Uttarakhand Open University (UOU) was established in 2005 as a proponent of distance learning with regional study centres located at Dehradun, Roorkee, Pauri, UttarKashi, Haldwani, Ranikhet, Pithoragarh and Bageshwar.

The courses offered by UOU include UG, PG, PG diploma, diploma and certification in a variety of disciplines such as education, management, social science, law etc. UOU has a placement cell that intimates students about job opportunities. Admission to all courses except MBA takes place purely on merit. For the MBA course, the candidate needs a valid score in the prescribed national or university level entrance test.

Uttarakhand Open University Highlights

Established | Institute Type 2005 | Public
Approved by UGC, AICTE, NCTE, DEB
Set by Government of Uttarakhand
Entrance Exam National: CAT/MAT
University: Entrance test
Courses Offered UG, PG, Diploma, PG Diploma, Certificate
Popular Courses M.A, MCA, M.Com, B.A etc
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Merit-based or Entrance Test
Official Website https://www.uou.ac.in/
Admission Helpdesk 05946286002
Address Behind Transport Nagar, Vishwavidyalaya Marg, Haldwani (Nainital) 263139 Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Open University Schools

  • School of Education
  • School of Management Studies and Commerce
  • School of Social Science
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Journalism & Media Studies
  • School of Tourism and Management
  • School of Vocational Studies
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Computer Science and Information Technology
  • School of Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Library Science & Information Sciences
  • School of Agriculture & Development Studies
  • School of Earth & Environmental Science

Uttarakhand Open University Courses

UOU courses comprise UG, PG, Diploma, PG diploma and certification in an array of streams. The basic details of all courses are tabulated as follows:

B.A 10+2 from a recognized Board
Music 10+2 with the related subject from a recognized Board
Geography 10+2 from a recognized Board
Mathematics and Geography
Home Science
B.Sc ZBC/ZBF/BCF/ZBG/BFG Or PCM/PGM 10+2 in Science from a recognized Board
Single subject
BCA 10+2 with Maths from a recognized Board
BTTM 10+2 from a recognized Board
B.Ed spl.Ed Mental Retardation Graduation with minimum 50% aggregate marks( 45% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD) from a recognized University
Learning Disability
M.A Economics Graduation in any stream from a recognized University
Political Science
Public Administration
Home Science B.A or B.Sc in Home Science
Education Graduation in any stream from a recognized University
Journalism and Mass Communication
MPA Music
MBA Graduation with 50% aggregate marks or PG with 45% aggregate marks + Valid score in University entrance/CAT/MAT
M.Com B.Com from a recognized University
MCA BCA or B.Sc/B.Com/B.A with Maths and 50% aggregate marks
M.Sc IT Graduation with maths
Cyber Security Graduation in Science/IT
MTTM Graduation in any stream from a recognized University
M.Sc Geography Graduation with relevant/concerned subject from a recognized University
Environmental Science
PG Diploma Marketing Management Post Graduation of graduation with 50% aggregate marks with 1 year work experience
Human resource Development
Disaster Management Graduation in any discipline from recognized University
Computer Application B.Sc/B.Com/B.A with mathematics
Geo Informatics Graduation in any discipline from recognized University
Cyber Security
Journalism And Mass Communication
Broadcast Journalism & New Media
Cyber Law
Diploma Management of Non-wood forest products 10+2 from a recognized Board
Tourism studies
Hospitality Administration
Public Health and Community Nutrition
Yogic Science
Phalit Jyotish
Vedic Karmakand
Information Technology
Right to Information
Value added Products from Fruits and Vegetables
Commercial Horticulture
Digital Marketing and Management
Soft Skill and E-Office Management
Technology Enabled Education
Certificate Panchayathi Raj 10 from a recognized Board
Memory Enhancement
Vedic Karmkand
Phalit Jyotish
Office Management
Geo Informatics
Computer application
e-Governance and Cyber Security
Ayurvedic Masseur
Herbal Beauty Care
Ayurvedic Herb Cultivation
Ayurvedic Food and Nutrition
Yoga Sciences
Food and Nutrition
Right to Information
Banking Insurance Law
Human Rights
Organic Farming
Special Education
Non wood Forest products
Web Designing and Development
Digital Marketing and Management
Soft Skill and E-Office Management
Technology Enabled Education

Uttarakhand Open University Admission

Admissions to various courses excluding MBA takes place on the basis of merit. For admission to MBA, the candidates need to clear CAT/MAT or the university entrance exam. You can apply online as per the following steps.

How to Apply?

  • Visit the admission portal at https://online.uou.ac.in/
  • Go through the instructions carefully.
  • Now choose the program and study centre then fill out the form with necessary information and upload relevant documents.
  • Complete payment via net banking/debit card/credit card or chellan.
  • Take a print out of the application form for future reference.

Uttarakhand Open University Placement

The Uttarakhand Open University has a placement cell that provides support to students. The cell notifies students about internships and job opportunities.

Uttarakhand Open University Faculty

The Uttarakhand Open University faculty consists of 57 with many Ph.D holders. They are well qualified individuals spread across positions namely professors, associate professors, assistant professors and academic associates. The particulars are listed as follows

  • Professors:5
  • Associate Professor:1
  • Assistant Professors:28
  • Academic Associates:23

Uttarakhand Open University FAQs

Ques. What is the duration of UG courses at UOU?

Ans.The duration of UG courses is as follows

Bachelor of Arts 36 72
Bachelor of Business Administration 36 72
Bachelor of Computer Applications 36 72
Bachelor of Commerce 36 72
Bachelor of Education 24 48
B.Ed. spl. Ed 30 60
Bachelor of Science 36 72
Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management 48 96

Ques. What is the duration of certificate courses at UOU?

Ans.The duration certificate courses range from a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of 24 months.

Ques. Is there lateral entry to BCA?

Ans.Yes, UOU offers lateral entry to BCA. The candidates need a diploma in Computer Application / IT (DCA/DIT)/ Diploma (Polytechnic) in a relevant stream after 10+2 to be eligible.

Ques. What is the duration of diploma courses at UOU?

Ans.The diploma courses span 12 months. If need be the candidates can take upto 36 months for completing the course. Hospitality Administration and Tourism courses even allow 48 months for completion.

Ques. What is the format for the university entrance test for admission to MBA?

Ans.The entrance examination for admission to MBA is a MCQ test with a duration of 2:30 hrs. It consists of 4 areas namely:

  • Reading/Writing Comprehension
  • Numerical Ability/Data Interpretation
  • Logical/Mental Ability
  • Current Awareness