Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital

Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital (previously known as ‘Uttaranchal Open University, Nainital’) is one of the famous open universities in India. Founded in the year 2005 under the Act of Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly, this university is considered as the 13th open university of the country. The institute is approved by both the Distance Education Council, and the University Grants Commission. It has signed MoUs with Tata Motors, Hiltron Calc, University18, IETS, IKC India and several other organizations.


The university operates through 10 schools which offer a wide variety of regular courses as well as off-beat programs. All these programs and certificates are recognized internationally indicating bright prospects for students. Here is a list of all the schools and courses:

Institutes Courses
School of Social Science
  • Certificate Courses in Vedic Karmakand, Indian Astrology, English Language & Personal Development, Panchayati Raj, Gandhian Philosophy
  • Diploma in Phalit Jyotish
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law, Gandhian Philosophy
  • Master of Arts in History, Economics, Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Gandhian Peace & Rural Development Studies
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts Preparatory Programme
School of Management Studies & Commerce
  • Certificate Courses in Salesmanship & Marketing, Office Management, Retail Management, Sales & Relationship Management
  • Diploma in Management, Retail Management, Rural Entrepreneurship, Banking & Financial Services, Entrepreneurship & Business Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management, Human Resource Management
  • Executive Master’s of Business Administration
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce Preparatory Program
School of Tourism & Hotel Management
  • Certificate Courses in Cookery, Front Office Operations, F & B Operation
  • Diploma in Tour Guiding & Escorting Skills, Front Office, Hotel Management, Food & Beverage Services, Food Production, House Keeping, Front Office Management, Restaurant Service Management, Food Production management, Accommodation Management, Tourism Studies
  • Bachelor of Hotel Management
  • Bachelor of Tourism Studies
  • B.Sc. in Hospitality & Hotel Administration
  • Master of Hotel Management
  • Master of Tourism Management
School of Agriculture
  • Certificate Courses in Commercial Flower Production, Mushroom Production, Fish Farming, Vegetable Production, Organic Farming, Bee Keeping, Sericulture, Home Scale Preservation of Fruits & Vegetables, GIS & Remote Sensing Applications, Agricultural Insurance, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Protected Cultivation, Home Gardening, Fruit Production, farm Management
  • Diploma in Management of Non-Wood Forest Products, Value Added Products from Fruits & Vegetables, Agricultural Marketing, Farm Management, Commercial Horticulture, Rural Entrepreneurship
  • BS in Agricultural Business Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management,
  • Post Graduate Diploma in GIS & Remote Sensing
School of Rural Health Sciences
  • Certificate Courses in Ayurvedic Masseur, Ayurvedic Food & Nutrition, Herbal Beauty Care, Ayurvedic Herb Cultivation, Ayurvedic Beauty Care, Basic Workshop Techniques, Management of Information Science & Technology for Rural Youth, Yogic Science, Basic Maintenance & Repair, Naturopathy, Technical Excellence,
  • Advanced Certificate Course in Industrial Training
  • Diploma in Panchkarma Assistant, Yoga & Naturopathy, Industrial Process, Public Health & Community Nutrition, Modern Dietetics & Ayurvedic Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Arts in Yoga & Naturopathy
  • Master of Arts in yoga & Holistic health
  • Master of Arts in Yoga
  • Master of Science in Yoga & Holistic Health
School of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts Preparatory Program
School of Computer Sciences & Information Technology
  • Certificate Courses in Computer Appreciation, Computer Application, Web Applications, Information Technology, Desktop Publishing, Office Automation & Secretarial Practice, Hardware Maintenance, Computer Accounting, Computer Course, Linux Awareness, Geo Informatics, Tally, E-Governance & Cyber Security, Enhancing Digital Literacy
  • Diploma in computer Applications, Multimedia, Information Technology, Web Development, Desktop Publishing, Hardware & Networking, Industrial Accounting, Computerized Accounting
  • Advanced Diploma in Computer Applications, Web Development, Information Technology, Hardware & Networking, Network Security, Cyber Security, Professional Accounting
  • Bachelor of Computer Application
  • Post Graduate Diploma in computer Application
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Geo Informatics
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Computer Application
  • Master of Geo Informatics
  • Bachelor of Computer Application Preparatory Program
School of Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science (General)
  • Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)
  • Master of Science in Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Geography, Physics, Mathematics, Environmental Science
School of Languages
  • Certificate Courses in Bhartiya Darshan, Vedic Karmkand, Phalit Jyotish, Urdu
  • Diploma in Sanskrit, Phalit Jyotish, Sri Mad Bhagwat Puran
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts in Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Urdu
  • Bachelor of Arts Preparatory Program
School of Humanities
  • Certificate Courses In Print Media & Journalism, Mass Media
  • Bachelor Of Arts
  • Post Graduate Diploma In Journalism & Mass Communication, Music, Broadcast Journalism & New Media, Advertising & Public Relations
  • Master of Arts in Music
  • Master of Arts in Mass Communication
  • Master of Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts Preparatory Program