24 June, 2019

Srinagar
Regional Centre

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History
IGNOU Regional Centre Srinagar was established in 1999 with a view to provide higher education to the masses of Kashmir Division including Leh and Kargil. Regional Centre started its functioning from the campus of University of Kashmir with jurisdiction over the valley of Kashmir and the districts of Kargil, Leh and Ladakh with just four Study Centres, 14 programmes and around a thousand learners. Within the span of 19 years of its existence, Regional Centre Srinagar has enrolled over 3 lakh learners and emerged as one of the largest Regional Centres across the country.
At present IGNOU RC Srinagar is operating practically in every nook and corner of Kashmir through a network of 43 Learner Support Centres, comprising 21 Regular Study Centres (RSCs), 15 Programme Study Centres (PSCs) and 7 Special Study Centres (SSCs). The Regional Centre has established Learner Support Centres (LSCs) in all the districts of its jurisdiction and it is trying to reach the unreached by way of establishing LSCs at sub division and blocks levels.
 
RC Srinagar is offering more than 150 academic programmes of IGNOU starting from Certificates, Diplomas, Advance Diplomas, PG Diplomas, Bachelors and Masters in various disciplines. The professional Programmes being offered include MBA, MBA Banking and Finance, MCA, BCA, MLIS, BLIS, MTTM (Masters in Tourism and Travel Management), Masters Degree in Dietetics and Food Service Management, Counselling and Family Therapy, Diploma in Hospital Health Management, Maternal and Child Health, Geriatric Medicine, Information Security, B. Ed., Bachelor and Diploma programmes in Nursing, etc. Many students of Jammu and Kashmir are also pursuing IGNOU’s M. Phil/PhD, which are being offered from IGNOU Hq based on the UGC regulations.
The Regional Centre has witnessed the highest enrolments over the recent past particularly in the programmes like Masters in Sociology, Political Science, Public Administration, Psychology, Management, English, Rural Development, History and Education.
S. No.
Name of District
Enrolment 2016
Enrolment 2017
Enrolment 2018
Fresh
RR
Fresh
RR
Fresh
RR
1
Srinagar
4013
3435
6095
2943
6089
3828
2
Anantnag
3030
3061
4492
2251
3803
3251
3
Kulgam
483
532
717
389
557
564
4
Shopian
375
402
612
329
571
497
5
Pulwama
638
878
1187
594
828
883
6
Kupwara
1065
1048
1891
885
1635
1464
7
Baramulla
2394
1977
3305
1809
2128
2372
8
Bandipora
297
253
440
160
393
154
9
Budgam
676
632
992
611
812
758
10
Ganderbal
535
486
705
391
534
495
11
Leh
445
462
605
463
619
502
12
Kargil
261
287
539
310
502
405
GRAND TOTAL
14212
13453
21580
11135
18471
15173
 
District-wise Demographic Profile of RC Srinagar jurisdiction (2011 Census) 
District
Persons
Male
Female
Density
Rural
Urban
Srinagar
1250173
665789
584384
1056
15928
1234245
Ganderbal
297003
158900
138103
284
250203
46800
Budgam
755331
400583
354748
550
666620
88711
Anantnag
1069749
552203
517546
366
791237
278512
Kulgam
423181
216873
206308
396
343739
79442
Pulwama
570060
297988
272072
525
491370
78690
Shopian
265960
136302
129658
852
251010
14950
Baramulla
1015503
542171
473332
242
40948
174555
Bandipora
385099
201531
183568
967
320070
65029
Kupwara
875564
475126
400438
368
776322
99242
Leh
147104
92907
54197
3
83901
63203
Kargil
143388
80791
62597
10
130635
12753