Vikash Sharma

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has released a notice on the scheme of fee support to Reserved category students seeking fresh admissions and re-registrations in the January 2022 admission cycle.

As per the notice, the benefit of the scheme has been extended to the SC, ST students for the January 2022 session.

“A fee of Rs 200 will be charged from SC/ST applicants seeking fresh admissions,” the IGNOU notice read.

For fresh admissions of January 2022, parents’/guardians income of fresh applicants from all sources should not exceed Rs 2.5 lakh during the last financial year as per the Government of India norms. IGNOU has advised applicants to submit Income Certificate issued by the authorised government agency while taking the admission.

For Re-Registering SC/ST Students: Earlier process of re-registration is to be maintained for SC/ST students who had already availed the benefits of the scheme in earlier admission cycles with conditions laid down in the notification issued on June 26, 2021.

As per the June notification, the scheme is not available for modular certificate/ diploma programmes which form part of a degree programme. Beneficiaries who are enrolling simultaneously in a certificate level programme along with an under-graduate programme shall be eligible for fee exemption only in one programme. Click Here for the IGNOU notice.