15 July, 2024

Nagpur
Regional Centre

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RC Nagpur Profile

IGNOU REGIONAL CENTRE, NAGPUR

 

To fulfill the aspirations of Vidarbha people for a nearby Regional Centre and with a view to serve the learners in this area, the Board of Management of IGNOU, in its 89th meeting held on 26 February 2007,   resolved to establish a Regional Centre at Nagpur.

 

This Regional Centre started functioning from April 01, 2009 in the local Study Centre premises. The formal inauguration of the Nagpur Regional Centre was held on September 10, 2009 in its present premises. It has a jurisdiction of 14 Districts of Maharashtra (11 Vidarbha and 3 Marathwada Districts)  namely, Akola, Amravati, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Hingoli, Nagpur, Nanded, Parbhani, Wardha, Washim and Yavatmal.

 

Nagpur Regional Centre has been striving in providing effective support services to the people in these Districts.  The Regional Centre has been making efforts to activate all the IGNOU Programmes in this Region, so that desiring people need not travel long distances to attend classes.

It is working with the spirit of “Reaching the unreached” in providing Higher Education. IGNOU provides free education to SC/ST candidates and Prisoners.  RC Nagpur makes special focused efforts in spreading the message of education in these unreached sections, through its GYAN GANGA Awareness Meetings. Till now it has organised more than 1200 such meetings in cities, Towns, Rural and Tribal areas, inside Jail premises for Male and Female Prisoners, Tribal women and Youth in remote, Naxal affected forest villages, Female Sex Workers, Transgender community, Muslim women etc. Media also supported in this Noble Endeavour of “Reaching the Unreached” Mission of IGNOU! Through such activities, IGNOU Nagpur Regional Centre has brought visibility of IGNOU in the Region, up to interior villages.

It has received two National Gold Medals

(1)   For “Innovation in Distance Education”

(2)   For “ Best Services Regional Centre”

Based on Services provided to the Remote and Rural people in Vidarbha By IGNOU, the Government of Maharashtra has allotted 3364.29 Sq.mtr. land in a Central location, with a huge rebate of more than Rs. 6 crore benefit to IGNOU. The RC building construction is being undertaken.