13 June, 2024

Regional Centre


 Indira Gandhi National Open University, Regional Centre, Lucknow was established on 1st December, 1986. At the time of establishment it was looking after whole of Uttar Pradesh (including present state of Uttarakhand) and some parts of Bihar. After the creation of new state of Uttarakhand from state of Uttar Pradesh, the districts of Uttrakhand were attached with Regional Centre, Dehradun. With the expansion and decentralisation of various activities, new Regional Centres at Aligarh, Varanasi, Dehradun and Noida were established and districts from the jurisdiction of Regional Centre, Lucknow were transferred to these Regional Centres. Even after such divisions, Regional Centre, Lucknow is still amongst one of the largest Regional Centres in terms of jurisdiction and enrolment of learners. 


IGNOU Regional Centre, Lucknow has been started with one study centre under its supervision at Jai Narain Degree College, Lucknow, with its code as 2701. Afterwards, Regional Centre, Lucknow has under gone tremendous growth in terms of learners and study centres in last 32 years. At present Regional Centre, Lucknow is catering the learners of central UP covering 32 districts with 76 Learner Support Centres. 


Since, its inception IGNOU Regional Centre, Lucknow has always strived hard to provide vibrant student support network and better support services to the learners, at all levels, which led to its selection among all RCs across the Nation for two Gold Medals for the Best Student Support Services instituted by IGNOU, New Delhi within a span of five years. Regional Centre, Lucknow bagged the first Gold Medal for Best Services in the year 2004 and second in 2009. 


Regional Centre, Lucknow has been shifted to its new campus in the year 2015. Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh Shri Ram Naik has inaugurated the new building of Regional Centre on 4th November 2015. Regional Centre has organized mega events / activities in its new campus i.e. Organization of 4 days Rojgar Mela in collaboration with Govt. of Uttar Pradesh in 2016; Organization of two days North Zone Regional Directors’ Meet along with other student support activities. Numbers of Campus Placement Drives have been organized by Regional Centre, Lucknow at different time to support its learners. 


Ministry of Youth Affairs, Govt. of UP has given one (01) unit of National Service Scheme (NSS) to Regional Centre, Lucknow in 2017 and consequently for the second year in 2018 too. Regional Centre has organized seven days special NSS camp for its volunteers for these two years.


Gyanvani Station of Regional Centre, Lucknow has restarted its transmission on 8th November, 2017 to provide Radio Counselling and Student supports to its learners.