IGNOU Name & Address Change in Degree, Grade Card & Certificate Procedure

Many times there are minor mistakes in Final certificates provided by universities or there are cases when name or address get changed after taking admission due to various reasons. Many female students change their surname after their marriage, Than students have to bear many problems to get it changed. But in IGNOU now students don’t need to face any problem to get their name or address changed in final Degree, Grade cards or Certificate. IGNOU has brought a special procedure for students to change their details in final certificates after paying a minimal fees. Even if you have taken your degree 20 years back but still you can get your name and details changed. Just follow this post to get all details about IGNOU name and details change in Final grade card and Certificate.

Which Information can be changed?

  • Correction in spelling of Student’s name, Father’s name/Guardians name
  • Change in student’s full name
  • Change in 1st, middle or last name
  • Deletion or Addition in Surname
  • Change in Address
  • Change in surname after marriage

Fee to be paid for request of change in name in final certificate

If there is a minor mistake in name, father’s name or other details from University than students don’t need to pay any fees. But if they want to change name, surname or above mentioned details than they need to pay fee prescribed by IGNOU. Here are the fees details which student needs to pay with application.

Statement of Marks/Grade card/ Certificates issued forFees ()
31st Convocation onwards 500/-
1st to 30th Convocation 1500/-

Documents required for change in Details in Certificates

Sr. No.Type of RequestDocuments Required
1Minor correction in spelling of Student’s name, Father’s name/Guardians nameSelf attested copy of class 10th certificate issued by recognised board / Aadhar Card
2Change in Full nameNewspaper Cuttings (Original) as proof of the advertisement published with regard to change in name in at least two Indian popular news papers
Affidavit (Original) on non-judicial stamp paper of the appropriate value sworn in before 1st class magistrate specifying the change in name.
Gazette notification, in original reflecting the change in name
3Change in 1st/ Middle/ Last Name Newspaper Cuttings (Original) as proof of the advertisement published with regard to change in name in at least two Indian popular news papers / Aadhar Card
4Addition/Deletion of Surname Self attested copy of class 10th certificate issued by recognised board / Aadhar Card
5Change in Surname after marriageProof of marriage i.e a self attested copy of marriage registration certificate issued by the competent authority in case of female student applying for change in surname after marriage / Aadhar Card
6Change in AddressAadhar Card/ any other document issued by government/ Government organization

Procedure to apply for change in name/address/ guardian name in IGNOU Degree/Certificate or Grade Card

How to change Surname after marriage in IGNOU name/address in Grade Card

  1. Download the Application Form and take a Print out from the link given below.

    Download Application Form

  2. Fill the Application Form as prescribed from blue or black ball point pen.

  3. If Fees is applicable (as per chart mentioned above) to be paid through Demand Draft (DD) in favour of ÏGNOU” & payable at New Delhi.

  4. The Duly filled application form with requisite fees and Documents needs to be sent to Registrar, SED, IGNOU Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068

Note:- The Student have to return their previous issued grade card/ Certificate etc. to IGNOU

That’s all about IGNOU name change in Degree, Certificate. You can all the information in this post. After applying you need to be in touch with your Regional centre to check the status about your application. However if you have any query or correction about this post than you can comment in the comment box given below in this post. We will get to your query as soon as possible. 

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