IGNOU Identity Card (ID) Download by Enrollment number.

IGNOU ID card can be downloaded in electronic PDF format. To download IGNOU ID card first create student account on IGNOU Samarth Portal. Enrollment number is the default password for downloaded IGNOU ID Card. After confirmation of your admission immediately download ID card with given simple steps.

IGNOU id card is protected with password to avoid unauthorised acces. Step by step text to download IGNOU ID Card is given below. Please note that after download of IGNOU ID card as a new student you must have to do the a list of activity (Click here) to complete your programme successfully on time.

How to Download IGNOU ID Card

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ID Card is generated automatically by the IGNOU Samarth software after the confirmation of admission. July 2024 admission batch student need to wait for some time to download the same. To download ID card student must login to the IGNOU Samarth Account. For new student it is mandatory to create account on Samarth portal for which the the process is given below.

IGNOU ID card is an authorized official document issued by University after admisison. ID card contains your name, enrollment number, photographs etc. Click here for steps and ID Card download link. ID card also has the facsimile of Registrar's signature on it and other information also on it which proves you are IGNOU student.

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To download IGNOU ID card, First student need to create account on IGNOU Samarth portal. If you have already created account on IGNOU Samarth portal then you can download ID card from your Dashboad after login. If you have not created student account then you can refer the below video tutorial on "How to Create Account / Reset IGNOU Student Account using IGNOU Samarth Portal"  then watch the video "How to Download IGNOU ID Card".

IGNOU ID card has been made available on the the samarth portal from January 2020 admission session onwards. Students of July 2019 admission batch or earlier need to contact the Regional Center for ID card for hardcopy ID Card. Before 2019 admission there was a provision of offline ID card.


Once IGNOU admission is confirmed an Enrollment number consisting of 10 digits is allocated to the learner. Student should note down enrollment number carefully.

Step to Download IGNOU ID Card
If you have the User id and password of your student account then the procedure for downloading the IGNOU ID card is very easy. If you have not created student account then you need to first create student account (Click here). You only need to follow given steps to get successfully downloaded your ID card in pdf format. In case you have forgotton password then you can Reset Password easily (steps given below).

Follow below to download IGNOU Identity card.

Step 1 : Go to IGNOU Samarth Portal.
Step 2 : Enter Your Correct Username and Password in the field.
Step 3 : Enter Correct Captcha Code.
Step 4 : then Click on the Login button.
Step 5 : After successfully Login, Click on “Services” and Select ID Card Download. PDF will be Downloaded, here you need to enter your Enrollment Number as Password to view ID Card. You’re now on the Profile page of your IGNOU Admission and able to view your IGNOU Digital ID Card. You can take a print out of it or can download and save it on your device like Mobile or Laptop.

Click here to download IGNOU ID card from official Samarth portal. Click here to reset your password.


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Note : It is mandatory to create student Account to downoad IGNOU ID Card and Degree Certificate at Samarth portal : 

How to Create / Reset IGNOU Student Account using IGNOU Samarth Portal ?




After downloading IGNOU ID Card it should be laminated and kept carefully. ID card is official document issued for each IGNOU student. Id card is compulsory to sit in the examination hall. Without an Id, card entry is not allowed in the examination hall. IGNOU id card is the roll number (Enrollment Number) and programme details on it. You need to show it while taking convocation Degree. The most important uses of the IGNOU ID card are as follows:

While submitting the IGNOU assignment at the study centre.
While obtaining IGNOU study material at the regional or study centre.
To appear in term end examination
To attend Project Viva Voce .
During practical exam at the practical exam centre
To Attend convocation function, To obtain duplicate marks card and certificate in case of lost.

IGNOU Job Fair, etc


IGNOU Activity list for enrolled students is given below

  • Since IGNOU offers distance learning, hence book or study material is sent only for student who has taken admission in ODL (Open Distance Learning) mode. If any ODL student has not received books by post then they can download study material and use till the receiving of hard copy study material. Student who has taken admission in online (OL) Mode will not be provided hard copy book and they need to study with soft copy material on LMS (Learning Management System) portal.
  • IGNOU induction and counselling class is scheduled by the Study Center / Regional Center after all the admission form is processed. Student need to attend the class offline / online as decided by Regional Center / Study center. Class schedule is intimated by email / website.
  • IGNOU student need to write assignment for each subject and submit assignment at study center before the last date. Keep in mind that each course code has one assignment question paper. IGNOU assignment question paper can be downloaded online. Submission of assignment is mandatory to apply for examination. IGNOU Assignment submission status can be checked online here.
  • IGNOU exam datesheet is published online well in advance and student can plan their exam preparation. Student need to submit IGNOU exam form online and pay the examination before the last date. Exam Hall ticket / Admit card is  generated before the 10 - 15 days of examination commencement and student need to download it from the website.
  • Many IGNOU Programme has practical component and student need to attend minimum 70% practical class to be eligible in the term end practical exam (TEPE). Practical exam datesheet is published online by Regional Center / Study center.
  • After the examination IGNOU result is published on website. The IGNOU Grade card status shows the term end exam result and assignment marks collectively online and shows the course completion status too.
  • Student of PG And UG Programme need apply for re-registration (RR) which is also called admission to next year / Semester. IGNOU RR form is accepted in two session every year i.e January and July. After successfully completion of entire programme student can apply for IGNOU Convocation online.
  • IGNOU extends Student Support Services (SSS) to its learners via various channels. Any Old or new student can use these support services through online or Regional Center or study center.

Online downloaded IGNOU ID Card contains the QR Code also in addition to the basic details such as name, enrollment number, Programme code, address etc. QR Code contains the several extra details in addition to basic details. It includes admission session detail, Study Center details, medium of study etc. You should always carry ID card when you visit to Regional Center or Study center. The ID card contains the facsimile signature of The Registrar of IGNOU. Manual generation of IGNOU ID Card is ruled out from 2021 onwards.

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