Printed Study materials for various courses are in the SLM (Self Learning Material) format and the students are provided with such materials so that fruitful interaction between the teacher and the student can be initiated through it. These materials are designed to be an appropriate substitute of the regular university classes, and the Ã¢â‚¬Ëœteacher in printÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ will help the students learn their course themselves and subsequently prepare themselves for the term-end examination. The students should make the best use of the Study Materials by understanding the way it has been designed and developed. The objectives will first introduce the students with the goals which the students will reach at after reading the unit. Then the various sections and subsections of the unit will follow. After each section there will be SAQs (Self Asking Questions) by which the students can check their progress in terms of understanding the course content. In between, there will be some boxes in which attempts will be made to impart the Ã¢â‚¬ËœExtraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ information which the students need to meet with the exam-oriented questions. Towards the end, there will be a list of references and suggested readings. Although the study materials are meant to be self- contained and self sufficient, students can also consult the books and references enlisted at the end of the unit for having an yet better grasp of the course content.
Study Materials are supplied to the students immediately after the Admission either in person or by post. Students can also get the Study Materials through the IDOL Study Centers in which he/ she have taken admission. Limited printed materials can also be downloaded from the IDOL E-learning portal: www.bodhidroom.idolgu.org
PERSONAL CONTACT PROGRAMME
The Study Materials will be supplemented by useful Personal Contact Programmes which will enable the students to clarify their confusions and ease their difficulty while going through it. Qualified faculty members of IDOL will help out the attending students of the various educational hazards by providing necessary tips and Guidelines during the interactive sessions. These sessions are also meant to give the students a chance to meet the teachers personally and discuss their problems.
Though such programmes are not compulsory, students are strongly advised to attend these useful programmes. IDOL, G.U. has set up ten different Study centers in various parts of Assamand students can join any one of the Study Centers which is nearest to them.
In addition to Personal Contact Programmes, Tutorial classes are conducted for the M.A. programmes in Assamese/Pol.Sc and English only. Students are required to pay a tuition fee of Rs.1500/- only for the tutorial classes.
IDOL STUDY CENTERS/CONTACT CENTERS
The Study Centers are established to provide admission, conduct Contact Sessions and provide necessary information on IDOL, G.U. The students can take admission, attend Contact Session submit assignments and get feedback and appear at examination in the Study Centers. Situated in most of the District Headquarters of Assam, our Centers operate as Ã¢â‚¬ËœInformation BureausÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ which can be approached by the students according to their convenience in terms of distance and time.