Co-Educational Institution
Affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University Shimla-5
Accredited by NAAC, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India Grade 'B+'

About IGNOU study centre

"IGNOU has vast potential for the career development and personality development in various fields through the courses introduced by it. You are reputed to join one or the other programmes of IGNOU out of about 200 programmes of IGNOU.


Dr. Bhupinder Singh Thakur(Coordinator)


The Indira Gandhi National Open University established by an Act of the Parliament of India in 1985, is the largest university of the world. At present it is serving educational needs of about 2.2 million students through open and distance learning system in India and 35 other countries of the world. The university has established a large network of supporting institutions to provide various services to the learners at their doorsteps. The university meets educational aspirations of the students through 21 Schools of studies and network of 62 Regional Centers, more than 2053 study centers and 49 overseas centers. At present IGNOU is catering about 13-15 percent of all students enrolled in higher education in the country, by offering about 158 certificates. Diploma, degree and doctoral programmes comprising around 1500 courses. The university officers a large number of need based study programmes through multi-channels of learning. Studying with IGNOU is different from the conventional system and it offers flexibility in the sense that you carry on with your study at your own PLACE, PACE and CONVENIENCE. In Himachal Pradesh, Centre, Shimla was the first institutional arrangement of IGNOU which was followed by opening a Regional Centre subsequently. Now Regional Centre, Shimla is managing the network of IGNOU in H.P. through 23 Study Centres, 24 programme Centre 3 special Study Centres and 5 CNRI.


The study centre (Code No. 1101) at Centre of Excellence, Govt. Degree College Sanjauli, Shimla-171006 ws established in 1986. It was the first study centre of the IGNOU which offered two study programmes initially viz BDP (BA) and MBA, with a strength 50 students. Today, the centre is serving about more than 1500 students registered in over 55 different study programmes. The study centre provides the following services to the learners through a dedicated team of part time staff and Academic Counsellors: All pre-admission and post-admission information and Counselling services.

  1. Prospectus for admission to all the study programmes of IGNOU.
  2. Counselling sessions are organized at the Study Centre every Sunday (11AM to 4PM) except Examination days.
  3. Assignments of the learners are accepted at the study centre for the learners as per schedule and got evaluated and returned to the learners possibly before the commencement of the Term-end Examination.
  4. Practical sessions, Seminars, Computer Training in different programmes as per requirements of the study programmes are organized by the Study Centre.
  5. Proposals for various project and research oriented courses are accepted, forwarded, supervised, evaluated and forwarded to the IGNOU, New Delhi.
  6. All practical examination and Term-end Examination in all the study programmes are conducted at the study centre in June as well as December.
  7. All post-examination services and information are provided at the study centre.
  8. The study centre is equipped with audio-video system and also maintains a reference library.
  9. University Convocation is organized at the Study Centre as per schedule of the University to award degree to our learners.
  10. Study Centre timings are Thursday to Saturday 12:30PM to 4PM & Sunday 10AM to 5PM.

New Initiatives of the IGNOU

  1. University has introduced Walk-in Admission Scheme for all the programmes. Through this scheme, students can get admission at any time. Session will commence twice a year from January and July respectively.
  2. Now the study material for all the  courses is being dispatched to the learners from the Regional Centre, Shimla which earlier used to be dispatched from Delhi.
  3. University has introduced Assignments (Compulsory Component) for all programmes from January 2008 and now there will be one assignment per course (unless mentioned otherwise). The students will not be allowed to appear in examination without the submission of assignments.
  4. University has introduced Exam. Fee@ Rs. 60/- per course to minimize the casuals Now examination form for all the courses are accepted at Regional Centre, Khalini, Shimla-171002.
  5. Now requests alongwith requisite fees for the change of Regional Centre, Study Centre. Exam Centre Study Programme/Courses, re-admissions are accepted at the Regional Centre. Shimla, Which may be made on the prescribed forms and addressed to the Regional Director, Regional Centre, Chauhan Building , Khallini, Shimla-171002.
  6. IGNOU Regional Centre, Shimla has activated its own Website: www.ignousml.ac.in. students can visit the RC Website for query or information or feedback, Study Centre, Shimla has also been provided e-mail ID. i.e. ignou.1101@rediffmail.com.
  7. IGNOU Regional Centre Shimla has re-started interactive Radio-Counselling (Phone-in Radio Counselling) from All India Radio, Shimla and the Counselling Schedule is II and IV Sunday, at 11AM to 11:30AM every month Learners can interact.
  8. IGNOU has started about 15 New Study Programmes from January 2009.

We Expect from our Learners:

  1. To go through the Programme Guide thoroughly, which provides almost every information.
  2. Always keep direct and continuous contact with your study centre. Regional Centre and IGNOU Headquarters and maintain a separate file of the correspondence.
  3. After receiving the study material, ensure that you have received the right material for the course opted by you in your chosen medium of instructions. In case of any received the right material for the courses opted by you in your chosen medium of instructions. In case of any discrepancy contract the Regional Centre of IGNOU at Khallini, Shimla-2
  4. Go through the study material carefully. Note the difficulties in the blank space provided in the margin Attempt self assessment questions. You may also consult the references given at the end of each unit.
  5. Counselling sessions are organized at study centre-every Sunday (1101 AM to 4 PM) for the benefit of our learners. Please keep in mind that Counselling is not page by page teaching rather your problems. Difficulties, quaries are addressed in the Counselling session. So ensure to attend every session and make best use of the available opportunities.
  6. Assignment component carry 25-30 percent weightage of your study programme Assignment questions are dispatched to the learners alongwith the study material. After going through the study material, Prepare the assignments in your own words or language. Do not copy or type them. Only handwritten assignments are accepted.
  7. Submit the assignments at the earliest so that the same are evaluated in time and returned to you before the commencements of term-end examination and there is no delay in the reflection of grades in your result card. Do not forget to write your name, enrolment number, study programme course code. Address and attach a photocopy of the assignment question paper. You  can also collect evaluated assignments personally from the study centre.
  8. Term-end Examinations are held in the month of June and December every year for which the examination form with fees @ 60/- per course, without late fees is required to be submitted to the Regional Centre. Shimla by the end of March and September respectively.
  9. Always bring your identity Card issued by the Regional Centre while visiting your study centre I.Card as well as Hall Ticked should be available with the learner while taking the examination.
  10. Examinaiotni schedule for June, 2009 has already been notified. Tentative date sheet has been provided in this brochure Last date for submission of forms for BPP and 6 months Certificate Courses, is 31 March without late fees.
  11. Make use of the Audio-Video learning system such as Radio-Conferencing. IGNOU Gian Darshan and Gian Vani Channels.
  12. Do not forget to put your proposals for project work as per schedule.
  13. For general quaries contact the coordinator and for programme specific quaries contact the concerned Assistant Coordinators at the Study Centre.
  14. You can also have various informations on the following websites and phone Nos.
  15. www[dot]ignou[dot]ac[dot]in
  16. www[dot]ignousml[dot]ac[dot]in
  17. ignou1101[at]rediffmail[dot]com
  18. Regional Centre Phone Nos. 0177-2624611, 26242612, 2624613.
  19. Study Centre C.O.E. G.D.C. Sanjauli, Shimla Phone No. 0177-2841843
"Wish You Happy Learning"