The University has a scheme of ‘Associate Studentship’ which provides for a candidate who fulfils the minimum eligibility requirements for the programme under which the course(s) is/are offered, to register for only one course or a limited number of courses, subject to a minimum of 8 credits and maximum of 32 credits. An Associate Student is attached to a Study Centre for counselling, assignment evaluation, library facility, etc. The application form provided at the end of the Prospectus (please see page no……..) can be used for registration. A fee of Rs.450/- per 8 credit plus Rs.100/- as registration fee is charged for admission to course(s) under BA, B.Com, B.Sc., BSW and BTS programmes. For the rest of the programmes the fee will be charged on pro-rata basis, i.e. by dividing the programme fee by the number of courses in the programme, plus Rs.100/- as registration fee.
The minimum and maximum allowable period given to Associate students for completion of their course(s) would be six months and two years, respectively. There will be no separate counselling or lab work schedule for the associate students. They will have to be in touch with the Study Center concerned in order to know the schedule and participate in the sessions accordingly. Minimum period of six months would be allowed, if the courses opted by the students are up to 16 credits. If the option exceeds 16 credits, the minimum period should be one year.
Associate students would be permitted to seek admission in any of the admission cycles and to opt the courses that are on offer either in January or July cycles. However, no counselling and/or lab/practicals would be conducted separately for the Associate students. In such a case the students would be allowed to avail the counselling/practical session in the next semester and accordingly the minimum duration would be extended to another six months. However, the maximum duration of two years would remain unchanged.
If an Associate student opts for more than 16 credits worth of courses in either of the admission cycles, he/she is not entitled to seek admission in the next cycle unless the prescribed minimum duration is completed, except in the courses of Certificate Programmes.
Associate Students are not eligible to seek admission to the courses under the Programmes where the number of seats are limited and/or the admission is done through Entrance Test .
Change of course is not permitted under this scheme. Similarly, re-admission facility is not extended to Associate Students. Separate Enrolment No., i.e. ‘AS - - - - - - -’ would be allotted to such students. The filled-in forms of ‘Associate Studentship’ are to be sent to the Regional Director concerned. Forms received by any other Office than the Regional Centre concerned would be summarily rejected.