Centre for Online Education

The "Centre for Online Education (COE)" of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University was established in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020 vide the resolution no. 4.20 of 4th meeting of the Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA) held on 9th February, 2021.

The aim of the Centre is to provide for affordable access to quality education through an online learning environment for anyone, anytime and anywhere.


  • To coordinate with the various stakeholders within the university viz. academic division, the schools of study, Centres and CIQA for creating an environment for the adoption of the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning programme and Online Programmes) Regulations 2020 in letter and spirit.
  • To make the existing Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode compliant to the CBCS structure through the incorporation of Online elements in the ongoing degree and diploma programmes of the university, as advised in the aforementioned Guidelines.
  • To provide need-based online learning opportunities for professional development and skill upgradation to existing workforce through non-credit awareness courses.
  • To design and develop instructional methods suitable for online courses
  • To ensure quality assurance in design, development and implementation of online education
  • To create appropriate IT infrastructure for promotion of online education
  • To provide an inductive, secure online environment in which every learner will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become accomplished, productive members, of the ever changing, global community.
  • To offer flexible learning opportunities anywhere, anytime and to provide ultimate convenience, ease and flexibility to learners.


Prof. (Dr.) Nilesh K Modi
Director - Centre for Online Education
Email: office.coe@baou.edu.in

  • MOOCs offered as part of the University Programmes
  • Online (awareness) Courses on offer
  • MOOCs offered on Swayam Platform
  • MOOCs offered on Swayam Prabha Platform

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