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IGNOU Regional Networks 2024

Today, it serves the educational aspirations of over 3 million students in India and other countries through 21 Schools of Studies and a network of 67 Regional Centers, around 2,000 Learner Support Centers and 20 overseas institutions. The University offers about 200 certificate, diploma, degree and doctoral programs, with a strength of nearly 250 faculty members and 230 academic staff at the headquarters and regional centers and over 35,000 academic counsellors from conventional institutions of higher learning, professional organizations, and industry among others.

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Functions of Regional Centres

The major activities of a Regional Centre can be broadly categorized as academic, administrative, and promotional. The Regional Centres are responsible for the promotion of the Open University system; development, maintenance, and monitoring of Study Centres and Student Support Services; and organization of staff development programs in the region, for training coordinators/counselors/other functionaries. Regional Centres is the sub-office of the University for all practical purposes, and also intended to act as a resource center of the University in respective regions.



The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), established by an Act of Parliament in 1985, 2024 continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education. It 2024 tried to increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) by offering high-quality teaching through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode. The University began by offering two academic programs in 1987, i.e., Diploma in Management and Diploma in Distance Education, with a strength of 4,528 students.

The mandate of the University is to:

  • Provide access to higher education to all segments of the society.
  • Offer high-quality, innovative and need-based programs at different levels, to all those who require them.
  • Reach out to the disadvantaged by offering programs in all parts of the country at affordable costs.
  • Promote, coordinate and regulate the standards of education offered through open and distance learning in the country.
  • To achieve the twin objectives of widening access for all sections of society and providing continual professional development and training to all sectors of the economy, the University uses a variety of media and latest technology in imparting education.

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IGNOU Admissions is a platform to provide all the information related to admissions in India’s largest distance university-IGNOU. Every year there are thousands of students who come forward to take admission in the distance programs of IGNOU but most of them face problems in getting the right information about their courses and admissions in them. IGNOU Admissions, as a portal provides a one-stop destination for all your queries regarding admission in any program of IGNOU.

Here, you get to know about the selection criteria of every course, admission procedure (both online and offline), documents required while applying in any course, fee structure, important dates of IGNOU admissions and entrance exams, and even the curriculum of every course offered by IGNOU. Furthermore, you will be able to know deeply about the courses and how these courses can benefit you. Hence, this portal will help you in taking a pragmatic career decision by providing authentic and non-exaggerated facts about IGNOU admissions.

Which are the IGNOU Regional Centers?

The University operates through a network of 56 Regional Centres(RC), 11 Recognized Regional Centres (RRC) (i.e., 6, IGNOU-Army RRC, 4, IGNOU-Navy RRC 1, IGNOU-Assam Rifles RRC), and nearly 2000 Learner Support Centres across the country. The vast network of RCs and LSCs extends the outreach of IGNOU to the hitherto deprived rural, remote, socially, and physically disadvantaged segments of the population, providing them access to quality and cost-effective higher education in a flexible manner.

The Regional Centre 2024 been defined under Section 2(J) of the IGNOU Act as under: "Regional Centre" means a Centre established or maintained by the University for the purpose of coordinating and supervising the work of the Study Centres in any region and for performing such other functions as may be conferred on such Centre by the Board of Management (BoM).

Further, under Section 5(1) (XXVI) of the Act, the University is empowered “To confer autonomous status on a College or a Regional Centre in the manner laid down by the statutes”

Establishment of Regional Centre

Regional Centres are established with the support and cooperation of the respective State Governments and are responsible for the promotion of the ODL system in the State/ region, establishment, development, maintenance, and monitoring of LSCs. Regional Centres are also responsible for the delivery of programs and student support services and the organization of staff development programs.

Facilities of Regional Centre

The following facilities have been provided at Regional Centres:

Why Choose IGNOU?

IGNOU is one of the largest providers of Distance Education in the world. There are many advantages unique to IGNOU are concerned. Some major advantages are listed below:

India’s Only National Distance and Online University
Approved by UGC and AICTE
NAAC A++ Accreditation
Top-Notch Designed Curriculum
Latest Courseware and Study Material

List of IGNOU Regional Centers in India

IGNOU Kolkata Regional Center IGNOU Jammu Regional Center IGNOU Delhi Regional Center
IGNOU Jaipur Regional Center IGNOU Bangalore Regional Center IGNOU Chandigarh Regional Center
IGNOU Lucknow Regional Center IGNOU Patna Regional Center IGNOU Pune Regional Center
IGNOU Ranchi Regional Center IGNOU Hyderabad Regional Center IGNOU Mumbai Regional Center
IGNOU Guwahati Regional Center IGNOU Ahmedabad Regional Center IGNOU Noida Regional Center
IGNOU Siliguri Regional Center IGNOU khanna Regional Center IGNOU Shimla Karnal Regional Center
IGNOU Bhopal Regional Center IGNOU Dehradun Regional Center IGNOU Raipur Regional Center
IGNOU Nagpur Regional Center IGNOU Trivandrum Regional Center IGNOU Agartala Regional Center
IGNOU Chennai Regional Center IGNOU Cochin Regional Center IGNOU Jodhpur Regional Center
IGNOU Bhubaneswar Regional Center IGNOU Varanasi Regional Center IGNOU Darbhanga Regional Center
IGNOU Rajkot Regional Center IGNOU Srinagar Regional Center IGNOU Deoghar Regional Center
IGNOU Bhagalpur Regional Center IGNOU Saharsa Regional Center IGNOU Vatakara Regional Center
IGNOU koraput Regional Center IGNOU Jabalpur Regional Center IGNOU Imphal Regional Center
IGNOU Jorhat Regional Center IGNOU Madurai Regional Center IGNOU Aligarh Regional Center
IGNOU Bijapur Regional Center IGNOU Visakhapatnam Regional Center IGNOU Port Blair Regional Center
IGNOU Kohima Regional Center IGNOU Raghunathganj Regional Center IGNOU Aizawl Regional Center
IGNOU Gangtok Regional Center IGNOU Panaji Regional Center IGNOU Itanagar Regional Center
IGNOU Shillong Regional Center IGNOU Vijayawada Regional Center -

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