Why IGNOU RC Kolkata(বিকাশ ভবন) is a one-stop solution for students

Ignou rc Kolkata
Written by Niraj

IGNOU RC Kolkata is the headquarters of the Kolkata regional centre and is a premier educational institution that offers courses in different streams, including arts, commerce and science. The university has established regional centres all over India to facilitate its students and provide them with counseling services. 

Note: RC stands for Regional centre, LSC= Learner Support Centre, SC = Study Centre

Have you ever visited IGNOU RC Kolkata regional centre for an admission status inquiry?

I know Most of us have once visited. Do you know that a regional office is a one-stop solution for every learner?

Whenever they announce admission notices, most students try to contact the office.

IGNOU RC Kolkata regional centre address

Indira Gandhi National Open University Kolkata regional centre situated in Bikash Bhawan, north block 4th-floor pin code-700091.

Year: 1998.

Connectivity: It has good connectivity by train, bus, metro, etc.

How to reach IGNOU RC Kolkata

Nearby Metro station: Central Park

Railway Station: Bidhan Nagar

Nearby bus stop: Bikash Bhawan

Time to visit–10:00 AM to 4:00 PM open all day except Saturday-Sunday and Public Holidays.

IGNOU Kolkata contact number

The helpline number is 033 23349850/ 033 23592719. RC is most useful when facing trouble in the admission portal, assignment submission, andID card.

I know you have a question. While calling on regional office helpline number, no one receives my call. 

I know this happens sometimes, and they are very busy during working hours. You can try IGRAM IGNOU for student support.

But you can’t believe they are very helpful. 

IGNOU Kolkata’s official website

IGNOU RC Kolkata’s official website ( has some unique forms useful for every student. I am going to show you the list of some documents. I am sure every learner needed this form during the course.

  • Application Form for Non-reflection of Assignment /
  • Practical Marks in the Grade Card  
  • Form for Duplicate Grade Card/Mark-Sheet
  • Correction of Name & Father’s Name/ Mobile No./E-Mail/Date of Birth
  • Migration Certificate form
  • Assignment-Acknowledgement Receipt
  • IGNOU SC change form  

How to change IGNOU study centre online

IGNOU change of LSC is a simple process that does not require hard work. The most common issues in the LSC are not a program centre (the course you have selected is not available in this college) or a long distance from your home.

I will not suggest that you apply the change option in offline mode. 

This tutorial will show you how to change the IGNOU study centre.

  1. Log on to the Student portal
  2. Open the students’ dashboard
  3. Click on the services
  4. Select change study centre
  5. Choose the college as per your choice from the list
  6. Click on Submit button

You will receive a Request Id. Sometimes, it takes a minimum of 15 days to update the data. Once the application gets approved, you will receive a change request confirmation letter to your address.

Note: If you change college from ABC to XYZ, and your assignment records are pending, you will get into trouble. It happens maximum, and I recommend you don’t change until they upload previous assignment marks.

You can try another method, but I will not recommend it to you because it takes more time.

How to change the IGNOU study centre offline

Visit your regional office, collect and fill out the change of study centre form, attach an IGNOU ID card colour print, submit it to the regional office. It depends on the situation. Sometimes management uploads within 50 days.

My experience in IGNOU regional office in Kolkata

When I went to Bikash Bhawan in 2013, nine years ago, one of my friends faced trouble with the BED entrance exam and was unaware of the application criteria. I recommend him to visit.

You can’t believe the office was overcrowded. We waited to collect the IGNOU prospectus, and we got it. But when my friend tried to ask a question, they told us everything is written on the prospectus and notice board you can check.

We were thinking about why the staff of IGNOU RC was not providing information, but after 10 minutes of waiting, we saw over 100 students standing in the queue. How could they support everyone in a short time?

However, a staff of RC office helped us. Now, this university is providing digital support. We have an online admission option. So we don’t require standing in a queue to get admission details.

IGNOU regional centre in West Bengal

Under the IGNOU RC Kolkata, there is over 35 LSC providing student support.

Do you know how many regional offices are available in West Bengal?

Three RC are operating under west Bengal.

  1. IGNOU Kolkata regional centre
  2. Raghunathganj
  3. IGNOU RC Siliguri

But the most significant number of students is applying to IGNOU RC Kolkata regional centre.

IGNOU study centre in the Kolkata region

IGNOU college is available in all east, west, north, and south districts.

Getting the SC code is simple; you can get the college code list from the official website, and available on the regional website.

Howrah city 28160, Hooghly 28150, 2810 become the most student capacity study centre under the IGNOU Kolkata regional centre. It is helpful while submitting TMA, introduction meetings, and various other activities. 

The LSC holds the record of the tutor mark assignment. One of the significant works of the regional office is student support, which helps your admission process quickly. 

Some of the old centre has been closed; check the below video.

IGNOU study centre timings

Here is detailed information to let you know about office timing so you can reach there without further delay. College opens on Saturday and Sunday, mostly from 10 to 4, but the day and time may differ.

Note: While visiting the college, ensure you have an identity card.

How to know my study centre code in IGNOU

IGNOU study centre code is available on the Admission status page and the RC website.

IGNOU Kolkata courses

Many specialized programs are available in the IGNOU RC Kolkata. BCOMCAA and BCOMAF are unavailable in all colleges except Bhairab Ganguli (2842).

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