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Open Universities in India and ODL Courses

Open Universities in India provide the facility of distance education to people who are unable to pursue regular courses. These universities offer undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral programmes under Open Distance Learning System in India. They also offer vocational diploma and certificate level courses to students who have not completed regular school education. Read Courses offered by Open Universities Courses under ODL education

There are 14 Open Universities in India at present- 1 national and 13 state open universities. They have educational centers in various states of India. I have categorized Top Open University in each career category like (1) Law, (2) PhD, (3) Engineering, (4) Post Graduation, (5) Graduation, (6) MBA, (7) MCA, (8) Diploma, (9) Certificate, (10) Science, (11) B.ed and (12) Commerce

List of Open Universities in India

S.No
Name of Open University with short forms
State
City
1 Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Delhi New Delhi
2 DR. B.R. AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY (BRAOU) Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad
3 VARDHMAN MAHAVEER OPEN UNIVERSITY (VMOU) Kota Rajasthan
4 NALANDA OPEN UNIVERSITY (NOU) Bihar Patna
5 YASHWANTRAO CHAVAN MAHARASHTRA OPEN UNIVERSITY (YCMOU) Maharashtra Nashik
6 MADHYA PRADESH BHOJ OPEN UNIVERSITY (MPBOU) Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
7 DR. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY (BAOU) Gujarat Ahmedabad
8 KARNATAKA STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY (KSOU) Karnataka Mysore
9 NETAJI SUBHAS OPEN UNIVERSITY (NSOU) West Bengal Kolkata
10 U.P. RAJARSHI TANDON OPEN UNIVERSITY (UPRTOU) Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
11 TAMIL NADU OPEN UNIVERSITY (TNOU) Tamilnadu Chennai
12 PT. SUNDERLAL SHARMA OPEN UNIVERSITY (PSSOU) Chhattisgarh Bilaspur
13 UTTARANCHAL OPEN UNIVERSITY (UOU) Uttaranchal Nainital
14 K K Handique State University (KKHSOU) Assam Guwahati

 

 

 

 

Open Universities Courses under ODL education

S.No
Name of Open University
Graduation
Post Graduation
Diploma
PG Diploma
Certificate
1 INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY B.A, BPP, B.Com, B.Sc, BCA, B.ed, B.Li.Sc and BSW M.A, M.Com, M.Sc, MCA, MBA, M.ed, M.Li.Sc and MSW Aquaculture, Accounting, Engineering, Creative Writing, Dairy Technology, Education, Finance, Medical Science, Nursing, Management, Languages, Tourism and Agriculture Studies Medical Science, Education, Networking, Chemistry, Translation, Book Publishing, Law, Management, Environment, Finance, Culture Studies, Information Technology, Journalism, Rural Development and Social Work Counselling, Languages, Nursing, Business Skills, IT Skills, Power Distribution, Law, Media Arts, Management, Education, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Medical Science, Agricultural Science, Jewellery Designing, Repairing, NGO, Networking, Performing Arts, Rural Development, Shoe Making, Social Work, Teaching, Tourism Studies and Visual Arts
2 DR. B.R. AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY B.A, B.Com, B.Sc, B.Ed, B.Ed (SE), B.LI.Sc and BPR M.A, M.Com, M.Sc, M.Ed, MBA and M.LI.Sc Management and Social Sciences Management, Finance, Environmental Studies, Mass Media in Telugu, Women's Studies, Health Care and Tourism Health Science, Insurance, NGO Management, Community Development and Food & Nutrition
3 VARDHMAN MAHAVEER OPEN UNIVERSITY B.A, BBA, B.Com, BCA, BJMC, B.LI.Sc, B.Sc and B.Ed M.A, M.Sc, M.Com, MJMC, M.LI.Sc and MBA Accounting, Management, Computers, Tourism, Library Science, Health Education, Social Science and Environment Management, Accounting, Computer Application, Environment, Law and Tourism Health Science, Accounting, Languages, Gandhian Philosophy, Management, Computing, Tourism, and Social Sciences
4 NALANDA OPEN UNIVERSITY B.A (Honours), B.Sc (Honours), B.Com, BBA, B.Li.Sc and BCA M.A, M.Sc, MCA, M.Li.Sc and M.Com Management Management, Journalism and Yogic Studies Computing, Networking, Library Science, Dental Science, Laboratory Technique, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Nursing, Optometry, Languages, Religious Studies, Child and Women Rights, Environment Studies, Agriculture Sciences, Health Sciences, Panchayati Raj and Interior Decoration
5 YASHWANTRAO CHAVAN MAHARASHTRA OPEN UNIVERSITY B.A, B.Com, B.Sc, B.Arch, B.Tech, BCA and Other Bachelor courses (1) Fire and Health Safety Environment Management, (2) Co-operative Management, (3) Fine Art, (4) Education (e-Edu) and (5) Design M.A, M.Sc, M.Arch, MBA, MSW, M.ed, M.Com & M.Li.Sc Agriculture, Management, Computers, Mechanical & Electrical Vocational Trades, Fashion Design, Journalism, Engineering and Medical Sciences Fire & Safety, Actuarial Science, Bio-Informatics and Health Care Vocational, Information Technology, Accounting, Health Sciences, Computer Programming, Foreign Languages and Social Sciences
6 MADHYA PRADESH BHOJ OPEN UNIVERSITY BBA, B.Com, B.Sc, BCA, B.A, B.LI.Sc, BJMC, B.Ed-GEDE and B.Ed-SEDE MBA, MIB, MBE, M.Com, MCA, M.Sc, M.A, MSW, LLM, M.LI.Sc, MJMC and M.Ed Management, Air Ticketing, Computer Programming, Education, Health Education, Fashion Technology, Foreign Trade and Vedic Maths Management, Tourism, Company Secretaryship, Computer Application, Bioinformatics, Chemoinformatics, Health Sciences, Physiotherapy, Remote Sensing and Yoga Therapy Tourism, Computer Application, Fashion Technology, Human Rights, Rural Development, Environmental Studies, Communication Skills and Housekeeping Operations
7 DR. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY B.A, B.Com, B.Ed, B.Li.Sc, BCA, BBA and Bachelor in Animation M.A, MCA and Special B.ed Food Processing, Animation, Hotel Management, Creative writing, Management, Accounting, Insurance, Operation Research, Nursing and Foreign Languages Hotel Management, Food Processing, Animation, Management, Finance, Banking, Foreign Trade, Information System and Aviation Nutrition, Computing, Tourism, Teaching, Environment Studies, Communication Skills, Naturopathy, Human Rights, NGO and Nursing
8 KARNATAKA STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY B.A, B.Com, B.Ed and B.Li.Sc M.A, M.Com, M.Ed, M.B.A, M.Sc, LLM and M.Li.Sc Kannada, Journalism, Statistics and Information Technology English, Management, Education, Rural Development, Health Education, Journalism and Dietetics Kannada, Environment, Panchayat Raj, Food Preservation, Nutrition and Agriculture
9 NETAJI SUBHAS OPEN UNIVERSITY BPP, B.Li.Sc, Graduate (Physician Assistant), B.A (Honours), B.Com (Honours), B.Sc (Honours), B.Ed SEDE and BCA M.A, M.Com, M.Sc, M.Li.Sc, MCA and Hospital Administration Teachers' Training, Yoga, Entrepreneurship, Health Management, DMLT, Tourism, Nature Therapy and Child care Management, Psychological Counselling, Hospital Management, Nursing, Sonography, Fashion Technology, Journalism, Advertising, Teaching and Taxation Tailoring, Information Technology, English Communication, Human Rights, Social Work, Fishery, Agriculture and Women studies
10 U.P. RAJARSHI TANDON OPEN UNIVERSITY B.A, BCA, B.Com, BBA, BTM, B.Ed, B.Ed(SE), BSW and B.Sc M.Li.Sc, MJ, MBA, MCA, M.A, MCS, M.Com and M.Sc Health Science, Tourism, Rural Development, Fashion & Textile Designing, Photography, Home Arts, Sanskrit, Jyotirvigyan, Computers and Agriculture Journalism, Management, Computer Application, Translation, Creative Writing, Environment, Counselling, Education and Hindi Agriculture, Tourism, Health Science, Law, Management, Women's Empowerment, Yoga, Taxation, Fashion and Textile Designing, Computer Courses, Environmental Studies, Buddhism and Leather Technology
11 TAMIL NADU OPEN UNIVERSITY B.A, B.Lit, B.Com, BBA, BCA, B.Sc and B.ed MBA, M.A, M.Com, MCA and M.Sc Management, Databases, Media Art, Food & Nutrition, Rural Development, Teaching, Environmental Studies and NGO Computer Application, Information Technology, Management, Public Administration, Environment, Law, Spoken English and Psychological Counselling Computers, Technician, Catering, Mechanic, Health Science, Beautician, Fashion Design, Education (Kindergarten), Reparing and Food Production
12 PT. SUNDERLAL SHARMA OPEN UNIVERSITY BPP, B.A, B.Sc, B Com, BCA, B.Ed and B.Li.Sc MA and M.Sc Management Computer Application Computer Application, Yoga, Jyotish and Arurvedic Knowledge
13 UTTARANCHAL OPEN UNIVERSITY B.A, BBA, B.Com, BCA, BHM, BTS and BS (Agriculture Management) MA, M.Sc, Master of GeoInformatics, MBA, M.Com, MCA, Master of Hotel Management, LLM, MSW and MTM Management, Agriculture, Banking, Computer Application, Accounting, Hotel Management, Health Science, Tourism and Yoga Management, Music, Computer Application, Geoinformatics and Journalism Management, Panchayati Raj, Agriculture, Ayurveda, Accounting, Computer Courses, GeoInformatics, Information Technology, Journalism, Yogic Science and Basic Workshop Techniques
14 KK Handique State University BPP, B.A, B.Com, BMC, BCA and BBA M.A, MMC, MBA, MCA and MSW Journalism, Tourism, Hotel Management, Creative Writing, Networking, Library Science and Sanskrit Mass Communication, Management, Broadcast Journalism, Tourism and Computer Application Maintenance, Repairing, Computers, Welding, Electrical Wiring and Animals Farming

Top Open University in each career category

Rank
University
Top Courses
1 Indira Gandhi National Open University Engineering, Phd, MBA, MCA, B.ed, Law and Certificate courses
2 Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Architechture, Computer Programming, B.ed, MBA, Life Sciences and Certificate courses.
3 Dr BR Ambedkar Open University Commerce, B.ed, Library Science, MBA, PG Diploma, Health Science and Insurance Courses
4 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University B.ed, Diploma, MCA, Hotel and Tourism Management courses
5 Netaji Subhas Open University B.ed, Graduate, Health Sciences and PG Diploma courses
6 M.P. Bhoj (Open) University MBA, Post Graduate, Science, Languages, Law, Diploma and PG Diploma courses
7 U.P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University Graduate, B.ed, Certificate, Management courses
8 Tamil Nadu Open University M.Phil , MBA, MCA and PG Diploma courses
9 Karnataka State Open University B.ed, Law, MBA and Commerce courses
10 Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University M.Phil, MBA, Journalism and Commerce courses
11 Uttarakhand Open University Post Graduate, Ayurveda, Law and MBA courses
12 Nalanda Open University Phd and Certificate courses
13 Pt. Sunder Sharma Open Uuniversity Graduate and Certificate courses
14 KK Handique State University Diploma and Certificate courses

 

 

 

 

 

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