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U.P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University

Updated on: Oct 14, 2015

UP_Rajashri_Tandon_Open_University_UPRTOUInaugurated by the then Governor of Uttar Pradesh in 1999, the U.P Rajarshi Tandon Open University (UPRTOU) is the only open university in the state, established with the aim to "reach the unreached" through the distance education system. UPRTOU is named after Rajarshi Purushottam Das Tandon, a freedom fighter from Uttar Pradesh and a Bharat Ratna awardee (1961.)

The university has 9 regional centres in Lucknow, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Agra and Jhansi. Classes are offered across the state through 700 education centres of the university. There is no age limit for admission to courses by this open university.

The university's library started off in 2000 with just 279 books and now has 41,000+ books, 92 journals, 5 daily newspapers and 12 periodicals.

Schools & courses

School of Humanities

  • M.A in Hindi, Sanskrit,  English,  Economics, Philosophy
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLISc)
  • Master of Journalism
  • B.A. in Hindi, Sanskrit,  English,  Economics, Philosophy, Urdu
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLISc)
  • PG Diploma in: Translation (PGDT), Creative Writing in Hindi, Electronic Media Management & Film Production, Functional Hindi, Rural Journalism & Mass Communication, Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Certificate program in Rural Journalism & Mass Communication

School of Social Science

  • MA in History, Sociology, Political Science, Social Work
  • BA in History, Sociology, Political Science, Public Administration, Tourism
  • PG Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Diploma in: Tourism Studies, Rural Development
  • Certificate in: HIV and Family Education, Women Empowerment and Development, Applied Criminology, Human Rights, Yoga, Tourism Studies
  • Awareness Programmes in:  Yoga, Panchayti Raj, HIV & Family Education

School of Science

  • MA Statistics
  • M.Sc in: Statistics, Biochemistry, Computer Science
  • BA Maths & Statistics
  • B.Sc in: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology, Botany, Statistics, Computer Science, Biochemistry

School of Education

  • MA Education
  • BA Education
  • B.Ed, B.Ed (Special Education)
  • PG Diploma in: Special Education, Educational Administration, Vocational Guidance and Career Counselling, Distance Education

School of Management Studies

  • M.Com, MBA
  • B.Com, BBA
  • PG Diploma in: Financial Management, International Marketing & e-Business, Marketing Management, Production Management, Human Resource Development
  • Certificate in Taxation & Export-Import Management, Consumer Protection, Disaster Management

School of Computer and Information Sciences

  • MCA
  • BCA
  • PG Diploma in Computer Application
  • Diploma in Computer, Computer Office Management, Hardware Technology

School of Health Sciences

  • Diploma in: Health Education and Nutrition, Dietetics and Nutrition, Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Certificate in: Childhood Care and Nutrition, Nutrition and Food
  • Awareness Programmes in: Childhood Care and Nutrition, Child Nutrition and Food

School of Agriculture Sciences

  • Certificate in: Post Harvest Technology and Value Addition, Cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Live Stock Production System
  • Awareness Programme:  Dairy farming

School of Vocational Studies

  • BA (Fashion Designing, Textile Designing)
  • Diploma in: Fashion Designing, Textile Designing, Photography, Home Arts
  • Certificate in: Fashion Designing, Textile Designing, Carpet & Textile technology


If you have appeared for the exams conducted by the U.P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University, you can check your exam results at the website The exact link for your result is:


U.P.Rajarshi Tandon Open University
Shantipuram Awas Yojna (Sector-F),
Phaphamau, Allahabad, Pin: 211013
Ph: 0532-2447035

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