In the journey of reaching the un-reached Indira Gandhi National Open University has established its Sub-Regional Centre at Rajkot in 2004 to look after the activities of IGNOU in the Saurashtra and Kachchh region of Gujarat .Later, in 2008, it was upgraded to Regional Centre status. The jurisdiction of the Regional Centre Rajkot is Saurashtra and Kachchh region consisting of following districts of Gujarat :
Rajkot, Kachchh, Jamnagar , Porbander, Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar , Surendranagar, Diu (UT)
The Regional Centre Rajkot looks after all academic and administrative activities pertaining to: 26 Special Study Centres of Saurashtra and Kachchh region in Gujarat .
As on 1st January, 2007 in Saurashtra and Kachchh region there are
Five (5) Regular Study Centres
Six (6) Programme Study Centres
Fifteen (15) Special Study Centres
Twenty Six (26) total centres strength in the region