Bhubaneswar: Good news for students willing to pursue distance education at Odisha State Open University (OSOU) as the University Grants Commission (UGC) approved undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses to be offered at the varsity.
The UGC granted permission to OSOU to offer UG and PG courses through open and distance learning mode from 2018-19 to 2022-23 academic session.
With the approval from UGC, the students from across the State will be enrolled into bachelors and masters degree courses through distance learning programme modules.
The university has received permission to offer Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English, Hindi, History, Journalism, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Sanskrit; Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), BBA, BSc in Livelihoods And Sustainable Development from this academic session.
Similarly, the Master degree programmes in Economics, English, Hindi, History, Journalism, Sanskrit, Odia, Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, Rural Development, Sociology, Commerce (M.Com) and Cyber Security (MSc) will be offered by the university.
The OSOU, Sambalpur was established by an Act of Government of Odisha in 2015. It has 33 Study Centres at various towns of the State.
Currently, the university offers certificate, diploma, advance diploma and post graduate diploma programmes in 42 subjects.