Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University (BAOU), Ahmedabad was established in 1994 by the Gujarat State Legislature. It is the seventh Open University in the country in terms of their establishment. The University offers 72 programs with an enrolment of more than 1, 00,000 learners. 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. It has jurisdiction over the whole state of Gujarat.
The main objectives of the university are to advance and disseminate learning and knowledge by a diversity of means, including use of any communication technology and to provide opportunities for higher education to a large segment of the population. The university encourages the Open University and distance education system in the educational pattern of the State. The university is open to all persons irrespective of classes, castes, creed or religion.
Facilities at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University –
- Study Centers
- Counseling Sessions
- Self Instructional Material
- Audio – Visual Material
- Live phone-in counseling on radio
Schools at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University –
- School of Humanities & Social Sciences
- School of Commerce and Management
- School of Education Distance Education & Education Technology
- School of Computer Science