This new concept of education came into existence with the establishment of the Indira Gandhi National Open University. The university offers 38 programmes with an enrolment of more than 100,000 learners. The university has established its Regional Centre on the campus of South Gujarat University, Rajkot and has initiated the process of establishing another regional centre on the campus of North Gujarat University, Patan. The university has more than 250 study centers. Its jurisdiction is over the whole state of Gujarat. It is open to all persons irrespective of classes, castes, creed or religion.