To deliver exam results faster to over three million students across India will get their exam results faster and more conveniently, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on 14th March 2010, created six zones to decentralize the evaluation of answer scripts. It was earlier centralised at IGNOU headquarters at New Delhi, since the inception of the university in 1985.
IGNOU currently has more than three million students. The respective evaluation centres are to handle the revaluation of answer script, photocopies of answer scripts and early declaration of results of term end examinations, after the decentralization. The evaluation centre at Delhi shall have jurisdiction within Delhi and all examination centres of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad. The Chennai centre shall have jurisdiction of all examination centres within Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu (area under Madurai Regional Centre) and Maharashtra (area under Pune RC), and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.