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Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University

Updated on: Nov 20, 2015

The Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University (MPBOU) was established under an Act of State Assembly in 1991 by Madhya Pradesh Government. The Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University is named after the Illustrious King Raja Bhoj Deva, one of the greatest kings of ancient India, a builder, a scholar, an author, and great patron of education.

The objectives of the Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University as directed by the act:

  • Extension and Expansion of Higher Education by reaching the un-reached through various flexible means suited to the Open and Distance education mode using emerging information and communication technology
  • To promote national integration and the integrated development of human personality for the well being of the community
  • To determine/maintain standards and promote Distance Education

The University disseminates knowledge and quality education to different target group of learners irrespective of their age, gender, region, status and employment. MPBOU is the main University in the sate for providing easily accessible and quality higher education through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system.

Today, the MPBOU has an enrollment of 1.5 lakh students and is the second largest Open University in the country.

One of the main aims of the University is to develop and provide easily-accessible system of higher education and training, by use of different modes of educational inputs such as lessons in print, text books, contact teaching, practical classes, TV/Radio/Video/Audio programmes, using satellite communication, etc.

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