What Is IGNOU Credit System?

IGNOU Credit System

The University follows the ‘Credit System’ for most of its programmes. Each credit in our system is equivalent to 30 hours of learner study comprising all learning activities that is reading and comprehending the print material, listening to audio, watching video, attending counselling sessions, teleconference and writing assignment responses). Thus,

4-credit course involves 120 hours of study

  • 6-credit course involves 180 hours of study. This helps the learner to know the academic effort he/she has to put in, to successfully complete a course.
  • Completion of an academic programme (Degree or Diploma) requires successful completion of the assignments, practical, projects and the Term-End Examination as per requirement of each course in a programme.

The University offers Certificates, Diplomas, Advance Diplomas, Post Graduate Diplomas and Degrees, which are conventional as well as innovative.

Most of these programmes have been developed after an initial survey of the need for such programmes.

They are launched with a view to fulfilling the learners’ needs for:  certification,  improvement of skills,  acquisition of professional qualifications,  continuing education and professional development at workplace,  self-enrichment,  diversification and updating of knowledge, and  empowerment.

2 thoughts on “What Is IGNOU Credit System?”

  1. Niraj Kumar says:

    Hello sir good afternoon…kya mai 3rd year me elective courses me math select kr sakta hun ya nhi….jabki maine 1st and 2nd year me polity and history rakha….mujhe jnu se MCA krna hai eslie mai maths lena chahta hun…..kya ye possible hai sir….agar hai to aap mujhe btaiyen ki maths lene ke bad application oriented me kya lena chaiye…..aapka reply mere lie bhaut kimti hoga…. please reply fast……

    1. KS TOMAR says:

      App konsa course kar rahe hai and apke pass konse subjects hai ?

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