About University

BAOU (For Bachelor Programs)

Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University is established by the Government of Gujarat in 1994. University is also recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and is a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

BAOU is recognized by Distance Education Council (DEC). BAOU offers 82 courses ranging from certificate to post graduate level covering diverse disciplines like Education, Social Sciences, Humanities, Information Technology, Commerce and Management and Foreign Languages. The University offers Ph.D. Programme in 30 disciplines. The programs are made accessible through 486 University authorized study centers across the state. The university has a cumulative enrolment of more than 6, 00,000 learners.

BAOU was established as per the ordinance No 5/1994 of Gujarat Government published in extra ordinary gazette on 13th April, 1994. Afterwards this ordinance was given the form of an Act which is known as Act No. 14 of 1994 passed by Gujarat State Legislature.

The important and distinguishing objectives for BAOU are to:

  • Advance and disseminate learning and knowledge by a diversity of means, including use of any communication technology,
  • Provide opportunities for higher education to a large segment of the population,
  • Promote the educational well-being of the community
  • Encourage the Open University and distance education system in the education pattern of the Sate

Widespread Recognition:

  • According to Letter no EV/II (499)/94/176915-177115, dated 14/1/1994 of Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi. The Degree given by the Open University shall be considered by the other Universities.
  • In the Publication of Government of India, dated 1/3/1995, all the academic degree offered by Open University are valid.
  • According to Letter no F.1.52/2000 c(CPP-II), dated 5.12.2004 of University Grants Commission, New Delhi, the degrees offered by Open Universities are recognized.

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