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Definition of Admission, Re-Registration and Re-Admission
Updated on 17 Oct, 2019


The Academic Council at its 16th meeting held on 28-2-1997 vide item No.16.14.1 defined "Admission", "Re-Registration" and "Re-admission" to be followed by the University as under:

i. Admission
When a student seeks registration for a course/programme for the first time, it be called "Admission to a Course/Programme".
ii. Re-registration
When a student on rolls applies for continuing his studies for the next semester / session, it be called "re-registration".
iii. Re-admission
When a student fails to qualify in any course or for any Programme during the period prescribed to complete the said Course/Programme and applies for continuation or validation of his studies to enable him to appear for the examinations and complete the course, it be called "re-admission".

         IGNOU offers a wide range of programmes at doctoral, postgraduate and undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate programmes in two admission cycles. viz, July and January cycle. The admissions are made in various programmes of the University subject to fulfilment of minimum eligibility. There are two modes of admission in IGNOU viz. admissions without entrance test and admissions to selected programmes with entrance test e.g. Management Programmes, Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) etc. The Prospectus for progammes without entrance test and Programme specific Prospectus for programmes having Entrance Test is available on the IGNOU website at www.ignou.ac.in/