20 October, 2017

Shillong
Regional Centre

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History

The IGNOU North-Eastern Regional Centre at Shillong became functional on 16th April 1988 headed by Dr R.V.Vyas as its first Regional Director. It was established with the consent of Meghalaya Government. The entire North East Region of the country was under the jurisdiction of this centre. It was known as the North East Regional Centre of the Indira Gandhi National Open University. In the month of March 1996, the Guwahati Regional Centre of the University was set up to look after the student support services in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. As a result the jurisdiction of the Shillong Regional centre was remained with five states viz. Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram and Tripura. From the year 2000-2001, under the North-East Educational Development Project (NEEDP), IGNOU Regional Centre was established in each of the north eastern states including Sikkim. Thus, IGNOU Regional Centre Shillong was left with the responsibility of looking after the Student Support Services within the state of Meghalaya only.