Is it compulsory for IGNOU students to visit study centres regularly?

Is it compulsory for IGNOU students to visit study centres regularly?

I have read this question on many forum and website.So, I thought I must write an article to clear all the doubts of the students whether it is mandatory to visit Ignou study centre or not.

I must say No, it is not necessary at all.

However, there are few cases in which the learners have to visit their concerned Ignou study centre. So, let’s start with the need to visit there…

What is the need to visit Ignou Study Centre?

There are three instances for which students mostly visit their study centre.These are mentioned below:

  1. Mostly, the students visit their study centre to submit the hard copy of Ignou solved assignments.
  2. In some cases, the students who don’t receive their study material (books) at home also visit their to collect them.
  3. To attend practical classes as it is mandatory for few programmes.
  4. To attend the counselling session to clear doubts related to the studies. However, it is not mandatory to attend the counselling session.

Are you interested in checking timing of Ignou study centres also?

For some programmes or courses, the university do organise regular classes. Many students attend them but since it’s an open distance learning university, so, it’s completely depends on learner whether to attend the classes or not.

However, it also depends on the programme which any student is pursuing from Indira Gandhi National Open University. There are few programmes for which students have to attend the classes and they should have minimum attendance to become eligible for examination. So, they have to visit their concerned Ignou study centre whenever required.

Is it mandatory to visit Ignou Study Centre for practical classes?

The answer is “Yes”.

If any student is pursuing programmes such as BCA or MCA which have practical components included in the syllabus, then it is mandatory to attend practical classes. Students must have 75% attendance in the practical classes. Otherwise, they would be ineligible to attend the term end examination.

Ignou is one of the biggest open distance learning university in the world. It is offering more than 226 distance learning programmes. Mostly those learners pursue their studies from this university who do not have enough time to do regular studies. The university acknowledges this fact and it hasn’t set up any mandatory conditions for students to come study centre for their classes.

I hope this article will help you! Thanks for reading!


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  1. Sir do I have to attend theory classes for B.Sc regularly or I can attend only practical classes?

  2. Sir Bpp me attandace jruri he ki nahi Puri jankari Chahiye pls sir

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