Important Guidelines For Assignments


Assignments of PGDM, PGDITM, Post Graduate Certificate Programmes, Advanced Certificate Programmes must be handwritten. Computer printouts or photocopies will not be accepted. (Only for Ph.D Programme Students computer printed assignments are accepted)


Assignments cover page (available on the website) must be attached to each assignment. Please ensure that the cover page is correctly filled in and is complete in all respects.


Course Code, Course Title and Assignment Code No. shall be given on top of each assignment.


Only A4 size paper of good quality whether ruled or otherwise, is to be used for writing assignments .


Adequate space should be left between answers to enable the evaluator to record his feedback.


Each assignment for different subject should be written separately and submitted in a separate folder.


a.)Incomplete assignments comprising very brief, sketchy answers, submitted for the  sole purpose of becoming eligible for the examination, will be tantamount to non-submission. Such students will not be allowed to appear for the examination.
b.)It is important that you write the answers to all the assignment questions in your own      words. Your answers should be relevant to the question. You are recommended to keep a photocopy of the assignments with you. The Study Centre will have to return the assignments to you after they are evaluated.
c.) Read the assignments carefully, go through the Units on which they are based. Make some points regarding each question and then rearrange them in a logical order.
d.) Be a little selective and analytic before drawing up a rough outline of your answer. In a long-type question, give adequate attention to your introduction and conclusion. The introduction must offer your brief interpretation of the question and how you propose to develop it. The conclusion must summarise your response to the question.
Make sure that your answer:

  • is logical and coherent;
  • has clear connections between sentences and paragraphs, and
  • is written correctly giving adequate consideration to your expression, style and presentation.
e.) When writing an assignment, you should refer text books and other sources. Depict your answer with graphs, tables, drawings, etc to make a neat presentation. You should also consider clarity of the concept, logic and content in your answer. Effectively written assignment presents the real evidence of work done towards it.



Student is advised to submit his/ her assignments to the respective Study Centre (or to AIMA-CME, if not attached to any Study Centre) well within the due date. In case the last date of submission of assignment is a holiday, then the next working day will be considered as the last date.


Students must begin each answer on a fresh page clearly mentioning question number with the section and sub-section number.


Assignments will be evaluated on the basis of content, legibility, ideas and language (spellings, grammar and structure). Highlighting (bold and underlining) of key words, use of graphics and tables and logical progression of the argument in the answer will be given due weightage


The evaluation of the assignment takes about three weeks at study centres from the last date of submission


An assignment once evaluated would not be re-evaluated.


Students are advised not to submit part assignments at AIMA and part assignments at Study Centres to avoid problems in generation of their Hall tickets.