The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Regional Centre, Delhi-2 located at Rajghat, New Delhi – 110 002 is the largest Regional Centre (RC) of IGNOU in terms of student enrolment and consequent to it the largest student support service provider among the Regional Centres in the Country. It covers the North, North-west, North-east, parts of Central and East Delhi districts of Delhi. Established in the year 1998, it has presently 46 Learner Support Centres (LSC) comprising 17 regular study centres, 20 programme study centres, 8 special study centres and one jail centre for jail inmates to cater to academic support of learners. Beginning with 19 Study Centres in 1998 and a student enrolment of 6425, Regional Centre, Delhi-2 has emerged as the largest RC of IGNOU with its student enrolment of nearly 89000 in 2016. The Regional Centre carries out multifarious activities such as admissions, re-registrations, establishment of LSCs, empanelment of part-time academic counsellors at LSCs, etc.
The RC conducts periodic monitoring of centres, provides training to academic counsellors and orientation to study centre coordinators. It always endeavours to provide necessary assistance to the learners to facilitate their studies with effective communication links through its website www.ignourcd2.ac.in
Regional Centre, Delhi-2 has started many innovative activities to strengthen the support services for the learners by providing facility to download Admission Confirmation letter directly from the website; track their study material dispatch status; schedule of counselling session; important updates about re-registration/ examination form submission; admissions; assignment submission; digital format of select study materials and also the video lectures and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), for a few courses on experimental basis, etc. The student query section on the website is a single window system to respond to the learners on any queries and grievances.
The Regional Centre has made significant contribution in the student support system of the university with changing needs and requirements of the learner. Regional Centre Delhi-2 has been conferred the Best Services Award (University Gold Medal) twice during the 18th Convocation (2007) and the 28th Convocation (2015) of the University. The Region has also the unique distinction of having two Padmashree Awardees as its Coordinators of the Learner Support Centres, 0708 and 0794P. The Regional Centre has an active placement cell which, in cooperation with its LSCs and Campus Placement Cell, IGNOU, is involved in conducting placement drives and job fairs for IGNOU learners. A total of 866 learners have been selected during various placement activities organized by Regional Centre Delhi-2 during 2014-2015. In 2016 the placement drives are still going on - with more than five rounds already complete at two of its Learner Support Centres - some more being in the pipeline and some being planned.