03 December, 2023

Regional Centre


Emergence of IGNOU as the largest Open University in the World with 1.8 million (18 lakh) students.


Establishment of Distance Education Council (DEC) for coordination and determination of standards of Distance Education Systems in the country (1992)


Recognition as Centre of Excellence in Distance Education by the Commonwealth of Learning (1993)


Establishment of Staff Training and Research Institute in Distance Education (STRIDE) with support from the Commonwealth of Learning (COL).


Launching of an IGNOU-ISRO joint channel for organising a one-way video, two-way audio teleconferencing (1993-94).


Taking IGNOU programmes to West Asian Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal and Seychelles in all to 32 countries.


Award of Excellence for Distance Education Materials by Commonwealth of Learning (1999).


Launch of a series of 24 hours Educational Channels 'Gyan Darshan'. IGNOU is the nodal agency for these channels and regular transmissions are done from the studio at EMPC, IGNOU.


Launch of 'Edusat' videoconferencing channel (2 way video, 2 way audio).