Regional centre of IGNOU at Kolkata was established in the year of 1998 and is located in the fourth floor of Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake City , Kolkata. This state government building houses some important offices of the Government of West Bengal. The building has all the offices of Ministers of Education and their respective departments. This helps us in maintaining greater interaction with the officials and policy makers on matters of education in the state. The state government provides IGNOU’s office space rent-free. This RC has a Computer Lab where in the theory and practical counsellings for CIC, BCA, MCA, MLIS and PGDLAN programmes are held.
The Regional Centre is approximately 20 kilometres away from the airport and 25 kilometres from the main Howrah Railway Station and 15 Kms from Sealdah Railway station. The Regional centre is well connected by public transport system. This helps many students and prospective learners visit the Regional Centre in person. We receive on an average 200 visitors at the Regional centre on a normal working day and the number goes beyond during the Admissions period.
IGNOU has established a Sub-Regional Centre at Siliguri by keeping some of the study centres of North Bengal under its jurisdiction. For further details, click `Sub-Regional Centres’ under the Regional Centre in the main page of IGNOU websie.