24 June, 2017

Srinagar
Regional Centre

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History

IGNOU Regional Centre Srinagar was established in February 1999 with a view to provide the higher education to the masses of Kashmir Division including Leh and Kargil. Regional Centre started its functioning from the campus of Kashmir University with jurisdiction over the valley of Kashmir and the districts of Leh, Kargil and Tangdhar with just four Study Centers, 14 programmes and around a thousand learners. In just 14 years of its existence, Regional Centre Srinagar has enrolled over 1 lac learners and emerged the largest centre among the Regional Centres across the country. During this period Regional Centre Srinagar reached to the masses and became able to impart higher education through ODL mode at the doorsteps of the needy and deprived peoples and to inculcate in them the competency and development skills in today’s competitive world and to serve the nation in a better way.


Presently RC Srinagar is offering approximately 250 programmes starting from Certificates, Diplomas, Advance diplomas, PG diplomas, Bachelors and Masters in various disciplines. The professional Programmes being offered include MBA. MCA, MTM, B.Ed. M.Ed, BCA, PG diploma in Hospital Health Management, Geriatric Medicine, Food Science, Information Security, Bachelor and diploma programmes in Nursing etc. We have witnessed the higher enrolments in the programmes like Masters in Sociology, Political Science, Public Administration, Psychology, Management, English, History and technical programmes like MCA and BCA. We are in the process of starting need based programmes for the benefit of people of Kashmir valley. We have started the programme like Panchayti Raj & Rural development, Gandhi and peace studies, Anthropology and Information Security. Learners are showing keen interest in these programmes especially in Panchayti Raj as the strategy of State Govt. is to give more powers to Local bodies.