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GUJARAT Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad (State University)


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Established in Year: 1995

The Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University (BAOU) was established by the Act No.14 of 1994 passed by the Gujarat State Legislature, 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.

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


Genesis

Gujarat is one of the most developed states with rich cultural and entrepreneur heritage. With its progressive out look and its social reformation it has provided leadership not to India but also to entire humanity. It is one of the first state to implement the new pattern of education and three-language formula. It has a well organized network of institutions and organizations including a large number of NGOs working in the field of education and development. These traditions inspired the establishment of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University (BAOU) in the State in the year 1994.

The development and acceptance of "Distance Education" both in the developed and developing countries is growing fast. The reason behind such an acceptance is its flexible approach and user friendly technique of education that can provide a viable alternative for everyone who needs to pursue education further to expand his horizons of knowledge, to sharpen his existing knowledge, to upgrade his knowledge, skill and training and thereby, making learning a fulfilling experience.

Gujarat has realized importance of Distance and Open learning in higher education. Out of the 7 statutory Universities, 3 Universities have been running external degree courses for years. Of late, DTE (Directorate of Technical Education) has been offering distance learning diploma courses in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering. Some NGOs are also operating in this field at one level or other. Thus, the culture of open distance learning exists in the state which augurs well for the BAOU. The BAOU therefore, has a fertile soil to plough and disseminate open learning through regional language at larger scale.


ESTABLISHMENT

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University 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.


Vision and Mission

THE BAOU HAS CLASSIFIED ALL ITS POTENTIAL LEARNERS FOR ITS DIVERSE ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES INTO FOLLOWING TARGET GROUPS:

  • Women, particularly house-wives

  • People engaged in different services, business or agriculture,

  • People living in rural and remote areas,

  • People belonging to Scheduled Tribes, Schedule Caste, Nomadic Tribes and Socially Educationally Backward Class,

  • Persons deprived of higher education in young age and aspiring to improve their qualifications now,

  • Persons deprived of admission in conventional universities of the state,

  • Physically handicapped

  • Prisoners

  • Working people who wish to improve their professional skills.

In order to reach these unadvantaged groups due to educational, economical, social, geographical and other circumstances, the BAOU has so far launched academic programs for all the “less educated”, “educated” and “higher educated” groups.


Objectives

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University Act clearly specifies its objectives. The important and distinguishing ones for this university are:

  • To advance and disseminate learning and knowledge by a diversity of means including use of any communication technology,

  • To provide the opportunities for higher education to a larger segment of the population,

  • To promote the educational well-being of the community generally, and

  • To encourage the Open University and distance education system in the educational pattern of the State.


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Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme (BPP)


Certificate Courses

  • Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN)

  • Certificate in Computing (CIC)

  • Certificate in Tourism Marketing (CTM)

  • Certificate in Tourism Management (CMT)

  • Certificate in Childcare and Development (CCCD)

  • Certificate in Personal Computer software (CPCS)

  • Certificate in Teaching of English (CTE)

  • Certificate in Environment Studies (CES)

  • Certificate in Participatory Forest Management (CPFM)

  • Certificate in Communication Skills in English : Level-I(CCSE1)

  • Certificate in Computer Concept - BAOU (CCC-BAOU)

  • Certificate in Traditional Birth Attendant (CTBA)

  • Certificate in Better Parenting (CCBP)

  • Certificate in Yog Science (CYS)

  • Certificate in Naturopathy (CIN)

  • Certificate in Human Rights (CHR)

  • Certificate in Panchayatiraj Institute Management (CPRIM)

  • Certificate in Environment Awareness (CEA)

  • Certificate in Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Life and Thought (CALT)

  • Certificate in Physiotherapy for the Blind people-1 (CPB-1)

  • Certificate in Physiotherapy for the Blind people-2 (CPB-2)

  • Certificate in Anganwadi Workers (CCAW)

  • Certificate in NGO Management (CNM)


Diploma Courses

  • Diploma in Creative writing in English (DCE)

  • Diploma in Creative writing in Hindi (DCH)

  • Diploma in Financial Management (DFM)

  • Diploma in Advance cost Accounting (DACA)

  • Diploma in Advance Accounting (DAA)

  • Diploma in Insurance (DIN)

  • Diploma in Operation Research (DOR)

  • Diploma in Mother & Child Health & Family Welfare (DMCH)

  • Diploma in Village Health Worker (DVHW)

  • Diploma in Patient care Assitant (DPCA)


PG Diploma Courses

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education (PGDDE)


Graduate Courses

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)

  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

  • BLIS


PG Courses

  • Master of Arts In English (MEG)

  • Master of Arts In Hindi (MHD)

  • Master of Arts In Sociology (MSO)

  • Master of Arts in Gujarati (MGT)

  • Special B.ed


Vocational Professional Course

  • Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)

  • BCA in Multimedia (BCA-MUL)

  • BBA In Hotel and Tourism Management(BBAHT)

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

  • BBA in Insurance & Banking (BBAIB)

  • BBA in Air Travel Management (BBAAT)

  • Bachelor in Media Graphic Animation (BMGA)

  • Advance Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management (ADHC)

  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management (APGDHC)

  • Advance Diploma in Food Processing and Preservation(ADFP)

  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Food Processing and Preservation (APGDFP)

  • Advance Diploma in Media Graphic and Animation (ADMA)

  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Media Graphic & Animation (APGDMA)

  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (APGDBA)

  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (APGDM)

  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Finance (APGDF)

  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource (APGDHR)

  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Insurance & Banking (APGDIB)

  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Foreign Trade (APGDFT)

  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (APGDI)

  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Airport Management (APGDAP)

  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Airline Management (APGDAR)

  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management (APGDHM)

  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Retail Management (APGDR)

  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Information System (APGDIS)

  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Aviation Management (APGDA)

  • Foreign Language Course

  • Foreign Language German

  • Foreign Language Spanish

  • Foreign Language Japanese

  • Foreign Language Chinese

  • Foreign Language English

  • Foreign Language French


Sp. B.ED Courses

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Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University
R.C. Technical Compound,
Opp. Gujarat High Court,
Sarkhej - Gandhinagar Highway, Sola,
Ahmedabad-380 060.

Tel: +91 -079-27663747, 48, 49, 50, 27665056
Fax: +91 -079-27663750
Toll-Free: 18002331020

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