26 June, 2017

Bijapur
Regional Centre

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History
Karnataka is a big state with the population of 6,11,30,704 (2011) and area is 191791 sq.kms. The Karnataka State is having 30 districts.  The IGNOU Regional Centre in Karnataka is located in Bangalore, the Capital of Karnataka.  The Bangalore is a part of South Karnataka, which is a part of developed region.  Hence, Bijapur, the backward area of the North Karnataka is considered to establish the IGNOU second Regional Centre to uplift the backward region. 

 

The following map showing the jurisdiction of RC Bijapur.
The Rationale Behind the Establishment of RC Bijapur :
1.      To establish a Regional Centre in backward  area
2.      To uplift the status of enrolments of attached study centers in this region
3.      To establish the new study centres in uncovered districts of this region
4.      To maintain sustainable development of the rural areas of the region
5.      Finally to enhance the enrolments of IGNOU
The Regional Centre Bijapur was established during July 2011, but virtually functioning from January 2012.
 
Attachments of districts to strengthen the RC Bijapur:
The 12 North Karnataka districts and two districts of Maharastra are attached to RC Bijapur as follows
Table-1:
Attachments of districts to strengthen the RC Bijapur
Sl
No
Name of Parent RC
Year of Attachment
No. of districts
No. of LSCs
No of districts  not covered by IGNOU
1.
Bangalore Regional Centre
2011
8
8
4
2
Bangalore Regional Centre
2013
2
3
1
3
Pune Regional Centre
2013
2
2
 
4
Panaji Regional Center*
2016*
2
7
 
 
Total
12
14
20
5
 
Table-2:
List of districts under  RC Bijapur
Sl.No.
Year of attachment
Name of the districts
1
2011
Bijapur
2
2011
Bagalkot
3
2011
Bidar
4
2011
Gulbarga
5
2011
Raichur
6
2011
Haveri
7
2011
Yadgiri
8
2011
Koppal
9
2013
Solapur
10
2013
Bellary
11
2013
Gadag
12
2013
Latur
13
2016
Belgaum
14.
2016
Dharwad