Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University (MPBOU)

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Named after the renowned Raja Bhoj, Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University (MPBOU) was established in 1991 under an act by the State Legislature. It is is the second largest open university in India.

The aim of this university is to spread and promote higher education among the derprivileged, and among those to whom conventional education has not reached. Education is imparted through the open and distance learning (ODL) mode.

Democratizing education by making it cost effective is another of its objective. Keeping these objectives in mind the MPBOU has set up study centers in remote rural areas where there are no conventional study center up to about 30 km.

Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University Schools of Study

Education is imparted through various schools of study and departments. They are-

  • School of Basic Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Institute of IT
  • Department of Multimedia education
  • Department of Special education
  • Department of Heritage Management (HACT)
  • School of Management

Courses Offered by Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University

Master՚s Degree Courses

  • MSc Physics
  • MSc Chemistry
  • MSc Botany
  • MSc Zoology
  • MSc Mathematics
  • MSc Computer Science
  • Master of Computer Application
  • MSc Information Technology
  • MA in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archeology
  • MA in Sanskrit
  • MA in English
  • MA in Economics
  • MA in Political Science
  • MA in Hindi
  • MA in History
  • MA in Sociology
  • Masters in Social Work
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA)
  • MBA (Material Management)
  • Master of International business (MIB)
  • Master of Business Economics (MBE)
  • MCom (Accounts)
  • Mcom (Management)

Bachelor՚s Degree Courses

  • BSc (Maths Group)
  • BSc (Bio. Group)
  • BSc (Nursing)
  • BSc Information Technology
  • BEd (GE-DE)
  • BEd (SEDE)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • BCom

Post Graduate Diploma Courses

  • In Bio-Informatics (PGDBI)
  • In Chemo-Informatics (PGDCI)
  • In dietetics and therapeutic nutrition (PGDDTN)
  • In Hospital and health management (PGDHHM)
  • In Physiotherapy and Nutrition (PGDPN)
  • In Maternal and Child health (PGDMCH)
  • In Computer Application (PGDCA)
  • In Special Education (PGPC SEDE)
  • In Management (PGDIM)
  • In Tourism and Hotel Management (PGDTHM)
  • In Heritage management (PGDHM)

Diploma Programs

  • In Computer Applications
  • In Web & Multemedia Technology
  • In Linux Essentials
  • In Education Technology
  • In Business Administration
  • In Management
  • In Air Fare & Ticketing

Certificate Courses

  • Certificate in Computer Operations
  • Certificate in Computer Applications
  • Certificate in Computing
  • Certificate in Communicative English
  • First Certificate in Communicative English
  • Advanced Certificate in Communicative English

Other Courses

  • Knowledge and Skill Up-gradation of Rural Doctors and Paramedical (Funded by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Govt. Of India)
  • Foundation Course on Education of Children with disabilities (FC-SEDE)


The Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University has collaboration with several renowned institutes like:

  1. Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
  2. Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM)
  3. Indian Institute of Material Management etc.

Admission at Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University

The Admission form and information brochure can be availed form the Director, Regional Services & Student Support MPBOU, Bhopal, either in person on payment of ₹ 150 or through post on payment of ₹ 200 through a demand draft.

MPBOU Student Support System

MPBOU also has certain student support system like study centers, hotlines, e-mails and placement cells.

Contact Info

Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University