Updated on 06 Jul, 2016
Change of Elective / Course / Medium / Programme / Correction / Study Centre/ Regional Centre
Change of Elective/Course
Change in Elective/Course is permitted within 30 days from the receipt of first set of course material on payment of Rs.300/- for a 2/4 credit course or part thereof, Rs.600/- for a 6/8 credit course for undergraduate courses. For Master’s Degree Programme, it is Rs.500/- for 2/4 credits and Rs.1000/- for 6/8 credits course. Payment should be made by way of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of “IGNOU” payable at the place of concerned Regional Centre. All such requests for change of Elective/ Course should be addressed to the concerned Regional Centre only as per schedule.
Change of Medium
Change of Medium is permitted within 30 days from the receipt of first set of course material in the first year ONLY, on payment of Rs.300/- plus Rs.300/- per 2/4 credit course and Rs.600/- per 6/8 credit course for undergraduate courses. For Master’s Degree Programme it is Rs.300/- plus Rs.500/- per 2/4 credit course and Rs.1000/- per 6/8 credit course. Payment should be made by way of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of “IGNOU” payable at the place of concerned Regional Centre. All such requests for change of Medium should be addressed to the concerned Regional Centre only, as per schedule.
Change of Programme
Change of programme from B.A. to B.Com./BTS/BSW or vice-versa or B.Com to B.A./BTS/BSW or vice-versa or B.Sc. to B.A./B.Com/BTS/BSW is permitted only in the first year of study within 30 days from the receipt of first set of course material on payment of Rs.500/- plus Rs.300/ - per 2/4 credits course and Rs.600/- per 6/8 credit course by way of Demand Draft drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at the place of concerned Regional Centre. For change of Programme from B.A./B.Com to BTS/BSW, the student will be required to pay the difference of fee in addition to Rs.500/ - stated above. No change is permitted from B.A./B.Com/BTS/BSW to B.Sc. Similarly, change of programme in Master’s Degree (MEG/MHD/MPS/MAH/MPA/MSO/MEC/ MARD/M.Com./ MAPY/MAPC) is permitted only in the first year of study within 30 days from the receipt of first set of course material. A student has to pay the full fee for the new Programme and he/she has to forgo the fee paid for the earlier programme. The request for change of programme should be addressed to the Regional Director of concerned Regional Centre. Students are not required to return the old course material.
Change/Correction of Address and Study Centres
There is a printed proforma for change/correction of address and change of Study Centre provided in the Programme Guide given/sent to the admitted learners along with the study material in the very first lot of despatch. In case there is any correction/change in the address, the learners are advised to make use of the proforma provided in the Programme Guide and send it to the Regional Director concerned who will make necessary corrections in the database and transmit the corrected data to Registrar, Student Registration Division, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068. Requests received directly at SRD, New Delhi, or any other Office of the University will not be entertained. The form of change of address can also be downloaded from IGNOU Website www.ignou.ac.in . Learners are advised not to write letters to any other officer in the University in this regard. Normally, it takes 4-6 weeks to effect the change. Therefore, the learners are advised to make their own arrangements to redirect the mail to the changed address during this period. In case a change of Study Centre is desired, the learners are advised to fill the Proforma and address it to the Regional Centre concerned. Since counselling facilities are not available for all Programmes at all the Centres, learners are advised to make sure that counselling facilities are available, for their subjects, at the new centre they have opted for. Request for change of Study Centre is normally accepted subject to availability of seat for the programme at the new centre asked for. Change of Address and Study Centre are not permitted until admissions are finalized. Similarly, change of Study Centre is not permissible in programmes where practical components are involved.
Change of Region
When a learner wants transfer from one region to another, he/she has to write to that effect to the Regional Centre from where he/she is seeking a transfer marking copies to the Regional Centre where he/she would like to be transferred to. Further, he/she has to obtain a certificate from the Coordinator of the Study Centre from where he/she is seeking transfer regarding the number of assignments submitted. The Regional Director from where the learner is seeking the transfer will transfer all records including details of fee payment to the new Regional Centre under intimation to the Registrar, Student Registration Division(SRD) and the learner as well. For change of Region in practical oriented Programmes like computer programmes, B.Sc. etc., ‘No Objection Certificate’ is to be obtained from the concerned Regional Centre/Study Centre where the learner wishes his/her transfer. In case any learner is keen for transfer from Army/Navy/ Air Force Regional Centre to any other Regional Centre of the University during the cycle/session, he/she would have to pay the fee-share money to the Regional Centre. In case the learner seeks transfer at the beginning of the session/cycle, the required programme course fee for the session/cycle shall be deposited at the Regional Centre. However, the transfer shall be subject to availability of seats wherever applicable.