Kota Open University, Rajasthan

Kota Open University came into existence in 1987.

The objectives of the University include:

  • The spreading of learning and knowledge through various means.
  • To provide education to all classes of people in Rajasthan who could not avail the conventional system.
  • To foster educational wellbeing of the society.
  • To make higher education cost effective.
  • To provide higher education to the rural people of rajasthan.

Regional Centers

It has six regional centers:

  1. Jaipur

  2. Jodhpur

  3. Udaipur

  4. Kota

  5. Ajmer

  6. Bikaner. It also has 33 study centers all over Rajasthan.

Courses offered by Kota Open University

Kota Open University offers courses at the bachelor's degree, master's degree, certifiicate and diploma levels.


  • Humanities
  • Social sciences
  • Sciences
  • Commerce
  • Management
  • Education

Master's Degree

  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Business Administration
  • Master of Education

Bachelor's Degree

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication

Post Graduate Diploma

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Labor Law
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management

Diploma programs

  • Diploma in Management
  • Diploma in Library and Information Science
  • Diploma in Tourism and Hotel Management
  • Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education
  • Diploma in Computer and Office Management

Certificate courses

  • Certificate in Computer Programming
  • Certificate in Food and Nutrition

Other Courses

Few other courses offered by the Kota Open University are as under:

  • Hotel and General Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Tourism in India and Abroad
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Development
  • Industrial Relations and the Law
  • Labor Welfare Legislation and Industrial Sociology
  • Wages and Social Security Legislation
  • Personnel Management and Industrial Psychology
  • Labor Jurisprudence and the International Labor Office
  • Labor Economics and Labor Statistics
  • Management Functions and Behavior
  • Organizational Design, Development and Change
  • Corporate Policies and Practices
  • Managing Men
  • Economic and Social Environment
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Marketing for Managers
  • Management of Machines and Materials
  • Information Management and Computers
  • Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Applications
  • Managerial Economics

Kota Open University Admission Criteria

Eligibility Criteria:

  • All citizens of India aged 18 years or above (preference to citizens of Rajasthan)
  • Candidates who have passed the intermediate examination held by the Board of Intermediate Examination get a direct admission.
  • Others have to qualify an entrance test to get admission.

Kota Open University Session:

Registration usually begins in the months of November or December and the session starts next January.

Educational Material:

  1. Printed matter are sent by post to students.

  2. Audio/video matter can also accompany printed study material depending on the course.

  3. Practice material/exercise kits are also supplied.

  4. Face-to-face interactive sessions are held according to the demands of the course.


Rawatbhata Road, Akhelgarh, Kota-324010, Rajasthan

  • Phone No. 91 − 744 − 421254
  • Fax: 91 − 744 − 421769