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Associate Studentship Under Odl Mode of Education

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Associate Studentship Under ODL Mode of Education

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers an “Associative Studentship” scheme under which an eligible candidate can seek admission in one or some limited courses which are being offered by IGNOU, and then register for only one course or a limited number of courses, pertaining to a minimum of eight credits and a maximum of 32 credits.
The Associate Student needs to get associated to a Study Centre for the purpose of counseling, assignment evaluation, using of library, etc. The application form provided at the end of the IGNOU Admissions Prospectus can be used for registration. There will be a fee of Rs 700 charged per eight credit course for admission to course(s) under B.A, B.Com, B.Sc., BSW and BTS programmes, irrespective of the fact whether the course being applied to is an eight, six, four or two credit programme. For any other course the fee will be charge on a pro-rata basis. As per this system the programme fee will be divided by the number of credits of the programme which will be equal to the fee for a single credit, this will further be multiplied by the credits assigned to that course (rounded off to the next Fifty Rs). In case the Associate student is choosing B.A., then the candidate has the right to choose for ‘one course’ only from the group. If a student wants to choose from four courses of 8 credits each then they can opt one each from Group-1 to 6 as per their choice.
The minimum period for the associate Student for the completion of their course is six months whereas the maximum period is two years. In case the courses opted by the students are up to 16 credits then a minimum period of six months would be allowed, and if the option exceeds 16 credits, the minimum period would be one year.
The Associate Students need to be in touch with their respective study center so that they are updated on the schedule of the sessions and attend them too as there will be no separate...


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