Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University

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U. P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University
Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University logo.png
MottoReaching to Unreached
TypeState University (Government)
Established1999 (21 years ago) (1999)
ChancellorAnandiben Patel
Vice-ChancellorProf. Kameshwar Nath Singh
CampusShantipuram, Phaphamau Pryagraj

Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University is a public university in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is named after Rajarshi Purushottam Das Tandon.

The university provides access to higher education for large segments of the population and, in particular, disadvantaged groups such as those living in remote and rural areas including working people, homemakers and other adults who wish to upgrade or acquire knowledge through studies. It also makes efforts to promote the acquisition of knowledge in a rapidly developing and changing society and continually offer opportunities for upgrading knowledge, training and skills in the context of innovations, research and discovery in all fields of human endeavor. The university is open to all irrespective of caste, creed or sex and its jurisdiction is all of Uttar Pradesh.

The university Library was established in 2000 with a meagre collection of 279 books. At present, the library holds the collection on different streams of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and developing sciences. Its collection has reached up to 41387 volumes of books and 92 learned journals besides 5 daily newspapers and 12 other periodicals. The library serves faculty members, supporting staff, research scholars and more than 50,000 students spread all over Uttar Pradesh. It is the apex body to provide library and information services to its students and others. A regional library at Allahabad Regional Centre has opened as its branch library. It is also in planning to establish regional libraries at other regional centers, including Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Bareilly and Lucknow. The library is situated at first and second floor of the academic building, Shantipuram, Sector – F, Phaphamau, Allahabad. The librarian is Dr. T.N. Dubey.


List of courses offered by university are as under:[1]

  • First Degree Programmes
  • Post Graduate Programmes
  • General Diploma Programme
  • Certificate Programme
  • Computer Programmes
  • Vocational Programmes
  • Professional Programmes
  • Awareness Programmes
  • Adult & Continuing Education Programmes
  • Research Programme


  1. ^ "U.P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad: Students". admission.onlineuprtou.in.

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Coordinates: 25°32′31″N 81°51′02″E / 25.5420°N 81.8506°E / 25.5420; 81.8506