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 encourage the Open University and distance education system in the educational pattern of the State.
To promote the educational well-being of the community generally.