IGNOU Regional Centre Karnal

IGNOU Regional Centre Karnal (Regional Centre Code-10) is part of the immense open distance learning network of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), established in 1985.

When IGNOU Regional Centre Karnal Was Started, HR

The IGNOU Karnal Regional Centre was established in September 1991. Since its onset, the centre has remained committed to bringing higher education opportunities to various segments of society, enriching their lives, enhancing their potential, and invigorating their aspirations.

It continually promotes inclusivity and egalitarian availability of academic resources to all, striving to transfigure the educational diaspora in the region and achieve educational proficiency nationwide. Regardless of societal or economic boundaries, the centre promotes rigorous open and digital learning, stamping significant impressions on the educational landscape over the decades.

Since its establishment, the IGNOU Karnal RC has relentlessly worked towards fulfilling its defined objectives and the founding principles of the IGNOU establishment.

It plays a profound and pivotal role in extending valuable academic services, being part of the country’s largest student body of open distance learning.

Over the past year, it has evolved and adapted to changing global educational patterns while maintaining its unique style of imparting effective and affordable distance education. It has streamlined its courses and introduced innovative programs in response to regional and national needs while upholding academic rigor and quality.


Plot No. 5, Sector-12 (Part-1),

Urban Estate

Karnal, Haryana 132001

Regional Director – Dr Dharam Pal


The Karnal Regional Centre of IGNOU strives to offer quality higher education opportunities to all sections of society and especially to the needy rural masses in northwestern India.

  • The study materials are prepared by scholars and experts, keeping in view the heterogeneous student group and their geospatial and cultural identities.
  • Counseling sessions are arranged periodically to clarify the doubts of the learners.
  • It provides academic counseling to the learners apart from solving administrative queries.
  • The Regional Centre also underlines the importance of learners’ intrapersonal growth and personal development; therefore, they offer various workshops and skill development programs frequently.
  • It conducts several educational initiatives, workshops and programs to train the tutors who are intended to work at the study centres of IGNOU under its jurisdiction.

Career Assistance

IGNOU Regional Centre Karnal provides continuous career support to its students. To ensure their future career success, the centre regularly organizes placement drives, job melas, and workshops that equip students with the necessary skills in selecting their professional area of work. Students are also offered guidance in writing effective résumés, cover letters, and interview techniques. The centre maintains relationships with regional businesses and organizations for established student internships and employment opportunities. Assistance is furthermore provided to students interested in entrepreneurship, providing vital coaching and connections to flourish in today’s competitive environment.

What Sets It Apart

The integrity, coupled with IGNOU Regional Centre Karnal consistent efforts of expanding its academic horizons and bridging the knowledge gap, inherently places it in a class of its own among the myriad of distance education providers. This Centre exemplifies the concept of ‘Education for All,’ giving a break to conventional education’s age, geographical, and socio-economic barriers.

Courses Offered by Ignou RC Karnal

UG Courses
Bachelor of Arts (Tourism Studies) (BTS)
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Bachelor of Commerce with Major in Accountancy and Finance (BCom(A&F))
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
Bachelor of Education (BED)
Bachelor of English (BA)
Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS)
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP)
BCom with Major in Corporate Affairs and Administration (BCom (CA&A))
BCom with Major in Financial and Cost Accounting (BCom(F&CA))
BSc (General) (BSc)
PG Courses
MA in Psychology (MAPC)
Master of Arts (Economics) (MEC)
Master of Arts (English) (MEG)
Master of Arts (Hindi) (MHD)
Master of Arts (History) (MAH)
Master of Arts (Political Science) (MPS)
Master of Arts (Public Administration) (MPA)
Master of Arts (Rural Development) (MARD)
Master of Arts (Sociology) (MSO)
Master of Arts (Tourism Management) (MTM)
Master of Business Administration (MP)
Master of Business Administration (Banking & Finance) (MPB)
Master of Commerce (MCOM)
Master of Commerce in Business Policy and Corporate Governance (MCom (BP & CG))
Master of Commerce in Business Policy and Corporate Governance (MCom (BP & CG))
Master of Commerce in Finance & Taxation (MCom (FT))
Master of Commerce in Management Accounting & Financial Strategies (MCom(MA&FS))
Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
Master of Education (MEd)
Master of Science Degree in Dietetics and Food Service Management (M.Sc.(DFSM))
Diploma in Creative Writing in English (DCE)
Diploma in Dairy Technology (DDT)
Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECE)
Diploma in HIV and Family Education (DAFE)
Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE)
Diploma in Panchayat Level Administration & Development (DPLAD)
Diploma in Tourism Studies (DTS)
PG and Advance Diploma
PG Diploma in Translation (PGDT)
Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management (PGDDM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Management and Administration (PGDEMA)
Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Management and Administration (PGDEMA)
Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Operations (PGDIBO)
Post Graduate Diploma In Radio Prasaran (PGDRP)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Adult Education: Participatory Adult Learning, Documentation and Information Networking (PGDAE)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Distance Education (PGDDE)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development (PGDESD)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (PGJMC)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRD)
Certificate in Disaster Management (CDM)
Certificate in Environmental Studies (CES)
Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN)
Certificate in Food Safety (CFS)
Certificate in Guidance (CIG)
Certificate in HIV and Family Education (CAFE)
Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)
Certificate in Literacy Programme (CLP)
Certificate in NGO Management (CNM)
Certificate in Nutrition and Childcare (CNCC)
Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (CTE)
Certificate in Tourism Studies (CTS)
Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques (CPLT)
Certificate Programme in Rural Development (CRD)
Certificate Programme In Value Education (CPVE)
Certificate Programme Teaching of Primary School Mathematics (CTPM)


IGNOU – Indira Gandhi National Open University

RC – Regional Centre

HR – Haryana