Report for Inclusion of
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University
Under Section 12(B) of UGC ACT, 1956

About University:

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University (BAOU) was established by the Act No.14 of 1994 of the Legislative Assembly by the Government of Gujarat.

The headquarters of the university is located at Ahmedabad. The University has established 07 Regional Centres and 282 Learner Support Centres across the state of Gujarat. As it has jurisdiction over the whole state of Gujarat.

It is open to all persons irrespective of classes, castes, creed, religion or sex. The University offers 80+ programmes with on roll enrolment of more than 2,00,000+ learners. The university has completed 29 silver years of a fruitful existence that has brought it to the forefront in terms of its academic excellence.

  • BAOU has been recognized under section 2 (f) of the UGC Act, 1956 by University Grants Commission (UGC)
  • All the programmes of the university are approved by the Distance Education Bureau (DEB), University Grants Commission (UGC).
  • University, is accredited with A++ Grade (with 3.55 CGPA on 4 Point Scale) by National Assessment Accreditation Council (NAAC) in July 2022. in its very first cycle. The only University in Gujarat and only State Open University in India to secure A++ Grade and with highest CGPA.
  • In March 2023, University has been entitled to offer programmes under Online Mode, now university is also offering Online Programmes along with ODL Programmes
  • In April 2023, University has beencategorized as Category – I University according to the University Grants Commission (Categorization of Universities (only) for Grant of Graded Autonomy) Regulations, 2018 for its extraordinary performance in accreditation performance which signifies its commitment to academic autonomy and its adherence to high-quality standards.

Proposal for Inclusion of the University Under Section 12(B) of UGC ACT, 1956 UGC (Fitness of Open Universities for Grants) Rules, 1988    View

Information and Documents for the assessment of State Universities seeking inclusion under Section-12B of UGC Act, 1956 as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Virtual Visit

  • Annexure - I Proforma for Report of The Expert Committee to declare the University eligible to receive central assistance under section 12B of the UGC Act, 1956(View PDF)(Download Doc)
  • Annexure - II Tentative topics to be covered in PPT   View
  • Annexure - III Soft copies of following documents to be provided   View
  • Annexure - IV Details of infrastructural facilities, as below, with video/geo-tags   View

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