IGNOU Regional Centre, Patna came into existence in 4th May, 1991 with the jurisdiction over entire undivided state of Bihar with 07 Study Centres. After the division of the state into Bihar and Jharkhand and on establishment of Regional Centre at Ranchi, there were 33 Study Centres; 13 learner centres located at Jharkhand were attached to the Ranchi Regional Centre and remaining 20 were attached to Bihar.
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In the state of Bihar, IGNOU has established a Regional Centre at Patna and a Sub Regional Centre at Darbhanga. The Regional Centre Patna was divided after up gradation of Sub Regional Centre Darbhanga in to a full fledged Regional Centre in December 2006. As a result of this, out of 37 districts of Bihar, 20 districts were attached to RC Patna and remaining 17 districts were attached to RC Darbhanga; consequently out of 59 Study Centers, 37 remained with RC Patna and remaining 22 were transferred to RC Darbhanga. Again on 7.6.07, there was further redistribution of the districts among RC Patna and RC Darbhanga with the result that 17 districts were attached to RC Patna and remaining districts to RC Darbhanga.
There has been significant demand for BDP and Computer Programmes in the state. In 2006, the Regional Centre Patna recorded 29428 enrolment with 61.17% in BDP (BPP,BA,BCOM,BSC) and 23% in Computer Programmes (CIC,BCA,MCA).
List of IGNOU Study Centers that come under IGNOU Patna Regional Center
|Rajendra College, Chapra (Saran)||MJK College, West Champaran||MS College, Motihari|
|IGNOU TLC-500, Patna||Mahila College, Kaimur||Mirza Ghalib College, Gaya|
|KKM College, Jamui||PBS College, Banka||CWRS Bihar College of Engineering, Patna|
|Sir Newton Inter Science College, Patna||Nalanda College, Nalanda||Government Polytechnic, Patna|
|Adarsh Kara Grih, Patna||RD & DJ College, Munger||Adarsh Kara Grih, Patna|
|TPS College, Patna||Patna College, Patna||Radha Krishna Goenka College, Sitamarhi|
|Marwari College, Kishanganj||BSS College, Supaul||Araria College, Araria|
|DS College, Katihar||TP College, Madhepura||Koshi College, Khagaria|
|Ramkrishna College, Madhubani||SP Jain College, Rohtas||MLT College, Saharsa|
|Gopalganj College, Gopalganj||DAV Post Graduate College, Siwan||Raj Narain College, Vaishali|
|Samastipur College, Samastipur||Ganesh Dutt College, Begusarai||St Xaviers College of Education, Patna|
|Vrat School of Computer Sciences, Muzaffarpur||Purnea College, Purnia||Hai Medicare & Research Institute, Patna|
|Indian Institute of Management & Information Technology (IMIT), Patna||Maulana Azad College of Engineering & Technology, Patna||Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology, Muzaffarpur|
|Hemophilia Society, Patna||Nidan, Patna||Anugrah Narayan College, Patna|
|Womens Training College, Patna||ADITHI, Dumka||Bihar National College, Patna|
|CM College, Darbhanga||Patna Medical College, Patna||Xavier Centre for Computer Studies, Patna|
|AN Sinha Institute of Social Science, Patna||Gaya College, Gaya||Marwari College, Bhagalpur|
|BRA Bihar University, Muzaffarpur||Vanijya Mahavidyalaya, Patna||Institute Of Library and Information Science, Patna|
The Government of Bihar approached IGNOU to train their untrained teachers (more than 2 lakhs) by offering them DPE programme. A MoU in this regard has been signed between IGNOU and the Govt. of Bihar on 22nd June, 2006. The programme is going to be launched through a network of 37 PSCs (one in each district) and about 400 Cluster Resource Centres (CRCs). To start with, 40370 teacher trainees will be enrolled for July 2007 cycle.
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