Study Center Code: 2504

Indira Gandhi National Open University came into being on September 20, 1985, by an Act of Parliament (1985) to achieve the following objectives:

  • Decmocratizing higher education by taking education to the doorsteps of the learners;
  • Providing access to high quality education to all those who seek it irrespective of age, religion or formal education;
  • Offering need-based academic programmes by giving professional and vocational orientation to the courses
  • As and apex body, setting and maintaining standards in distance education in the country.


Days and Time When Study Centre remains open:

  • Monday to Saturday : 3.00 p.m to 7.00p.m
  • Sundays : 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m

Important Achievements

  • Emergence of IGNOU as the largest Open University in the Commonwealth.
  • Establishment of Distance Education Council (DEC) for the co-ordination and determination of standards of distance system in the country (1992).
  • Recognition of a centre of excellence in distance education by the commonwealth of Learning (1993).
  • Launching of an IGNOU-ISRO joint channel for organising a one-way video, two-way audio teleconferencing (1993).
  • Reaching IGNOU service to other countries.
  • Award of excellence for distance education material by the Commonwealth of Learning(1993)

Co-ordinators since 1986

Period Co-ordinators
From 1986 to 1996 Prof. D. Swamiraj
1996 (for six months) Prof. Srikanth
1996 to 2001 Dr. J.Ebenezer
2001 to 2005 Dr. D. Joseph Anbarasu
2005 to 2018 Dr. Godwin Premsingh
2018 Onwards Dr.Suresh Frederick


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Contact Person

Dr.Suresh Frederick

Co-ordinator

Phone Number:0431-2772200