What Is A Recognised IGNOU Study Centre?
These are of two varieties. First, those which are hosted by some institution and the expenses incurred towards all services are met by the institution.
The second is the case of study centres IGNOU has with the defence personnel. In order to extend services to the defence personnel, IGNOU has opened IGNOU Regional Centres with Army (IGNOU Army Education Project), Navy (IGNOU Navy Education Project) and the Assam Rifles (IGNOU Assam Rifles Education Project). These regional centres function on a fee-sharing basis. Study Centres have been opened under the jurisdiction of these projects and these are also called Recognised IGNOU Study Centres. The expenses towards services provided at these centres are met from the funds of Army, Navy and Assam Rifles.
Source : IGNOU Official website FAQ PDF