The IGNOU, Regional Centre Agartala was established in the year 2001 under North East Educational Development Project to cater to the ever burgeoning need to develop human resources in the region. Lack of adequate skilled manpower has been a stumbling block in the composite development of the North-Eastern region of the country and Tripura is no exception in this regard. The Govt. of India has introduced various projects and programmes in the North- East region of the country. “Educational Development of North-East and Sikkim ” is one such project sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) from a Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) of the Planning Commission. The objectives of the project inter-alia entail: Creating educational accessibility by establishing the learning centres/ tele -learning centres covering the remote and far off places of the States of NER. Planning and implementing the need based entrepreneurship and training programmes in collaboration with other State/Central agencies to increase the employment opportunities of the North-East. Establishing Multi purpose community work centres in each state to have a permanent feature for training the unemployed youth. Thirty four study centres are currently in operation in the region. Among these, five are Study Centres (SCs), twenty eight are Programme Study Centres (PSCs) and one is Special Study Centre (SSC).These Centres conduct various study programmes offered by the university. A Tele-Learning Centre (TLC) was set up in the year 2003 at the Regional Centre to conduct BCA and MCA programmes and for coordinating CLP among the CICs of the State.