The Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU)Regional Centre, Bengaluru, has opened a student support service centre here.
Karnataka Minister for Medical Education Sharanprakash Patil lauded the services of IGNOU, saying: “Only 22% of the students in the college-going age group are in the higher education system in the country and this should improve.”
He said distance education is playing its role in filling the gap by providing facilities for the left out groups.
Established in 1987, the Bengaluru Regional Centre was formally inaugurated by the then Education Minister, Govt. of Karnataka, Jeevraj Alva on February 1, 1989. Till September 1996, it was housed in the Directorate of Collegiate Education (Govt. of Karnataka) premises just adjacent to Vidhana Soudha. It moved to a spacious rented building at Jayanagar from September 1996.