The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), the national centre for innovation in distance education has released detailed guidelines for the upcoming Innovative App Development Challenge 2021 for its students and alumni.
This competition aims at creating different types of Mobile Applications supported with web-based interface to address problems of the ODL (open and distance learning) system in general and IGNOU in particular.
“Any bonafide student of IGNOU with valid registration or Alumni of IGNOU is eligible to Register for the challenge. The best three Innovative Apps will be awarded with the Certificate of Merit and cash prize of Rs. 20,000, Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000, respectively,” a circular issued by IGNOU read.
The last date of registration for the “IGNOU-Specific Innovative App Development Challenge-2021” is September 15, 2021.
Areas for Innovative App Development Challenge-2021:
-Material Dispatch and Distribution Tracking System for IGNOU students.
- Providing all kinds of student related information through a single window platform as IGNOU Help Desk.
- Monitoring the conduct of online counseling at various Study Centres/Regional Centres.
- Online tracking of the Status of Assignment Submission, Evaluation and Awards.
- Connecting IGNOU students and alumni as IGNOU-alumni network. How to participate:
For participating in the IGNOU-Specific Innovative App Development Challenge –2021, the interested students are required to register online by using the link https://forms.gle/8hQAxxm3sjzWNk6s6
The challenge will be held in two rounds. In the first round, the registered students will have to submit the design document of the App for the selected problem area which will be evaluated by a team of experts.
The shortlisted students of the First round will be allowed to participate in the Second round in which they have to develop App for the selected area(s). These students will be required to present their Design Document before a panel of experts in virtual mode and they also be given guidance for further refining the Design Document.
In the Second round, the shortlisted students will have to develop the App supported with web based interface. These Apps will be evaluated by a Team of Experts and the best three Apps will be awarded with Prizes and Certificates. Students may have to present their Apps in virtual meeting mode.