Established in the year 1999, The Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University – [UPRTOU] is a distant learning university that was formed under the U.P University Act of 1999 by the government of Uttar Pradesh. The university is located in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, and is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

UPRTOU offers numerous undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, Postgraduate diploma, Awareness and Certification courses across multiple streams. At the Undergraduate level, it offers courses like BA, B.Com, B.Sc, BBA, BLIS and at Postgraduate levels it has MA, M.Sc, MCA, MLIS and more.

The university has a dedicated placement cell that provides placement to the students after successful completion of their courses.

UPRTOU Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1999 | Public
Location Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh
Approved by University grants commission UGC
Set by Government of Uttar Pradesh
Entrance Exam The university conducts its own examination for courses like B.ed, Phd, MCA and MBA
Courses Offered Undergraduate, Post graduate, diplomas, Awareness Programs, postgraduate diplomas and certification courses
Popular Courses B.A, MBA, PGDM
Application Mode Online and offline
Admission Criteria Merit-based / Entrance exam-based as per the choice of course
Facilities Available Study Centers across multiple areas, Library and study Material
Official Website

UPRTOU Courses Offered

  • Subjects- Bachelor of Arts, Tourism
  • Duration- Minimum-3 years Maximum- 6 years
  • Eligibility- The candidate must have passed 10+2 from a recognised board
  • Fees- INR 3,700
  • Subjects- Bachelor of Science, Human Nutrition
  • Duration- Minimum-3 years Maximum- 6 years
  • Eligibility- The candidate must have passed 10+2 with science for B.Sc and 10+2 Biology/Maths/HomeScience for Human Nutrition from a recognised board
  • Subjects- Bachelor of Computer Application
  • Duration- Minimum-3 years Maximum- 6 years
  • Eligibility- The candidate must have passed 10+2 from a recognised board or done a 3-year diploma of the board of technical education or 2-year ITI Program after 10th
  • Subjects- Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Special Education,
  • Duration- Minimum- 2.5-year Maximum- 4 years
  • Eligibility- The candidate must have passed 10+2+3 from a recognised board and university or equivalent.Also work experience of 2 years of working in a school based out of Uttar Pradesh (This depends on the course applied for), also must clear the entrance exam conducted by the university
  • Subjects- Master of Business Administration
  • Duration- Minimum-2 year Maximum- 4 years
  • Eligibility- Graduation from recognised university or 3 years of work experience after graduation plus meet the cut off score in the entrance exam conducted by the university.
  • Subjects- Food and Nutrition, Statistics,Computer Science and Biochemistry
  • Duration- Minimum-2 year Maximum- 4 years
  • Eligibility- Graduation in concerned subjects from a recognised university or equivalent depending on the course applied for.
  • Subjects- Diploma in Agri-Business Management
  • Duration- Minimum-2 years Maximum- 4 years
  • Eligibility- 10+2 pass or Equivalent in Agriculture or Science
  • Subjects- Applied statistics and computer, Dietetics and Nutrition, computer office management, Dairy Technology, Early Childhood care and education, Fashion Designing, Home Art, Hospitality and Hotel Management, Hardware technology, Photography, Jewellery Designing, Paper Craft, Rural Development, Tourism Studies, Web technology
  • Duration- Minimum- 1-year Maximum- 3 years
  • Eligibility- 10+2 pass or Equivalent or graduation from a recognised college/ university depending on the course.

UPRTOU Admissions 

The Admissions at Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University for the majority of the courses is on the scores of the last qualifying exams.

  • For undergraduate courses like BBA, BCA, B.Com, BLIS, and for diploma courses which are offered across various streams, the candidates can directly get admission in the university based on the performance in 10+2 from the recognized board.
  • Whereas in case of postgraduate courses like M.Com, M.Sc, MJ, MLIS and also the postgraduate diploma courses the minimum eligibility criteria for the candidate to get selected is that they should have cleared the last qualifying exam or graduated in the specified or similar field from a recognized university or board.
  • For courses like B.Ed, the final selection is on the basis of a combination of merit-based and entrance exams. The candidates are required to meet the cut-off set by the university entrance exam.
  • MBA and MCA, the admission is based on the entrance exam conducted by the university.
  • Also in the case of MBA, if the candidates have appeared for national level exams like CAT, XAT, CMAT etc they will be offered admission on the basis of the cutoff set by the university for these national level entrance exams.

How to Apply?

The admission procedure at Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University [UPRTOU] is online.

  • The candidates have to apply for the course through the official website of the university where the application forms are available for all courses.
  • Fill in the application form with authentic details as the same will be cross-checked with documents at the time of enrollment to the course.
  • Make the payment and submit the application form
  • Save the copy of a form, payment details, and E-payment challans for future reference as this will be required to obtain the study material along with the Id card post admissions.
  • The documents required for verification include mark sheets of 10th and 12th, one identity proof like Aadhar card, admission form along payment receipt. In case of post graduate courses the students are required to share their mark sheets of graduation as well as the result of the entrance exam( if taken)
  • The admission is finalised against the course on the basis of eligibility either merit or entrance exam based.

UPRTOU Placements

The university has a dedicated placement cell that diligently works towards providing decent placements to all of its students by conducting placement drives. The few recruiters who have selected students from the University include TCS, Amazon, ABP News, American Express.

The annual average salary offered to selected students is INR 3,00,000, while the highest annual package bagged by one of the MBA students was INR 15,00,000.

UPRTOU Scholarships

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit as well as on the basis of the economic needs of the girl students who have taken admission in the Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University.

The university grants UPRTOU Allahabad scholarship to girls who have passed class 12th but left their education incomplete due to financial problems. It provides an opportunity for them to complete their higher education in the university’s graduate diploma and master courses.

The eligibility criteria for getting a scholarship are as follows

  • The candidate should have a decent score of 60% marks in both high school and intermediate level.
  • The candidate should be a domicile of Uttar Pradesh.
  • The annual income of the parents of the candidate is not more than INR 2,00,000.

The eligible candidates will get a minimum annual scholarship of INR 25,000.

UPRTOU Facilities 

The following is the facility available to students who have enrolled themselves in any of the programs offered by the university

  • Study centre- the Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University is an open learning university.It has regional centres 12 and 800 study centres across the state of Uttar Pradesh which provides assistance to students for better education. The students can reach out to the nearest study centre for any queries or facility required.
  • Study Material- The students of the university are provided the study material, they can access all the study material related to their course either on the website or from any of the study centers located in the state of Uttar Pradesh by sharing the enrollment number with the coordinator at the study centre.
  • Infrastructure- The university’s headquarter at prayagraj has three campuses namely Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. The Ganga campus has an administrative block and guest house, The Yamuna has a residential block and regional centre, whereas the Saraswati campus has an academic block and auditorium.
  • Other Facilities- In all the university has a well-equipped computer lab, Audio-Visual lab, yoga and fitness centre, bank, post office facilities and wifi facility.
  • Library- the university has a three-storey library located in its main campus of prayagraj. With around 44,387 volumes of books, 92 learned journals, 12 periodicals, 5 newspapers it is serving not only students but also the faculty and staff members in order to gain and retain knowledge. The university is also a part of DELNET.

UPRTOU Faculty 

The Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University has different schools across various streams namely Humanities, Education, Management, Health science, computer and information system, Science, social science. Each School has excellent faculty. Prof. Kameshwar Nath Singh is the 13th chancellor of the University, with a rich experience of 32 years in education he has supervised 16 PhD students. Along with him are the faculty of different schools amongst whom 52 are PhDs in their area of specializations are constantly working on uplifting the education provided by the University.


Ques. Can a student change their program or subject after admission in the university?

Ans. Yes, The students can change their program or subject in a similar stream i.e they should be eligible for the program. The change can be done within a maximum time period of one month. The candidate has to pay extra fees of INR 1,000 for program change and INR 500 in case of subject change.

Ques. What courses at the university have the maximum scope of placement? 

Ans. The university’s placement cell works diligently towards getting placement for all students but the courses like B.ed, MBA, MCA which is employment and business-oriented have a higher scope of placement due to the high demand.

Ques. Are the degrees, diplomas, and certifications offered by Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University are recognized and at par with other open universities? 

Ans. The university is approved by UGC and it’s all the programs have received recognition from The Government of Uttar Pradesh, University Grants Commission-Distance Education Bureau (UGC – DEB), All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE).

Ques. Is the study material available in different languages?

Ans. The study material offered by the university is primarily offered in two languages Hindi and English as the medium of instruction and communication for examinations is in these two languages depending on the courses.

Ques. What is the pattern of exams at the university?

Ans. The exams at the university are held twice a year depending on the duration and type of the course. Generally, the courses are on the annual as well as semester pattern.