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Odisha State Open University

The Odisha State Open University established in 2015 was opened with the purpose to provide quality higher education to students from all backgrounds especially the underprivileged ones at an affordable cost. With the help of distance education mode, the University focuses on research, education and training. The students who are already enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate courses are offered add on courses as well. All Norms and Regulations prescribed by statutory bodies like UGC, AICTE, NCTE, NCI, BCI, DEB, and MCI etc. shall be strictly followed in offering academic programmes by the Odisha State Open University.


Vision of Odisha State Open University

  • To strive for excellence in the field of Higher Education by using latest methods & technologies;
  • To provide best quality materials supplemented by training, workshop, hands-on practices, contact programmes, using audio-video resourses available through OER & MOOCS;
  • To give emphasis on Skill based vocational courses for promoting the employment opportunities
  • To collaborate with the best Universities/Institutes/Centres of Excellence for advancement of knowledge and skills;
  • To make full use of educational technologies
  • To adopt the best practices available in the field;
  • To promote innovation in teaching, learning, training and research;
  • To establish centres of excellence in different fields following Open & Distance Learning.

Mission of Odisha State Open University

  • To provide quality education at affordable costs;
  • To reach out to people leaving in rural/remote locations in the State;
  • To create awareness among the people of the State about their rights & duties and to adopt scientific methods for socio-economic growth;
  • To collaborate with all Government Departments/ State Resource Centres/NGOs in all our endeavours to reach the unreached.

Departments in Odisha State Open University



Programmes in Odisha State Open University



  • Certificate in Communication Skills
  • Certificate in Translation (English-Odia)
  • Certificate in Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Certificate in Rural Development
  • Certificate in Digital Library
  • Certificate in e-Commerce
  • Certificate in Geriatric Care
  • Certificate in Media Management
  • Certificate in Rural Management
  • Certificate in Soft Skill and IT Skill
  • Diploma in Disaster Management
  • Diploma in Functional Hindi & Translation
  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Diploma in Odia Language and Communication
  • Diploma in Rural Development
  • Diploma in Entrepreneurship Development
  • Diploma in Media Management
  • Diploma in Rural Management
  • Diploma in Android Programming
  • Diploma in Computer Applications
  • Diploma in Cyber Security
  • Diploma in Management
  • Diploma in Office Management
  • Diploma in Web Design
  • Diploma in Multimedia & Animation
  • Advance Diploma in Disaster Management
  • Advance Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Advance Diploma in Rural Development
  • Advance Diploma in Media Management
  • Advance Diploma in Rural Management
  • Advance Diploma in Computer Applications
  • Advance Diploma in Cyber Security
  • Advance Diploma in Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Media Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management
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Odisha State Open University
G.M. University Campus
Sambalpur-768004
Odisha, India
Email: info@osou.ac.in
Toll Number: 1800-34567-58
Phone: 0663-2521600, 0663-2521700

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