18 November, 2018

Noida
Regional Centre

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History
IGNOU Regional Centre (RC) Noida is one of the 56 Regional Centres of the University, established in January 2009. It was carved out of the existing Regional Centre Delhi-2 with the objective of providing effective learner support services to five districts of Western UP i.e. Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida), Ghaziabad, Meerut, Baghpat, Hapur. Subsequently in 2013, the university added the district of Bulandshahr and parts of East Delhi district to the jurisdictional area. In May 2017, nine districts of western UP have been added from the jurisdiction of RCs of Aligarh and Dehradun, and some more of East Delhi from RC Delhi 2. Thus, RC Noida now caters to the educational needs of the following districts: Gautam Budha Nagar (Noida), Ghaziabad, Meerut, Baghpat, Hapur, Bulandshahar, Agra, Amroha, Mathura, Moradabad, Rampur, Sambhal, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnore and East Delhi. The Regional Centre began its operations from the current premises from May 2010. The RC is located in the institutional area of Sector-62 in Noida, which is well connected and easily accessible for learners, who hail from urban, semi-urban and rural locations in the region.
 
The RC has witnessed constant expansion and growth since its inception in terms of the number of programmes of study, learner support centres (also popularly known as study centres), and number of students registering in the university. At the time of establishment of RC, the numbers of study centres were only 30 with annual enrolment of 11,120. Presently there are 72 active LSCs of which, 34 are Regular Study Centres, 25 Programme Study Centres, 12 Special Study Centres and 1 Recognized Study Centre, with annual enrolment of above 35,000 students. The Regional Centre offers 117 Programmes of study to the learners through its 72 Study Centres.
 
There has been significant growth in enrolment of learners along with establishment of new Study Centres for conventional and some niche programmes of the University. As many as 25 new programmes have been activated at existing and newly established Study Centres during this period. A focussed effort is made to cater to the areas hitherto not covered and thus carrying forward the University’s mission of reaching the unreached.