Innovative Initiative

New Initiatives

Initiative Description
‘Atri’ – Special Learner Support Centre ‘Atri’ – Special Learner Support Centre offers short term professional courses to citizens of Gujarat from underprivileged sections of the society such as transgender persons, HIV Positive persons, sex-workers, jail inmates, specially abled persons and persons with special needs.
‘Gurukul’ – Model Study Centre‘Gurukul’ – Model Study Centre at headquarter, Ahmedabad, is an initiative for amalgamation for Professors and students, not a frequent in Distance mode; it helps students in their subject related counseling.
BAOU sponsorsBAOU sponsors of the wives and children of Indian Army martyrs by exempting their fees for any of the courses of the University.
Choice Based Credit SystemImplementation of Choice Based Credit System in its true spirit – entry to SY and TY by adding the credits earned from other University.
Flexible ExitFlexible Exit - After the completion of the first six months of the degree, student can earn 'Certificate'; after one year, 'Diploma'; after second year 'Advanced Diploma'; and after completing the third year, 'Degree'.
Open Educational ResourceBAOU is operational in offering its rich Study material by adopting Open Educational Resource policy in order to reach to keen learners at global level.
On-demand Exams and round the year admissionsBAOU offers On-demand Exams and round the year admissions to facilitate specific needs of students.
FlexibilityFor the larger benefit of its students, BAOU offers flexibility in the choice of language in exams, i.e. Gujarati, Hindi, English.
Audio Video Lectures’Audio Video Lectures’ recorded at state-of-the-art "Chaitanya Studio” functioning from morning 8:30 to evening 7:30
Youtube ChannelYoutube Channel – University’s own Youtube Channel consists of Video Lectures conducted by the faculties
Social Media PlatformsUniversity’s activities are showcased on Social Media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
Facebook PageEach Department of the University has its own Facebook Page on which subject related news are posted
Telegram ChannelTelegram Channel, to connect with the students of all the Degree courses.
Ask-me KiosksAsk-me Kiosks at University Campus (facilitating student-visitors with information regarding Departments, courses, admissions, exams and more)
Digital and Cashless CampusDigital and Cashless Campus
Virtual ClassroomVirtual Classroom – ‘Classroom without Walls’ - A distance learner gets the feel of face to face interaction in virtual classroom which facilitates web based learning in an interactive mode.
OmkarOmkar (Open Matrix Knowledge Advancement Resource) is a repository of the E-resources of information and knowledge
Omkar-eOmkar-e (Open Matrix Knowledge Advancement Resource for Empowerment) is University’s indigenous E-learning Platform for everyone to learn, grow and empower.
Research GrantsResearch Grants - Special funding for faculties to conduct Minor and Major Research Projects; and encouraging researches in various fields.
Publication GrantsPublication Grants for promoting scholarly publications; to celebrate University’s Silver Jubilee, publication of 25 Books is promoted by the University.
‘Tej -Trusha’‘Tej -Trusha’- BAOU is the first Open University in India to commence this cultural, literary, and sports – talent hunt competitions in the Open Distance Learning system.


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