Established in 2005, the Uttarakhand Open University [UOU] envisions a society where all people across socio-economic strata and age, have access to novel and effective means of higher education. UOU aims to create a skilled and knowledge-based human resource force to set in motion the upliftment and growth of the state. Always maintaining high academic standards in the pursuit of its goals, the university has reoriented itself and has developed a range of new self-employment/ employment-oriented courses of study.
Providing a continued learning experience and access to higher education to all, irrespective of socio-economic status or age criteria, through the Open and Distance Learning System [ODLS] is the ethos of the University. Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital offers certificate courses, diploma course as well as courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. There are a vast number of faculties conducting courses such as Arts, Science, Social Science, Business Administration, Performing Arts, Computer Application, Food Technology, Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Health and Beauty, Politics and Law to name just a few. With its combination of new and advanced modes of communication technology, novel education programmes and good old contact programmes, the distance learning experiences is made as enriching and wholesome as any regular scholastic experience but with the added benefit of flexibility and innovative methods incubating independent learning.
Certificate courses are offered by the college in 26 different disciplines. These courses are specialized in subjects such as Ayurveda, Food and Nutrition, Health, Beauty, Politics, Agriculture, Sanskrit, Geo Informatics and so on. As is evident, the range of these courses goes from traditional Indian knowledge to advanced technology. Certificate in Vocational courses are also provided, these are entirely focused on making the learning application-based in nature so students can capitalise on any entrepreneurial opportunities.
|Certificate Course||Ayurvedic Food and Nutrition, Ayurvedic Herb Cultivation, Ayurvedic Masseur, Banking and Insurance Law, Computer Application,Office Management, Panchayati Raj, e-Governance and Cyber Security, Food & Nutrition, Geo Informatics, Herbal Beauty Care, Human Rights, Naturopathy, Memory Enhancement, Non-wood Forest Products, Organic Farming, Phalit Jyotish, Right to Information, Yogic Sciences, Sanskrit Language|
|C. Voc||Digital Marketing & Management, Soft Skill & E- Office Management,Certificate in Vedic Karmkand, Technology Enabled Education, Web Designing & Development|
|Foundation Course||Special Education|
The duration of each course is 6 months but can be extended for up to 12 months or 24 months, depending on the subject in question.
Fees for the courses is between INR 1,750/- to INR 12,000/- depending on the course subject and programme (undergraduate/postgraduate).
Eligibility criteria for Diploma courses is 10+2 or Equivalent.
Certificate courses require candidates to have a qualification of articulation (10th standard) or 10+2 or equivalent, depending on the subject.
Diploma courses offered by the institute are 24. Diploma in Vocational Courses are completely centered around skill-based employments-oriented knowledge which can help students to use their entrepreneurial talents or to up their employability. Some Diploma subjects offered are Digital Marketing, Soft Skills and e-office Management, Broadcast Journalism, Hospitality Administration, Tourism Studies, Ayurved and Farming to name a few. Evidently, they are a range of specialized and interesting subjects based on fields which are extremely relevant in today’s age.
|Diploma||Hospitality Administration, Information Technology, Non Wood Forest Products, Public Health & Community Nutrition, Phalit Jyotish, Right to Information, Tourism Studies, Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables, Vedic Karmakand, Vastu Shastra, Yogic Science|
|D.Voc||Digital Marketing & Management, Soft Skill & E- Office Management, Technology Enabled Education|
|PG Diploma (PGD)||Broadcast Journalism & New Media, Computer Applications, Cyber Law, Cyber Security, Management, Geo Informatics, Human Resource Management, Journalism and Mass Communication, Marketing Management|
Each diploma course has to be studied over a minimum duration of 12 months. They can be extended for up to 24 months, 36 months or 48 months depending on the subject in question.
Fees for the courses is between INR 5,000/- to INR 40,000/- depending on the course subject and programme (undergraduate/postgraduate).
Eligibility criteria for Diploma courses is 10+2 or Equivalent.
Eligibility Criteria for PG Diploma is graduation in any subject, with the exception of the following subjects-
Courses offered in undergraduate level include BA, BBA, B.Com, B.Sc, B.Ed, BCA as well as more unconventional courses like Bachelor of Arts in Yoga (BA Yoga), Bachelor of Hotel management (BHM), Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management (BTTM).
BA curriculum include subjects such as Public Administration, Sociology,Political Science, Music, Economics, Mathematics, History, Geography, Hindi/Urdu/Sanskrit/English, Education, Karmakand/Jotish and Psychology These are however available in combinations as predetermined by the college.
B.Sc course includes subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Botany Zoology, Biology and Mathematics.
|B.A||Regular, Geography, Geography and Maths, Maths, Music (vocal/tabla/instrumental), Home Science|
|BA Yoga||Yoga and Naturopathy|
|BTTM||Tourism and Travel Management|
Duration of BTTM, BHM courses is 48 months and they can be extended for up to 96 months. B.Ed is a 24 month course and can be extended for 48 months while the rest are 36 months courses which can be continued up till 72 months.
Fee for the courses is between INR 3,000/- to INR 17,000/- per semester/year depending on the subject.
The eligibility criteria for the courses is given in the table below-
|BA Yoga||10+2, or equivalent. Learners having diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy from UOU may take admission directly into second year|
|BCA||10+2 (Candidates not having Mathematics at 10+2 level will have to pass one qualifying Mathematics paper during course of the programme, exam fee for the subject will be charged separately)
Lateral entry (BCA IIIrd Sem): Diploma in Computer Application / IT (DCA/DIT)/ Diploma (Polytechnic) in relevant stream with 10+2
Courses offered at the postgraduate level include MA, M.Com, MBA, M.Sc, LLM, MCA, MTTM, MHM, MSW and MJMC.
MA courses are offered in 13 different disciplines, namely- English, Hindi, Economics, Geography, Geo-Informatics, Home Science, History, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Public Administration, Sanskrit, Urdu.
M.Sc is offered in 10 different specializations- Botany, Chemistry, Cyber Security, Environmental Science, Geography, Geo Informatics, IT, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology.
Detailed list of faculties and disciplines for every course is given in the table below-
|MA||English, Hindi, Economics, Geography, Geo Informatics, Home Science, History, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Public Administration, Sanskrit, Urdu|
|MJMC||Journalism and Mass Communication|
|MP-Music||Performing Arts in Music|
|MA Yoga||Yoga and Naturopathy|
|M.Sc||Botany, Chemistry, Cyber Security, Environmental Science, Geography, Geo Informatics, IT, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology|
|MTTM||Tourism and Travel Management|
Duration of most postgraduate courses is 24 months and can be extended for up to 48 months. This however depends on the course and varying University rules.
Fee for the courses is anywhere between INR 3,000/- to INR 20,00/- per semester/year varying with the specialization subject.
Eligibility criteria for the courses is as given in the table below.
|MAJM||Any graduate. Those who have one year in PGDJMC or any other relevant Diploma from recognised institution can join straight in 3rd year through lateral entry scheme|
|MA Yoga||Any graduate|
|MBA||50% Marks at graduate or postgraduate level or 45% at Graduateor post graduate level along with 2 years’ ofsupervisory/managerial/professional/teaching experience aftercompleting graduation or post-graduation (even if the degree hasbeen obtained in ODL mode or as a private student). (5%relaxation for reserved category)Admission through entrance test conducted by the University /MAT / CAT score|
|M.Com||Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (B. Com.)|
|MCA||Graduate in any stream (Candidates not having had Mathematics in +2 will have to clear one qualifying Mathematics paper during the course of the programme. Exam fee for the subject will be charged separately.Lateral Entry: MCA IIIrd SEM, A level from DOEACC with Graduation, PGDCA ,CA Vth SEM: M.Sc (IT/CS)|
|M.Sc||Graduate in relevant subject|
|M.Sc Geo Informatics||Any graduateLateral Entry: MGIS II year to PGDIS|
|M.Sc in Information Technology||Graduation with Mathematics at 10+2 level. (Candidates not having had Mathematics in +2 will have to clear one qualifying Mathematics paper during the course of the programme. Exam fee for the subject will be charged separately.Lateral Entry: B.Tech/B.E/A level from DOEACC after Graduation/PGDCA with graduation|
|MTTM||Graduation in any stream|
BHM, B,Sc in Hospitality and Hotel Management Administration, 3 year's DHM and CT (with 5-year work experience and graduation)
|LLM||LLB with not less than 50% (5% relaxation for reserved categories) or equivalent from any recognised institution|
To apply for Admissions, visit the official website of Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital.
For further clarity refer to the Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital Fee Structure.
|Uttarakhand Open University||Contact Details|
05946286002 , 1800 180 4025 (Toll-Free)
Uttarakhand Open University, Behind Transport Nagar, Vishwavidyalaya Marg, Haldwani (Nainital), Uttarakhand, India - 263139
|Course For Admission||Total Tution Fees||Admission Forms|
|Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital MA||0|
|Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital LLM||Rs. 32,650|
|Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital M.Tech||Rs. 39,550|
|Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital Diploma||Rs. 2,550|
|Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital Diploma||Rs. 3,750|
|Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital Diploma||Rs. 16,000|
|Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital Diploma||0|
|Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital M.Com||Rs. 7,500|
|Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital M.Sc||Rs. 44,350|
|Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital MSW||0|
|Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital BHM||Rs. 55,550|
|Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital MHM||Rs. 27,450|
|Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital MJMC||Rs. 19,750|
How to contact the university?
Phone: 05946286002 , 1800 180 4025 (Toll-Free)Email: [email protected]
How to apply for admission?
What are the MA specializations offered?
There are 13 specializations under MA programme, they are-English, Hindi, Economics, Geography, Geo Informatics, Home Science, History, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Public Administration, Sanskrit, Urdu.
What is the duration of the courses?
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