The University, under purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of the Ministry of Higher Education, was established in 1980 to provide tertiary education to masses by distance education technique, in keeping with the philosophy of Open and Distance Learning
Established on 22nd June 1980, the OUSL has completed 30 years of unbroken national service in the spheres of higher learning, research and scholarship to become an emerging Open Distance Learning (ODL) centre renowned for excellence both nationally and internationally.
Vision & Mission
“To be the premier Open and Distance Learning institution in Asia through excellence, efficiency and equity in lifelong learning”
“To enhance access to high quality, affordable and relevant education through Open Distance Education and ensure life-long learning opportunities to face challenges in a knowledge society."
Open & Distance Learning
Open Distance Learning (ODL) is an educational mode that employs pedagogical, technological and instructional design strategies to promote a blended learning environment to those who miss opportunities for higher education on account of employment, time, space, income and other obstacles.