Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University (BAOU) – was established on 27th July 1994, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The University is named after Indian political leader Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. BAOU offers 72 programmes with the enrolment of more than 1,00,000 learners. The University has more than 507+ study centre. BAOU regional centre is located at the campus of Saurashtra University, Rajkot and Kachh University, Bhuj. The University is open to all persons irrespective of classes, castes, creed, religion or sex. BAOU has launched academic programs for all the less educated, educated and higher educated groups. The main objectives of the University are Learning & Knowledge, Higher Education, Open Education and Community Development. Check the article for complete information related to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University (BAOU).

BAOU Courses

BAOU offers 9 different courses in Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme (BPP), Certificate courses, Diploma Courses, PG Diploma, Graduate Courses, PG Courses, Vocational & professional, Special B.Ed Courses, Ph.D. Program. Check the courses offered in the above-mentioned programmes.

Courses Programmes
Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme (BPP)
Certificate Course Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN)
Certificate in Computing
Certificate in Tourism Marketing (CMT)
Certificate in Tourism Management (CMT)
Certificate in Childcare and Development (CCCD)
Certificate in Personal Computer Software (CPCS)
Certificate in Teaching of English (CTE)
Certificate in Environment Studies (CES)
Certificate in Communication Skills in English: Level-1 (CCSE1)
Certificate in Computer Concept – BAOU (CCC-BAOU)
Certificate in Traditional Birth Attendant (CTBA)
Certificate in Better Parenting (CCBP)
Certificate in Yog Science (CYS)
Certificate in Naturopathy (CIN)
Certificate in Human Right (CHR)
Certificate in Environment Awareness (CEA)
Certificate in Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Life and Thought (CALT)
Certificate in Anganwadi Workers (CCAW)
Certificate in NGO Management (CNM)
Diploma Diploma in Creative writing in English (DCE)
Diploma in Creative writing in Hindi (DCH)
Diploma in Financial Management (DFM)
Diploma in Advance cost Accounting (DACA)
Diploma in Advance Accounting (DAA)
Diploma in Insurance (DIN)
Diploma in Operation Research (DOR)
Diploma in Mother & Child Health & Family Welfare (DMCH)
Diploma in Village Health Worker (DVHW)
Diploma in Sanskrit Language (DSL)
PG Diploma Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education
Graduate Courses Bachelor of Arts (B.A)
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
PG Courses Master of Arts in English (MEG)
Master of Arts in Hindi (MHD)
Master of Arts in Sociology (MSO)
Master of Arts in Gujarati (MGT)
PH.D. Program Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Vocational Professional

Certificate Programmes Foreign Language Certificate in English (FLCE)
Foreign Language Certificate in French (FLCF)
Diploma Programmes Diploma in Business Administration (DBA)
Diploma in Computer Application (DCA)
Bachelor Programmes Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA)
BBA in Hotel and Tourism Management (BBAHT)
BBA in Air Travel Management (BBAAT)
Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA)
BCA in Multimedia (BCA(MUL))
Bachelor in Media Graphics and Animation (BMGA)
Bachelor in Social Work (BSW)
Postgraduate Programmes Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA)
Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing (PGDM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA)
Post Graduate Diploma in Finance (PGDF)
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource (PGDHR)
Master Programmes Master in Social Work (MSW)

BAOU Course Fee

Check the fee structure of different courses offered in BAOU.

Programmes Course Fee (in Rs.)
Male Female
Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme (BPP) Rs.900/-
Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN) Rs.1100/- Rs.800/-
Certificate in Computing (CIC) Rs.3200/- Rs.2200/-
Certificate in Tourism Marketing (CTM) Rs.1400/- Rs.1000/-
Certificate in Tourism Management (CMT) Rs.1100/- Rs.800/-
Certificate in Childcare and Development (CCCD) Rs.1200/- Rs.900/-
Certificate in Personal Computer Software (CPCS) Rs.1500/- Rs.1100/-
Certificate in Teaching of English (CTE) Rs.1800/- Rs.1300/-
Certificate in Environment Studies (CES) Rs.1800 Rs.1300/-
Certificate in Communication Skills in English: Level-1 (CCSE1) Rs.700/- Rs.700/-
Certificate in Computer Concept – BAOU (CCC-BAOU) Rs.4000/- Rs.2800/-
Certificate in Traditional Birth Attendant (CTBA) Rs.1700/- Rs.1200/-
Certificate in Better Parenting (CCBP) Rs.2200/-
Certificate in Yog Science (CYS) Rs.1400/-
Certificate in Naturopathy (CIN) Rs.4200/-
Certificate in Human Right (CHR) Rs.1400/- Rs.1000/-
Certificate in Environment Awareness (CEA)
Certificate in Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Life and Thought (CALT) Rs.600/-
Certificate in Anganwadi Workers (CCAW) Rs.1200/-
Certificate in NGO Management (CNM) Rs.1100/-
Diploma in Creative writing in English (DCE) Rs.1700/-
Diploma in Creative writing in Hindi (DCH) Rs.2600/- Rs.1800/-
Diploma in Financial Management (DFM) Rs.2200/- Rs.1600/-
Diploma in Advance cost Accounting (DACA) Rs.2200/- Rs.1600/-
Diploma in Advance Accounting (DAA) Rs.2200/- Rs.1600/-
Diploma in Insurance (DIN) Rs.2200/- Rs.1600/-
Diploma in Operation Research (DOR) Rs.2200/- Rs.1600/-
Diploma in Mother & Child Health & Family Welfare (DMCH) Rs.5200/- Rs.3800/-
Diploma in Village Health Worker (DVHW) Rs.4200/- Rs.2900/-
Diploma in Sanskrit Language (DSL) Rs.2200/- Rs.1600/-
Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education Rs.1700/- Rs.1200/-
Bachelor of Arts (B.A) Rs.1800/- Rs.1200/-
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) Rs.1800/- Rs.1200/-
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Rs.500/- Rs.500/-
Master of Arts in English (MEG) Rs.3700/- Rs.2600/-
Master of Arts in Hindi (MHD) Rs.3700/- Rs.2600/-
Master of Arts in Sociology (MSO) Rs.3700/- Rs.2600/-
Master of Arts in Gujarati (MGT) Rs.3700/- Rs.2600/-
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Foreign Language Certificate in English (FLCE) Rs.1800/-
Foreign Language Certificate in French (FLCF)
Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) Rs.4000/-
Diploma in Computer Application (DCA) Rs.7000/-
Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) Rs.4000/-
BBA in Hotel and Tourism Management (BBAHT) Rs.22,000/-
BBA in Air Travel Management (BBAAT) Rs.15000/-
Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) Rs.7000/-
BCA in Multimedia (BCA(MUL)) Rs.15000/- Rs.15000/-
Bachelor in Media Graphics and Animation (BMGA) Rs.10,000/-
Bachelor in Social Work (BSW) Rs.4000/-
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) Rs.7,500/-
Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing (PGDM) Rs.7500/-
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA) Rs.7500/-
Post Graduate Diploma in Finance (PGDF) Rs.7500/-
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource (PGDHR) Rs.7500/-
Master in Social Work (MSW) Rs.7500/-

BAOU Courses Eligibility

To get admission in the courses offered at BAOU students must fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Programmes Eligibility
Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme (BPP)
  • No requirement of any academic qualification
  • Students can read and write
  • Age 18 years or more
Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN)
Certificate in Computing (CIC)
  • Passed in 10+2 or equivalent exam
  • Passed two years recognized ITI course after 10th
  • Cleared N.C.V.T. or G.C.V.T.
Certificate in Tourism Marketing (CTM)
Certificate in Tourism Management (CMT)
Certificate in Childcare and Development (CCCD)
Certificate in Personal Computer Software (CPCS)
Certificate in Teaching of English (CTE)
  • Bachelor in any degree of any faculty or three years B.E.L.ED or Two years PTT, ETT or 10+2 and Two years Teaching experience
Certificate in Environment Studies (CES)
  • Passed in 10+2 or equivalent exam

(OR)

  • Passed two year recognized ITI course after 10th passed with cleared N.C.V.T or G.C.V.T.
Certificate in Communication Skills in English: Level-1 (CCSE1)
  • Passed in grade 8th exam
Certificate in Computer Concept – BAOU (CCC-BAOU)
  • Passed in 10th std. exam
Certificate in Traditional Birth Attendant (CTBA)
  • Passed in class 10+2(English Language information Required)
Certificate in Better Parenting (CCBP)
  • Passed in 7th std
  • 18 years of age or older
Certificate in Yog Science (CYS)
  • 18 year or older
  • Can read and write
Certificate in Naturopathy (CIN)
Certificate in Human Right (CHR)
  • After passing 10 in IT with two year of Validity or two year of recognized ITI
  • Passed in stand 10+2 or equivalent exam
Certificate in Environment Awareness (CEA)
  • Passed in class 10
Certificate in Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Life and Thought (CALT)
Certificate in Anganwadi Workers (CCAW)
  • Passed in class 7
  • 18 years of age or above
Certificate in NGO Management (CNM)
  • Passed in BA, B.Com (OR)
  • The experience of 03 years in NGO with 12 standard
  • The government recognized diploma for two years or more after standard 10 and the experience of 3 years of NGO
Diploma in Creative writing in English (DCE)
  • 10+2 (OR)
  • 20 years who have not gone through 10+2
Diploma in Creative writing in Hindi (DCH)
Diploma in Financial Management (DFM)
  • Qualified in 10+2
Diploma in Advance cost Accounting (DACA)
Diploma in Advance Accounting (DAA)
Diploma in Insurance (DIN)
Diploma in Operation Research (DOR)
Diploma in Mother & Child Health & Family Welfare (DMCH)
  • Qualified in 10+2 (English Knowledge required)
Diploma in Village Health Worker (DVHW)
Diploma in Sanskrit Language (DSL)
  • Passed 10+2
Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education (PGDDE)
  • Valid University’s Bachelor 5th Degree or Professional Degree
Bachelor of Arts (B.A)
  • 10+2 passed or equivalent or in B.P.P examination
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Admission Based on Entrance exam

  • Complete bachelor or higher degree from recognized university
  • Two years full-time regular teaching experience on Temporary/Permanent basis as Primary/ Graduate/Post Graduate Teachers in Primary/Higher/Senior secondary school recognized by the central or state government or union territory
Master of Arts in English (MEG)
  • Bachelor degree of any recognized university or professional degree
Master of Arts in Hindi (MHD)
Master of Arts in Sociology (MSO)
Master of Arts in Gujarati (MGT)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Foreign Language Certificate in English (FLCE)
  • Any person with interest of learning language
  • Certificate course in English
Foreign Language Certificate in French (FLCF)
Diploma in Business Administration (DBA)
  • Passed in 10+2 with any stream from board of India or abroad or Preparatory Programme for graduation as per BAOU norms
Diploma in Computer Application (DCA)
Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA)
  • 10+2 in any stream from Board of India or abroad or Autonomous Institute or Preparatory Programme for graduation as per BAOU norms
BBA in Hotel and Tourism Management (BBAHT)
BBA in Air Travel Management (BBAAT)
Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA)
BCA in Multimedia (BCA(MUL))
Bachelor in Media Graphics and Animation (BMGA)
Bachelor in Social Work (BSW)
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA)
  • Any graduate from recognized university
Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing (PGDM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA)
Post Graduate Diploma in Finance (PGDF)
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource (PGDHR)
Master in Social Work (MSW)

BAOU Schools

There are total 4 schools of BAOU. Check the name of the schools

  • School of Commerce and Management
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • School of Computer Science
  • School Of Education, Distance Education and Educational Technology

BAOU Study Centre

There is more than 200+ study centre of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University spread across Gujarat. Check the list of study centre of BAOU.

Official Website: www.baou.edu.in

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