20 September, 2021

Regional Centre



Regional Director

Dr B. Rajagopal is working with Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi for the last 21 years at various capacities. He did his Graduation, Post Graduation and Ph.D., programmes in the discipline of Commerce from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh and B.Ed., and M.Ed., programmes from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu. He also did his PGDDE and MADE Programmes from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi and Diploma in Hindi from Hindi Directorate, New Delhi.

Initially he joined as Assistant Regional Director at IGNOU Regional Centre, Ahmedabad in the year 1998 and after serving six years   joined as founder Incharge for the  Sub-Regional Centre, Rajkot and developed the Sub-Regional Centre from its scratch level by identifying the building for the Sub-Regional Centre  and  establishing more than 24 learner support Centres single handily and brought the Sub-Regional Centre to a full fledged Regional Centre in the year 2008  During this period he also established a Gyan Vani Radio Station under the partnership of Saurashtra University, Rajkot and served as In-charge Station Manager for Gyan Vani Radio Station and produced more than 200 Radio lesions in English, Hindi and Gujarati medium and broadcasted the same through Gyan Vani Radio Station, Rajkot.

Dr B.Rajagopal became Regional Director in the year 2008 and joined again at IGNOU Regional Centre, Ahmedabad. As a Regional Director, he established number Learner Support Centres and a full fledged ware house for the study materials as per IGNOU policy of de-centralisation of study material to the Regional Centres for the distribution among the admitted learners.  Dr Rajagopal, Regional Director, served at different chapters i.e.,  Regional Centre, Hyderabad, RSD, New Delhi, Regional Centre Vijayawada and joined the  Regional Centre, Koraput in the month of August, 2017 and continuing till date . At the Regional Centre, Hyderabad apart from other activities, Dr Rajagopal has taken the task of translation of Certificate in Poultry Forming, Bachelors Preparatory Programme and Diploma in Dairy Technology Programmes’ study material from English Medium to Telugu Medium and the tasks been successfully completed and presently the above programmes are in offer in Telugu Medium in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Dr Rajagopal did good research work in the areas of distance education and participated in the International, National seminars/workshops and as well in conventional education and presented research papers and published papers in the reputed journals. He is actively involved in bringing the IGNOU academic programmes in reaching the un-reached areas Dr Rajagopal involved in the series of activities through interviews/new items in the reputed news papers and participated as subject expert in the live Phone-in programmes of Doordarshan channels of Hyderabad and Vijayawada stations and also All Indian Radio Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Koraput for sensitising the learners on IGNOU and its academic programmes in a continuous manner. Dr Rajagopal is also academic committee member in Kendriya Vidyalaya and Navodaya Vidyalaya, Koraput. etc.,


IGNOU Regional Centre District Agriculture Office RD Behind Panchayat Bhavan Koraput Orissa - 764020