proposal No.57986. Till date I could not know status of this, whether this reached or not. Kindly confirm the contact details which will help my anxiety. K P MANJUNATH- kpmanjunath@hotmail.com

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  14. Respected Sir,

    How can I get my original certificate from ignou when I click my enrollment no.- 083594747 in 24th convocation zone it shows that enrollment no. not found why? my email id is jayantisinha@ymail.com and my programme code is MTM, My name is- JAYANTI PRABHA SINHA

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  15. i have submit MCA 4th semister assignment(mcs-041,042,043,043,044,045) on april 2011. my all assignment marks updated on the GRADE CARD except mcs-041 & mcs-042.... pls inform me sir when it will update on grade card???????? my enrolment number is-073652147. name is-MANOJ KUMAR BHAGAT and email is-- manoj.bhagat4u@gmail.com

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  16. Fair enough idea; unfortunately, I never completed BCA. Still, the idea's good and better still if it's being implemented effectively.

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  17. Everything is fine but IGNOU should improve evaluation system. It is total unreliable , it looks that you have some random script that give marks.
    I have 5 Years of experience in java and was surprised to see my java result. However i was passed but it was just passed,my all answers was perfect might be examples was not matching with IGNOU books. IGNOU as result is declared at time but sometimes it is totally unexpected , in a subject you must be failed, you got passed and in which you done very well get failed.

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  18. Nice to see IGNOU embracing new age Technology for communication. It would be nice to have a Twitter and Facebook account as they are the most common social networking services at present.

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  19. Thanks a lot -- the main credit goes to science and technology--- I am a student of BA second year from IGNOU in Portblair--- As I am living in Andaman and nicobar islands--This service Will be useful to me in long run-
    S.S. venkateshwar -- Portblair

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  20. Dear Sir, Just Explain How this blog works?

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  21. My Enrollment Number is 092107460

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  22. Dear Dr.Rupam, I checked with the service provider. They don't want the manual to be uploaded as they are anticipating its misuse. They want it to be mailed to the users. Thanks & Regards : P.V.Suresh

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  23. hello sir,

    can you tell me is MTE-03 removed from BCA syllabus for students enrolled in jan 2008 ?

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  24. hi iam bhargavi kanyaluri my enrolment no is 061965581 plz tell me to which no should we send the sms regarding the queries plz let me know

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  25. Sir i have applied for my duplicate grade card with a dd of rs 150 and also i have sent a form for my provisional certificate on 2nd august 2011. they said that ill be getting a duplicate grade card in 15 days its more than 20 days till i dint get my grade card may i know how many days it takes to get becoz this month end is tha last date for me to apply for my PG.Plz help me sir.

    Regards,
    Bhargavi.Kanyaluri
    enrolment no :061965581

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  26. Dear Bhargavi,

    Prefix your query with IGNOU followed by a space followed by query. SMS it to 9223051616. You will receive acknowledgement immediately. In due course, you will receive response by SMS.
    The following is an example:

    IGNOU when is the last date for submission of examination form

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  27. sir, what is the pass marks in assignment in pgdt course i have got 31. i have to submit again my assignment or no? my email -id is bhawnamishra2010@yahooo.com my enrolment no is -097942153(PGDT)

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  28. i thought it will take the cased promptly..
    i had sent two smses to this number regarding the non receipt of my CIC certificate, for which i have appeared and passed the course in June 2009 with enrolment no:092188293. i had sent several requests through the RC, Bhopal and also through emails. nothing happened. now sent smses.. nothing happened.. now to approach RTI... can u please provide the contact address and procedures for this ?

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  29. Dear Happiness, I forwarded your comment to the concerned department of IGNOU which responds to SMS based queries. You should be getting response in due course. Thanks, P.V.Suresh

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  30. thanks a lot sir.. i had received a call from the IGNOU Delhi from tel. no. 0129535714 yesterday evening. the person from the other end collected the details and i hope the good news soon. thanks again for conveying my grievance to the concerned.
    K. Santhosh

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  31. i have submit BCA 6th semister assignment(cs-72, cs-73, cs-74, cs-75) on 30th april 2011. my all assignment marks updated on the GRADE CARD..plz. My enrollment number is-063240792. name is- Jafrul Islam Khandakar and email is- khandakar_j@yahoo.com

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  32. Dear Sir
    I am BCA-III of sem IGNOU student in HBTI
    I want to know that
    We are eligible for access the facilities of Library in our study centre as HBTI.

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  33. Thank you for launching sms service sir. I am in MCA 4th Semester . i have got every update from Ignou SMS alert . This Service is very helpful for us. I suffered 6 year due to lack of information.
    thank a lot.

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  34. sir i'm a BCA student under siliguri RC(45), my study centre is 2805.i had pursuing BCA on july08 and for this purpose i have passed CIC on dec08.but i have not received any CIC certificate yet,where my friends received the same about 1or2 years before.sir my enrol no. is 084550700.Sir please take an action as soon as possible.thanking you, SHANTANU NATH.

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  35. Thank you very much for bring SMS service and lessen the distance between IGNOU and the STUDENTS.Thank you very much for bring SMS service and lessen the distance between IGNOU and the STUDENTS.

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  36. I am student of BCA and my en. no. is 031420307. I have participated in TEE-june 2011 for course cs-71 ,cs-72 at examination centre (centre code-0522). But I have got result of course cs-72 only and result of course CS-71 as "RE-ADMISSION NOT DONE" . But I have already taken Re-admission in both course in April 2011 by sending filled form of Re-admission and Demand Draft(DD no. :601739 & issue date-08/04/2011 & issue bank -state bank of india) at date 11/04/2011 by Registered Post to Student registration division. I have given demand draft total Rs.2200.00 ,Rs.1100.00 for cs-71 and Rs.1100.00 for cs-72 . Both cs-71 and cs-72 course has 4 credit each.
    so ,kindly request to you,please improved my result as soon as possible of course CS-71.for this ,I will always thanksfull to you .
    Avinash Kumar
    En.NO.-031420307
    Prog. Code : BCA
    Email -ID:-kumar007avinash@gmail.com

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  37. I am student of DSEPCP and my en. no. is 105354709. I have participated in TEE-june 2011 for course BMD054 TO BMD058 at examination centre (centre code-2320).I have NOT FOUND MY result
    so ,kindly request to you,plz tell me my result.
    CHANDRA PRAKASH UPADHYAY
    En.NO.-105354709
    Prog. Code : DSEPCP
    Email -ID:-cpupadhyay.call@gmail.com

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  38. i am student of m.a. (sociology)
    i have forgot to mention my form no./enrol.no on recieving slip so please tell me now what should i do?
    i think this is a very big problem please help me.
    Prog. Code. MSO
    Email-ID shraddhamishra.1987@gmail.com

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  39. Dear Mythili, This is with reference to the launch of new SMS service to enable any person to send SMS to IGNOU. The facility may be useful for building the database of academic counselors with respect to ACTONLINE. They can provide information about the courses for whom they are counseling, etc. using SMS. Thanks, P.V.Suresh

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  40. Dear K.G.Rao ji, This is with reference to your post. We shall do the needful within a week's time. In fact, you can use SMS services in F&A division for a lot of functions that will be useful to the staff. However, the catch is that Salary section should build a database of mobile numbers of all the staff. Thanks, P.V.Suresh

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  41. Dear ignourcsrinagar, Are you using SMS services for post paid mobile connections for the students of RC, Srinagar as you mentioned that prepaid mobile connections are not permitted in J&K for security reasons. If yes, what is the response of learners. Thanks, P.V.Suresh

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  42. Dear K.P.Manjunath, Thanks for the complements. In this blog, we don't anwer queries. However, I request you to send your query by SMS to IGNOU. The process of sending query by SMS is given in my last post on this blog. You may get a quicker response. Thanks, P.V.Suresh

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  43. Dear AP, Thanks for your remarks about SMS service. It's unfortunate that you did not complete BCA. Why don't you SMS your feedback or the reasons for not completing BCA. The feedback may be very much valuable for us in formulating the future policies reglated to Programme Design. Thanks and All the best, P.V.Suresh

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  44. Dear Prasanth Kumar.S, Thanks. I shall definitely explore the alternative channels suggested by you. P.V.Suresh

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  45. Dear Sri Harsha BR, I could not understand your question. Can you pls. rephrase it. P.V.Suresh

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  46. Dear Keshav Kumar, Anand, Govind4ever, S.S.Venkateshwar, Kundan, Vishal and Raviraj, Thanks for the comments. Its nice to know that you are getting benefitted due to SMS alerts service. Your postings on the blog will encourage us further to work in this area. Pls. post your further requirements/suggestions with respect to SMS service. We can take up your suggestions and try our best to follow them. Whenever you post, if you dont mind, indicate your enrollment number and th RC to which you belong to. Wishing you all the best in all your endeavors, P.V.Suresh

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  47. Dear Sir,
    I am a student of MCA (Old Syllabus) and my enrollment No. is 041432609. I have completed my MCA degree in Dec 2010 cycle. Till now i have not received my final marks sheet. please look into the matter and let me know. my e-mail id and mobile No. is as follows:
    e-mail id : handsome.saxena@gmail.com
    Mob No. : 09980503613

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  48. Sir
    i'm a BCA student under siliguri RC(45), my study centre is 2805.i had pursuing BCA on july08 and for this purpose i have passed CIC on dec08.but i have not received any CIC certificate yet,where my friends received the same about 1or2 years before.sir my enrol no. is 084550700.Sir please look the matter as soon as possible,i also SMS the number but i haven't see any reply.my E id: unique.stn@gmail.com

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  49. Hi Frds let me know how can i start SMS alerts service at IGNOU I m doing msw January session
    ghediya.kaushik@gmail.com
    Mo.9067485527

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  50. Hi Frds let me know how can i start SMS alerts service at IGNOU I have join MCA programme from IGNOU by June 2011.

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  51. Respected P.V Suresh Sir i have appeared for june 2011 TEE but failed in CHE-01.when is the last date for December TEE 2011 form submission

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  52. Sir,
    I am a Student for Management program and appeared June 2010 exam for the courses MS - 09,10 & 11. In the website still my assignments grades are not showing for the courses MS-10 & 11. I have already mail my Regional Director two times but not got any reply. What to do? My Enrl. No. is 091447331.

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  53. DEAR SIR I WANT TO COMPLETE MY MA JOURNALISM IN IGNOU. PLEASE HELP ME. IS THERE ANY NOTIFICATIONS..IF ALREADY NOTIFICATION RELEASED WHAT IS THE LAST DATE...PLEASE INFORM ME. MY MOBILE NUMBER IS 9505555017

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  54. SIR CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME IS MTE-03 REMOVED FROM BCA SYLLABUS FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN JAN 2008 ??

    SOME SAY IT IS REMOVED BUT THEN IT APPEARS IN GRADE CARD

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  55. REPLY ON MY MAIL ID : rushirajshastri@gmail.com

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  56. Dear Sir, i want to confirm my study center i am the MTM student and filled my form to Dwarka zone IGNOU center.

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  57. I M PRASHANT TOMER . I HAVE DONE BSC FORM .CCS UNI MEERUT. I WANT TO DO DIPLOMA IN ELEMENTRY EDUCATION FORM IGNOU ..... PLZ TELL ME FEE & ADMISSION PROCESS.... MY MAIL IS PRASHANT_TOMER2030@YAHOO.COM & MY MOB NO IS 09368688751

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  58. Sir,
    I wish to know that M.Sc life science entrance exam is objective (MCQ type) or subjective(long answer)

    Regards
    Shweta

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  59. i have joined MCA 1st sem.. til now i haven't received any details regarding my enrollment number and books.

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  60. Sir,
    My enroll number is 084001258 and course code is BDP. I have submitted my assignment number to the regional center jalore (code 2309) but its not updated in Grade Card. Due to this the subjects are still showing not completed. Plz do the need ful.
    My full name is HITESH AGARWAL BANSAL
    Enroll Number - 084001258
    Email ID - hitesh4agarwal@gmail.com
    Subjects not cleared due to assignment numbers are -
    ECO13
    ECO7
    FST1

    Sir, please do the need ful and inform me on my mail id.

    Thanks & Regards

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  61. I am student of BCA and my en. no. is 012094309. I have participated in TEE-june 2011 for course cs-60 at examination centre (centre code-2548). But I have not result of course cs-60 as "RE-ADMISSION NOT DONE" . But I have already taken Re-admission C-60 in Oct 2008. so ,kindly request to you,please improved my result as soon as possible of course CS-60. i resubmit the new re-registrtion form send by student registrtion centre on 15.09.2011. please publish the result cs-60. i am wait the promotion on my job. please results as favour for this ,I will always thanksfull to you .
    a.krishnamurthi
    Entrol NO.-012094309
    Prog. Code : BCA
    Email -ID:-murthi_k@yahoo.co.in

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  62. Respected P.V.Suresh sir,
    I have join MCA in june2011. I want to start sms alert service, How can I do it? Please...give me steps for to start sms alert service.

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  63. Thanks Mr P.V. Suresh due to your Blog I came to know about this wonderful service. This is indeed a great effort.

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  64. i am know about diploma in (Electrical/Mechanical)Engineer
    plz

    Sassanian me
    cell no. 9425952876
    email id : janardan10021984@yahoo.co.in

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  66. Dear Sir
    I have bca digree from singhania university pacheri bari jhunjhunu rajasthan. i want to know that
    We are eligible for MCA study from IGNOU . plz reply my contact no 9711727780.

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  67. sir i am student of diploma-viep program and my enrollment num is 105301294.
    i want to know that when i get my grade card or mark-sheet. so let me inform by mail my email id is jtnnagar92@gmail.com
    thanking you.........

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  68. Hello Sir I am Student of B.Co Final Year Completed & Add mi. Join to MBA BY IGNOU so Plz Sir U have More Detail Sent To My mail -ID hirdesh_verma2007@rediff.com, contact no. is - 07489250007

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  69. please advise to choose bsc subjects.

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  70. Hello Sir I am Student of B.B.A Final Year Completed & Add mi. Join to MBA BY IGNOU so Plz Sir U have More Detail Sent To My mail -ID tushar1055@gmail.com, contact no. is - 09724862486

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  71. Sir,
    I am student of BDP in Second year. My Enrollment No. is 105174477, please tell me when I will get Assignment for the year 2012 in the following subjects--- FST-1 , BEGE 03 , BEGE- 05 And ESO-11 On internet. My mobile no. is 9434281592 and E.mail I.D. is ssvenkateshwar@gmail.com.-------- so that I can submit on time in study centre in Andaman( JNRM) Portblair.
    Thanking you sir,
    s.s.venkateshwar
    Andaman and nicobar
    islands
    Portblair
    744104

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  72. plz send me an assignments of MA History 2nd semisters

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  73. sir,plz send me an solved assignment copies of MA history second semister 2012 on my email id No:malikshabir7153@gmail.com

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  74. how to get sms alert on mobile i am doing b.sc major in chemistry
    my mobile no is 8802462359 n email add is prabhatkumarb77@gmail.com

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  75. SIR, I am student of MBA 1st sem,i want to know when the result comes ? i had given exam in dec-2011

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  76. sir i am student of b.com. i am still waiting for assignment no-

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  77. sir i m btech computer sci.and engg i want to know the result comes i had given exam in dec 2011 my mobile no is 09850948097 (mangesh kure) plz send the massage or miss call plz sir

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  78. sir i m m.lib pass out student and i want to know about Ph.D in library science from ignou so please send me massage via mail, massage to this no 9812744403

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  79. DEAR SIR:
    I have passed exm of f.y.bcom and I want to take adm. of s.y bcom @ ignou gandhidham.
    kindly suggest me........

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  80. Sir,
    The assignment for the year 2011-2012( latest) not yet recevied nor available in the net --the following subjects--FST_-1, BEGE-05 AND BEGE-03 yet , the dead line for submission is on 31/3/2012. Please advise or report to higher authority.

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  81. i had sent my mtm-16 proposal in april 2012 which returned with postal comments add not correct although it was accurate. i again sent it on may 1st and thereafter two reminders thru mail so that i can submit my dissertation on time i.e. before 30 may but till date no communication from ignou. kindly help. sunita mtm 110308496.

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  82. what is the exact passing marks in MTE-03 in BCA???, not percentage i want to know exact marks for example 17/50 or 18/50 or 16/50... and also i wanted to know that - is MTE-03 compulsory to be passed for BCA degree? if i didn't study maths in 10+2?

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  83. sir, i have joined MCA 1st semester IGNOU june 2013, sir when will we get our enrolment no study materials, i have opted for BIT college for study center with code 1314 when will the classes commences,please resopnd at the earliest.
    kruthi.devi@gmail.com

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  85. dear sir plz tell me when will be mps 1 year classes stard my centre is deshbandu college

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  87. Respected Sir/Madam,

    I, A.Nandini, have completed my B.ED. in 2009 from this esteemed university, IGNOU.

    I am processing for PR to Australia, for which they have asked for an authenticated certificate proving that I have done my teaching practice. The marks given in the grade card doesn't hold good.

    I need authenticated individual marks memo for each year and a convocation certificate.
    Regards Nandini

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  88. mte 03 in 18 mark pass or fail
    100134995

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  89. Respected sir,
    I am a student of M. Com 2010 batch. But till today I have not received the degree of M.com. I have completed my M.com with first division in 2011. But for some reason I cannot attend the conviction program. and neither submit fees for degree. How I will get my degree of M.com. Please suggest me.

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