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IGNOU Study Centre Name- Bidhan Chandra College, Asansol (2855) Courses Operational: BAM, BAFEC, BAFEG, BAFHD, BAFHI, BAECH, BAEGH, BAHDH, BAHIH, BAPAH, BAPSH, BAFPS, BAFPA, BAFSO, BASOH, BAFPY, BBA, BCOMF, BCA, BFSW, MEG, MHD, MPS, MAHI, MCOM, MSCBCH, MSW etc. Working Days- Monday to Sunday (11:00 A.M-5:00 P.M.) The study centre at Bidhan Chandra College, Asansol was established in the year 2007 under the regional centre, Kolkata (28) of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). IGNOU has tried to increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) by offering high-quality teaching through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode, Online (IOP) mode and GOAL mode. IGNOU serves the educational aspirations of over 4 million students in India and other countries through 21 Schools of Studies and a network of 67 Regional Centres, around 2,000 Learner Support Centres and 21 overseas institutions. The University offers about 250 Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees and Doctorals programmes. The admission forms can be submitted online (except for International Students) through Online Admission System at http://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in. Currently, the facility is available for the programmes offered through Common Prospectus except for merit-based and entrance test-based programmes. The Open University system is more learner-oriented and the learner is an active participant in the pedagogical (teaching and learning) process. Most of the instructions are imparted through distance education methodology as per the requirement. The University follows a multimedia approach to instruction. The printed study material (written in self-instructional style) for both theory and practical components of the programmes is provided to the learners in the form of a single print book and/or an e-book, comprising blocks and units or in the form of separate printed blocks for every course (on an average 1 block per credit). The content is available on eGyan kosh (www.egyankosh.ac.in) – the digital learning repository of the University. The IGNOU eGyan Kosh (http://egyankosh.ac.in/) one of the world’s largest repositories of educational resources in higher education, is available for the learners and teachers, and the public at large for free. IGNOU-e-Content Mobile App is an official mobile app of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. This app is an ICT initiative of IGNOU to provide a Digital Learning Environment to IGNOU learners and extend Technology Enhanced Learner Support Services to them. In order to provide individualized support to its learners, the University has a large number of Study Centres, spread across the country. These Study Centres are coordinated by 67 Regional Centres and Recognised Regional Centres. Regional Centre Kolkata (RC Kolkata), carries out multifarious activities such as Admissions including re-registrations, Establishment of Learner Support Centres, Empanelment of Part-time Academic Counsellors at the Learner Support Centres. The study centre organizes Counselling Sessions, evaluation of Assignments, Conduct of Practicals, Conduct of VIVA Voce, evaluation of Project Reports and Conduct Orientation Programmes. Normally counselling sessions are held as per schedule drawn by the Study Centres. These are mostly held outside the regular working hours of the host institutions where the study centres are located. Some Programmes have practical/project components also depending upon the learning requirements. Practical sessions are held at designated institutions for which schedule is provided by the Study Centres. IGNOU has a multitier system of evaluation which comprise; Self-assessment exercises within each unit of study material, Continuous evaluation mainly through assignments which are tutor-marked, practical assignments and seminar/ workshops/extended contact programmes, Term-End Examinations (TEE) and Project / Term-end Practical examination. A learner has to submit Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA) responses to the Coordinator of the Study Centre to which she/he is attached. Term-end examinations are conducted at various examination centres spread all over the country and abroad in June and December every year. Coordinator: Dr. Ajay Kumar Sharma, Department of Physics, Bidhan Chandra College, Asansol Email- ignou2855@gmail.com