Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University, aslo known as Bhoj University was formed as a result of The National Policy of Education (NPE) 1986. It emphasized that distance education is an important medium for the development and promotion of higher education. In this context, for the expansion and promotion of distance education the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), Government of India took an important decision that in the VIIIth year plan every state should establish a state open university following the distance education pattern. On this basis Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University (MPBOU) was established under an Act of State Assembly in 1991. It is named to honour the Illustrious King Bhoj, a Great Patron of Learning. It is recognised by the Distance Education Council of India. Location - It is located on Kolar road (Raja Bhoj Marg), Damkheda, Chunabhatti, Bhopal. Click here for Google Map Location.
Reaching Bhopal - Bhopal is 741 km from Delhi, 789 km from Mumbai, and about 200 kms from Indore.
Air - Bhopal is connected by regular Alliance Air flights to Mumbai, Indore, Delhi and Gwalior. Airport is 15 km from the city centre.
Rail - Bhopal is on one of the two main Delhi to Mumbai railway lines and also on the main line to the southern state capitals of Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Thiruvananthpuram. There are direct trains to Amritsar and Jammu Tawi and also to major towns in Madhya Pradesh.
Road - There are extensive bus services (private and state) to cities within the region and interstate.
Reaching MPBOU Campus - The MPBOU Campus is very well connected from the railway station, airport and bus stand.
Bus Route - Major Bus Services coming to MPBOU Campus - Bus # 13, A1, Starbus #3,11.
Taxi - From airport you can get a taxi for MPBOU Campus in Rs. 400/- Approx.
Auto - You can come by auto to the MPBOU Campus from any part of the city.
Schools / Departments
School of Basic Science.
School of Health Science.
Institute of Information Technology.
Department of Multimedia Education.
Department of Special Education.
Department of HACT.
School of Management.
EMPRC - Electronic Media Production & Research Centre.
EDUSAT Satellite based Education - It is mainly intended to meet the demand for an Interactive Satellite based Distance Education system for the country. Network of first phase consists of 40 Satellite Interactive Terminals covering 8 regional offices of the university and 32 study centres, 6 more SITs will be installed in session 2008-09. Further expansion of SITs is being planned. Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University has 1062 Study centres, 3147 Academic Counsellors, 1170 Co-ordinators 12 regional Centres and 7 PETCs and 3 lacs students. 44% students belong to urban area and 56% to rural/tribal areas. Thus approximately 1.70 lacs students of rural areas will be directly benefited through EDUSAT project. This will be a unique project of its own kind dedicated for thousands of students enrolled in study centres of rural and tribal areas. Recorded video lectures for B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. students in Hindi medium are being telecast every week Monday to Thrusday 11.00 am to 01.00 pm and repetition 03.00 pm to 05.00 pm. Live lectures are telecasted every Friday 11.30 am to 12.30 pm
Research Cell - It provides research facilities for Ph.D. students.
Placement Cell - The Placement Cell has been coordinating the placement of students of the university in various industries/organizations. At MPBOU, the placement cell take care to groom its students according to the needs of the industry. It provides information and guidance to the students of professional and job-oriented courses about opportunities of jobs in industries / business houses / educational institutions / organizations / corporate houses / private / public sector companies and to build capability for self-employment potential. The placement officer communicates with students and interacts with them directly at the time of their counselling and contact classes. This cell also compiles information placement brochure highlighting the potential and capabilities of the candidates and sends these brochures to the prospective organizations having job opportunities.
Some of the Organisations/ Institutes that have offered jobs to University Students:
Collaboration - MPBOU - RCI (Rehabilitation Council of India) have a collaboration on academic front. RCI regulates and monitors services given to persons with disability, to standardise syllabi and to maintain a Central Rehabilitation Register of all qualified professionals and personnel working in the field of Rehabilitation and Special Education. The RCI also prescribes punitive action against unqualified persons delivering services to persons with disability.
Bhojvani - It is an Internet based On-Demand-Radio which broadcasts programmes for U.G. and P.G students.