IGNOU announces 15% refund on E-study material

To students who opt for a softcopy of the study material, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has decided to extend a discount of 15 per cent which is granted by the IU.  A quick delivery of the study material to students will be facilitated by this move.

The Digital India Movement of Government of India would also get impetus by this move. In July 2018, the scheme is open to all students enrolled or re-registered. The scheme is made available to students who have taken admission online, in the first phase, and a solution is being worked out for the rest.


“On the online admission platform, an option form has been created. As soon as a student logs in, she or he is taken to the Option Form. Thus, using the same log in the student can exercise his/her option of receiving digital/printed study material. On the university website under ‘alert’ section, A link to the Option Form has been provided -“Use digital study material, enjoy fee discount,” read the official release.

For the digital content of IGNOU, an IGNOU e-content App available on eGyankosh has been prepared and is available on Google Play store. For submitting their option for digital study material, Students can also approach their regional centre.

IGNOU Overview   

Through inclusive education, to build an inclusive knowledge society the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), established by an Act of Parliament in 1985, has continuously striven.).  Through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode, by offering high-quality teaching it has tried to increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER).

By offering two academic programmes in 1987, the University began i.e., Diploma in Management and Diploma in Distance Education, with a strength of 4,528 students. Today, of over 3 million students, it serves the educational aspirations in India and other countries through 21 Schools of Studies and a network of 67 regional centres, around 2,667 learner support centres and 29 overseas partner institutions.

The University offers about 228 certificate, diploma, degree and doctoral programmes, with a strength of nearly 810 faculty members and 574 academic staff at the headquarters and regional centres and about 33,212 academic counsellors from conventional institutions of higher learning, professional organisations, and industry among others.

For expertise and infrastructure in the ODL system, the University is committed to quality in teaching, research, training and extension activities, and acts as a national resource centre. In Distance Education, The University has established the Centre for Extension Education, National Centre for Disability Studies and the National Centre for Innovation to focus on specific learner groups and enrich the distance learning system.

With the launch of EduSat (a satellite dedicated only to education) on 20th September 2004 and the establishment of the Inter-University Consortium, the University has ushered in a new era of technology-enabled education in the country. All the regional centres and high enrollment study centres have been provided with active two-way video-conferencing network connectivity, which has made it possible to transact interactive digital content.

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