Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University

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Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University logo.jpg
Type Public
Established 1994
Chancellor Shree O.P.Kohli
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Pankaj Jani
Students more than 100 thousand
Location Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC
Website www.baou.edu.in

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University is a public institution of higher learning in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It provides veriety of certificate courses, Diploma and degree programs through distance education mode and other flexible mediums for its students. It is named after Indian political leader Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.


This new concept of education came into existence with the establishment of the Indira Gandhi National Open University. The university offers 38 programmes with an enrolment of more than 100,000 learners. The university has established its Regional Centre on the campus of South Gujarat University, Rajkot and has initiated the process of establishing another regional centre on the campus of North Gujarat University, Patan. The university has more than 250 study centers. Its jurisdiction is over the whole state of Gujarat. It is open to all persons irrespective of classes, castes, creed or religion.


The university is divided into two main divisions: Cells and Schools.


  • Grievance Redressal Cell
  • Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Cell
  • Students Cell
  • Sexual Harassment Cell
  • Statistical Cell
  • Single Window Cell


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

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Coordinates: 23°05′13″N 72°31′40″E / 23.0870°N 72.5277°E / 23.0870; 72.5277