The soft copy of Ignou Study Material is available free of cost. It can be easily downloaded online from the university official website www.egyankosh.ac.in. The students can download the study material in English or Hindi medium depending on their course.
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Here, the people around the world can download the study material totally free of cost. The learners have to register themselves on this website to access the items. The university does not charge any registration fee. The eGyanKosh is a National Digital Repository which is maintained by IGNOU to store the digital learning resources.
The Indira Gandhi National Open University provides the free study material in the form of DVD’s or books for its various courses. The students do not have to pay any extra fee for the books as it’s cost is already included in the programme fee.
The free Ignou books are sent to the student’s address via post once their registration is confirmed with the university. The university has developed the printed or digital study material for all its courses such as Master Degree, Bachelor Degree, Diploma, Certificate, Bachelor Preparatory Programme, Appreciation course, etc.
As we already mentioned above, that the Study material is provided by the university in both format i.e. hard-copy as well as in soft copy. So, the question arises what’s the need for the soft copy of IGNOU Books if the university sends the hard copy of it to each and every student.
Actually, sometimes the students receive their books late and they are not able to prepare themselves for the upcoming June or December examination. It may be also possible that the books are not delivered to the students because of the wrong address provided by them while filling up the registration form. Below we have provided the screenshot of the hard copy of books to give you an idea how they look.
Now, the learners do not to wait for receiving the hard copy of books. They can easily download the free IGNOU study material online at www.egyankosh.ac.in. They can generate their username and password to login after registering themselves on the portal.
They will be able to download books free of cost in the PDF format. It can be opened up in mobile or computer with any pdf reader software.
To make it easy for the students, We have mentioned the steps which can help them in easily downloading the content.
How to download Ignou Study material free?
- Please open up the website URL: http://egyankosh.ac.in/register
- The User registration page will open up. Enter your email id in the text box and click on “Register” button.
- After clicking on the register button, the user will receive an email containing the link. Please open up your email and click on that link.
- It will open up a Registration form where the user has to fill following fields: First name, Last name, Contact telephone, Language and password.
- Once the user fills all the details. He/She has to press on “Complete Registration” button.
- If the user registered successfully, then he will receive a confirmation mail.
- Now, it’s time to login with email id as username and newly set up password.
- After login, the user can search and download the study material for any programme and course.
Instructions for Searching and downloading the Study Material:
After logged into the portal, it is very important to search the content properly. Otherwise, you may be ending up landing on the wrong page. To download or read the IGNOU Study Material, please enter the exact keyword in the Search Box available at the top right corner of the website.
There is also a link for “Advanced search” below the text “Search eGyankosh”. Press on this link to open up a new webpage where you will find many advanced option to search the content.
Above, we have mentioned the screen shot of the eGyankosh Advanced Search option. The user can do the conditional search by selecting multiple keywords such as Author, Title, Subject, Abstract, Series, Sponsor, Identifier and Language(ISO).
After selecting any of these keywords, please enter the course title or course code and press the “Search” button.The respective link of the course you are searching for will be available on screen in front of you. Now, you can click on “View/Open” button to read or download the content.