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Updated on 10 Jan, 2020

In IGNOU where the students are geographically spread, it becomes imperative to set up the Innovation Clubs at the Regional Centres also. Therefore, an initiative has been taken to set up InnovationClubs@RCs of IGNOU also. The basic objectives of the InnovationClub@RCs include generating awareness about creativity and innovations amongst the students in the respective region, identifying the grass-root level innovations by the faculty and the students of IGNOU, and creating a network of innovators and create a culture of innovation at the Regional Centres as well as at the study centres.
So far Innovation Clubs have been established at the following 19 Regional Centres :
  1. InnovationClub@Aligarh
  2. InnovationClub@Bangalore
  3. InnovationClub@Bijapur
  4. InnovationClub@Bhopal
  5. InnovationClub@Chennai
  6. InnovationClub@Cochin
  7. InnovationClub@Darbhanga
  8. InnovationClub@Hyderabad
  9. InnovationClub@Khanna
  10. InnovationClub@Lucknow
  11. InnovationClub@Madurai
  12. InnovationClub@Nagpur
  13. InnovationClub@Patna
  14. InnovationClub@Pune
  15. InnovationClub@Ranchi
  16. InnovationClub@Shimla
  17. InnovationClub@Trivandrum
  18. InnovationClub@Vatakara
  19. InnovationClub@Vijayawada
The InnovationClub@RCs have been constituted with members from IGNOU students members comprise the academics and staff of the Regional Centres, the Academic Counsellors and Programme Coordinators from the Study Centres, thus truly connecting with the grassroots.
The InnovationClub@RCs organise periodic brainstorming meetings and other creative activities.
  • Brainstorming Sessions to Generate Ideas : InnovationClub@RCBijapur, InnovationClub@RCVatakara, InnovationClub@RCRanchi and InnovationClub@RCPatna organized brainstorming sessions in which many innovative ideas have been generated.
  • Presentation of Innovative Concepts : InnovationClub@RCHyderabad organized a presentation and discussion where the core aspects of innovation, such as thought process, creativity, innovation, discovery and invention have been discussed. The use of technological innovations in learner support has been highlighted.
  • Social Innovation : InnovationClub@RCKhanna and InnovationClub@RCLucknow are involved in activities concerning social innovations, especially interventions for the elderly, Swacchata and reaching out to the deprived sections of the society.