Uttarakhand Open University

  • Haldwani , Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Open University [UOU], Uttarakhand was established in the year 2005 by an Act of State Legislature. It promotes the dissemination of learning and knowledge through the medium of Open and Distance Learning (ODL). The vision of the University is to provide growth through quality higher education in the state of Uttarakhand.

UOU Nainital offers its programs through 300+ Study Centres established at different locations under eight Regional Centres at Dehradun, Roorkee, Uttarkashi, Dwarahat, Bageshwar, Pauri, Haldwani, and Pithoragarh. The University has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with several leading research institutions, companies, and professional bodies for the benefit of the students.

Through its diversity of syllabus, the University has left its own impression of creating a productive educational environment. UOU offers world-class educational programs in major disciplines such as Political Science, Economics, and Public Administration. Over 300+ study centers are established under the aegis of the University. Apart from its traditional programs, UOU Nainital offers exquisite programs in advanced disciplines such as Agriculture, Rural Health, as well as Computer Sciences.

Uttarakhand Open University Highlights 
Establishment Year 2005
Recognized By UGC  and DEC
Type of University Public
Infrastructural Facilities Video lecture, Radio Talks, Electronic media, ICT tools, Library, Canteen
No. of Students 68000+
No. of programs 80+
Study Centers 90+
Fees Detail UOU Fees
Admission UOU Admission
Program Offered UG, PG, Diploma, Certificate
Official Website http://www.uou.ac.in/
Phone No. 05946286002
UOU Address Behind Transport Nagar, Vishwavidyalaya Marg, Haldwani (Nainital), Uttarakhand, India - 263139

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Uttarakhand Open University School:

Listed below are the schools and different departments covered in Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital.

  1. School of Social Sciences
  2. School of Agriculture
  3. School of Rural Health Sciences
  4. School of Humanities
  5. School of Vocational Studies
  6. School of Journalism and Media Studies
  7. School of Management Studies and Commerce
  8. School of Library and Information Sciences
  9. School of Law
  10. School of Tourism and Hotel Management.

Uttarakhand Open University Courses:

UOU Nainital offers PG and UG level courses through various departments in the university. Find the list of courses and specializations offered by UOU below in the table.

Courses Specialization
English, Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit, History, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Education, Public Administration, Mathematics, Psychology, Music, Home Science, Jyotish, Karmakand, Yoga
B.Com. -
B.Sc. Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology, Geography
Economics, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Psychology, Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Jyotish, Yoga, Home Science, Education, Journalism & Mass Communication, Geography, Geo-Informatics, Mathematics

Uttarakhand Open University Infrastructural Facilities:

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

  • Placement Cell
  • Laboratories
  • Classrooms
  • Study Material

Uttarakhand Open University Eligibility Criteria:

Find below the minimum eligibility criteria for UOU courses. 

Courses Eligibility
  • The candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent
  • The candidate must have passed 10+2.
  • The candidates must have completed 10+2 in the Science stream
  • 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: Candidate must have completed graduation with Arts/ Commerce stream from a UGC recognized University.
  • Other courses: Candidate must have completed graduation in any stream.
  • The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree with 50% marks along with 2 years of supervisory/ managerial/ professional/ teaching experience.
  • The candidate must have passed BCA/ Bachelor degree in Computer Science Engineering or an equivalent degree like PGDCA from a UGC recognized University or a B.Sc./ B.Com/ BA  degree with mathematics at 10+2 or graduation level
  • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce

Uttarakhand Open University Admission:

Students seeking higher education in distance learning mode can opt from different courses offered at UOU Haldwani. The University offers courses in BA, BBA, BSc, B.Com, BCA, etc., at UG level and MA, M.Sc, MBA, MCA, and M.Com at PG level. The University also offers Ph.D. in various specializations at the doctorate level.

  • UOU Applications are invited for admission 2 times a year during Summer Session and Winter Session.
  • Admission applications for one session are not valid for the other session.
  • The candidates applying for UG and PG programs can apply in either online or offline mode.
  • Admission is carried out based on first-cum-first-serve basis.
  • UOU MBA admission requires students to sit for the CAT or MAT exam.

Uttarakhand Open University Highlights

Institution Type Public
Total Area (In Acre) 25
Construction Area (Sq. M) 100000
Year of Establishment 2005
Website www.uou.ac.in

Uttarakhand Open University Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by Uttarakhand Open University

Advance Certificate

Offline On Campus

BA [Bachelor of Arts]

Full TimeOn Campus

Distance BCA

Full TimeOn Campus

Distance MCA

Full TimeOn Campus

Distance B.Com

Full TimeOn Campus

Distance BBA

Full TimeOn Campus

ME [Master of Engineering]

Offline On Campus

M.Com [Master of Commerce]

Offline On Campus

Distance MBA

Full TimeOn Campus

MSW [Master of Social Work]

Offline On Campus

LLM [Master of Laws]

Offline On Campus

Uttarakhand Open University FAQs

Can we enroll for Admission or Examination in two different Programs?

If a student is enrolled in any program and have passed the first year/semester examination, wishes to suspend that program and apply for admission in a new program, the students can do so if they fulfill the following conditions: Only those students who have passed the first year/semester examination of the Program in which they are enrolled are eligible for this facility. The student seeking to suspend the present program of study, so as to apply for admission in a new program, can duly submit his/her application to the Director of Admission within the prescribed date for new admission. Only after completing the second (new) program of study, the student will be allowed admission in the second year/semester of the previous suspended program. The student availing this facility will have to complete both the programs within the time limit permissible at the time of admission in the first program. For example, if a student enrolled in an MA program, decides to suspend it after passing the first year examination and seeks admission in a new program, MBA, for example, he/she will have to complete both MA and MBA within 6 years from the date of enrollment in the MA program. A student can study and appear for the examination in only one-degree program in a given academic session. However, the students can opt for admission in Diploma/Certificate Program in addition to the degree programs.

Is it possible to Change the Program/Subject/Course?

The students can change their Program/Subject/Course within 30 days of enrollment. Following will be the charges to be paid for doing so - Change of Study Centre: INR 500 Change of Programme: INR 1500 Change of Subject: INR 300

How are the operations and program delivery carried out in UOU Nainital?

The educational programs of UOU operate on a three-tier arrangement namely - University Headquarter Regional Centres Study Centres The Regional Centres are located in different parts of the state and are administered by the University Headquarters. Every Regional Centre acts as a coordinating agency in the University and the many Study Centres. The Study Centres, in turn, discharge academic as well as administrative duties. All the counseling activities are carried out by the various Study Centres.

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  • UOU - Uttarakhand Open University - Vishwavidhyalaya Marg, Teen Pani Bypass, Rampur Road,
  • www.uou.ac.in

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