Uttarakhand Open University (UOU) was established in the year 2005 by an Act of Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly (Act No. 23 of 2005). This prestigious institute known for providing distance learning education has 90+ Study Centres located in different locations of the state under eight regional centres at Dehradun, Roorkee, Pauri, Uttarkashi, Ranikhet, Bageshwar, Haldwani and Pithoragarh.

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April 23: UOU Admission (Winter Session) 2021: Registration Deadline has been extended till April 30. Apply Now

UOU offers a number of undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma courses to the students. These are BA, BBA, BCA, B.Com, B.Ed., B.Sc., BTTM, MA, MBA, MCA, M.Com, MPA, M.Sc., MSW, MTTM, PhD, and Diploma in various specializations. As per latest updates, UG, PG, Diploma and Certificate programs application forms for UOU Admission 2021 (Winter Session) are available till March 31, 2021.

The eligibility criterion for all undergraduate courses is to have passed 10+2 or equivalent.  Selection shall be merit-based. For admission to the postgraduate programs, the candidate must have completed graduation. The admissions shall be merit-based. Admission to MBA shall be based on the score of the entrance test conducted by University/ MAT/ CAT. The college has a placement cell that is responsible for updating the students regarding internship and job opportunities.

Uttarakhand Open University Highlights

Established | Institute Type 2005 | Public University
Recognized by UGC and DEC
Entrance exam MBA- University Entrance Test/ CAT/ MAT
Courses Offered BA, BBA, BCA, B.Com, B.Ed., B.Sc., BTTM, MA, MBA, MCA, M.Com, MPA, M.Sc., MSW, MTTM, PhD, Diploma, and PG Diploma
Popular Courses BA, BBA, BCA, B.Sc.,B.Com, MA, MBA, MCA, M.Com, M.Sc.
Application Mode Online and Offline
Admission Criteria Merit based | Entrance test
Facilities Available Video lecture, Radio Talks, Electronic media, ICT tools, Library, Canteen
Official Website http://www.uou.ac.in/

Uttarakhand Open University Courses 

UOU offers BA, BBA, BCA, B.Com, B.Ed., B.Sc., BTTM, MA, MBA, MCA, M.Com, MPA, M.Sc., MSW, MTTM, PhD, Diploma, and PG Diploma courses. 

The popular courses offered at UOU along with their key details have been discussed in the tabulation below:

Courses Details
BA Duration: 3 years (minimum)- 6 years (maximum)
Eligibility Criteria: The candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent 
Subjects: English, Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit, History, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Education, Public Administration, Mathematics, , Psychology, Music, Home Science, Jyotish, Karmakand, Yoga
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B.Com. Duration: 3 years (minimum)- 6 years (maximum)
Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must have passed 10+2.
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B.Sc. Duration: 3 years (minimum)- 6 years (maximum)
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must have completed 10+2 in science stream
Subjects: Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology, Geography
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MA Duration- 2 years (minimum)- 6 years (maximum)
Eligibility Criteria: Home Science: Candidate must have passed B.A. Home Science or B.Sc. Home Science. Geography: Candidate must have cleared graduation with Geography Geo- Informatics: The applicant must have completed graduation with Arts/ Commerce stream from a UGC recognized University. Other courses: Candidate must have completed graduation in any stream.
Subjects: Economics, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Psychology, Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Jyotish, Yoga, Home Science, Education, Journalism and Mass Communication, Geography, Geo Informatics, Mathematics
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MBA Duration: 2 years (minimum)- 4 years (maximum)
Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree with 50% marks along with 2 years of supervisory/ managerial/ professional/ teaching experience.
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MCA Duration: 2 years(minimum)- 4 years (maximum)
Eligibility Criteria: Applicant must have passed BCA/ Bachelor degree in Computer Science Engineering or an equivalent degree like PGDCA from UGC recognized University OR B.Sc./ B.Com/ BA with mathematics at 10+2 or graduation level
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Duration: 2 years(minimum)- 6 years (maximum)

Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce
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Uttarakhand Open University Admission

Admission to MBA is done on the basis of University Entrance Test/ CAT/ MAT Score while admission to all other courses at Uttarakhand Open University (UOU) is merit based.

How to Apply?

To apply at UOU, candidates need to follow the given directives:

Online Mode

  1. Candidates must fill the application form which is available on the official website. They are required to carefully read the instructions before filling the form.
  2. Then they need to fill in the details such as programme, study centre etc. and upload the necessary documents.
  3. The next step is to make an online payment through net banking/ debit card/ credit card or Challan.
  4. Then, they are required to take a printout of the form and submit it to the study center along with testimonials.

Offline Mode

  1. Candidates need to obtain the prospectus along with the application form from the concerned Study Centers/ University Headquarters by paying the needful fee.
  2. Then, they must enclose the self attested photocopies of the required documents and a signed certificate.

List of required Documents:

The following are the documents that need to be submitted:

  1. Class 10th Mark sheet and Certificate
  2. Class 12th Mark Sheet and certificate
  3. Candidate’s photograph and signature
  4. Eligibility document
  5. Self declaration form filled and signed by the applicant

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Uttarakhand Open University Placements

The University has a placement cell which has the responsibility of providing regular updates about internships and job opportunities to the students. The students then make use of this opportunity as per their skills and abilities. The campus does not provide campus recruitments as such.

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Uttarakhand Open University Scholarships

To meet the needs of the unprivileged and the meritorious students, UOU provides various scholarships. To avail those scholarships, the candidates need to visit the website- http:/scholarships.gov.in

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Uttarakhand Open University Facilities

To cater to the needs of the students and the faculty, Uttarakhand Open University provides a large number of facilities:

  1. Workshops: Workshops are organized regularly. These workshops educate the students regarding various knowledgeable and technological topics. Practical workshops are organized in the field of science. Conferences and seminars are also organized on a regular basis.
  2. Learning support: Learning is provided to the students through advanced sources like video lectures, radio talks, electronic media and ICT tools.
  3. SLM: Self- Instructional Study Material has been developed for graduate and post- graduate programmes which is planned to be launched in 2020.

Uttarakhand Open University Faculty

UOU has a highly qualified and well educated staff which works wholeheartedly to inculcate the best values and knowledge among students.

  • Governor of Uttarakhand and Chancellor of University- H.E. Smt. Baby Rani Maurya
  • Vice Chancellor- Prof. Om Prakash Singh Negi
  • Professor- 4
  • Assistant Professor- 27
  • Academic Associate- 26

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Ques.  Can a candidate change his/ her Study Centre?

Ans. Yes, the study centre can be changed in case the present one ceases to function on its own or is closed down by University (free of cost). In case the candidate wishes to change the Study Centre due to job transfer, he can do so by producing Challan of Rs.500/- along with the admission form and application of transfer. Also, if a female gets married and wishes to change her study centre, she can do so by submitting her marriage certificate along with the application form for change of centre, admission form and fees of Rs.500/-.

Ques. What is the fee if a candidate wishes to change his study centre, programme or subject?

Ans. If a candidate wishes to change his study centre, the fees is Rs. 500/-

If the candidate wishes to change his programme, the fees is Rs. 1500/-

If the candidate wishes to change his subject, he must pay a fee of Rs. 300/-

Ques. How can one change the Optional Subject and Medium?

Ans. The candidate can change his/ her optional subject by depositing Rs. 300/- as additional fee. He can do so within 30 days of receiving the SLM. He can also get the medium changed with the same amount.

Ques. Does the University offer courses in Vocational Studies?

Ans. Yes, the University offers D.Voc in Digital Marketing & Management, Soft Skill & E-Office Management and Technology Enabled Education for a minimum duration of 1 year and maximum duration of 3 years. Apart from these certificate courses are also available for Vocational Studies.

Ques. What is the minimum and maximum duration of the Ph.D. courses at the University?

Ans. The minimum duration is 3 years and maximum duration is 6 years for the PhD courses in all specializations at Uttarakhand Open University.