About BAOU

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The Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University (BAOU) was established by the Act No.14 of 1994 passed by the Gujarat State Legislature on 13th April, 1994, and assented to by the Governor of Gujarat on 27th July, 1994. The BAOU is the seventh Open University in the country in terms of their establishment. The University offers 72 programmes with an enrolment of more than 1,00,000 learners.

The headquarters of the university is located at Ahmedabad. The University has established Regional Centre on the campus of South Gujarat University, Rajkot and has initiated the process of another establishing Regional centre on the campus of North Gujarat University, Patan. The University has more than 507 study centers. It has jurisdiction over the whole state of Gujarat. It is open to all persons irrespective of classes, castes, creed, religion or sex.

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 generally, and * Encourage the Open University and distance education system in the education pattern of the Sate

The important and distinguishing objectives for BAOU are to:

TThe University strives to realize its vision and mission by:

  • Providing quality education at affordable cost;
  • Reaching out to learners living in urban/rural/remote areas in the State;
  • Facilitating learner-centric and multidisciplinary course curriculum, pedagogy, and resources through technology-enabled joyful and diverse learning environments;
  • Offering various courses under Choice Based Credit System and giving emphasis on skill based courses for promoting employment opportunities;
  • Emphasizing value based competencies among learners for developing socially Addressing issues and priorities of the marginalized community thereby empowering them with a global perspective.
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