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Recognition

01. How do I know whether a distance degree/diploma/certificate program in Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University is    recognized ?

 

Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University is duly affiliated to the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India & recognized by the Distance Education Council (DEC) Govt. of India. Duly recognized also by the State Govt. of Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh the University is also privileged with its important existence in the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

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Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University

 

 

When was MPBOU established?

The Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University (MPBOU) was established under an Act of State Assembly in 1991.

When MPBOU got functional ?
MPBOU became functional in 1996.

What is the main objective of the University?

One of the important objectives of the University, as mentioned in the Act, is to provide opportunities for higher education to a larger segment of the population and to promote the educational well being of the community. One of the main aims of the University is to develop and provide easily accessible system of higher education and training, by use of different modes of educational inputs such as lessons in print, text books, contact teaching, practical classes, TV/Radio/Video/Audio programmes, using satellite communication, etc. Thus, the ultimate goal of the University is to provide higher education and training at the doorstep of the professionals, students and other seekers of education.

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Academic Queries

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How does MPBOU deliver education to its distance learners?

Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University being a distance education institution has a three-tier system of functioning. We have our Headquarter at Bhopal, 11 Regional Centers all over MP governing the study centers mostly situated at the rural/tribal areas of MP. 

MPBOU provides education to its distance learner in the following phases

Phase 1: Programmes of MPBOU are advertised through media ,web and newspapers. Students get the information brochure from the HQ at Bhopal or the 11 Regional Centers (RCs) and apply on the form attached with the information brochure. Students can also get the forms at their study centers (provided the course is run by that study center). Students Submit their forms along with the fee (draft) in the Admission Office at the HQ or at the 11 RCs. Forms are scrutinized and computerized lists are prepared.

Phase II: Students are informed about their admission through e-mail/post and they are called for an induction meeting and verification of documents. During the induction meeting students are provided with printed self instructional course material. Study Centre face to face contact sessions are arranged for the students  for getting the academic guidance. During this phase the students are required to work on the assignments and submit to their tutors on the dates given in the assignments submission schedule. Assignments are evaluated by the tutors. 

Phase III: Final examinations are arranged in public/private educational institutions like other Boards and Universities. 

Note: In technical and computer Science programmes attendance in the Study Centers is compulsory. Requirements of attending the study centre face to face contact session varies according to the needs of the programmes and it is indicated in the prospectus.

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Is it possible to take admission in two different courses?
If you are pursuing a degree/diploma/certificate from a conventional university then you are eligible to take admission in a degree/diploma/certificate programme of a distance education institution like ours

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Distance Education

 

 

 

What is Distance Education?
Distance education takes place when a teacher and student(s) are separated by physical distance, and technology (i.e., voice, video, data, and print), often in concert with face-to-face communication, is used to bridge the instructional gap. These types of programs can provide adults with a second chance at a college education, reach those disadvantaged by limited time, distance or physical disability, and update the knowledge base of workers at their places of employment.

Is Distance Education Effective?
Research comparing distance education to traditional face-to-face instruction indicates that teaching and studying at a distance can be as effective as traditional instruction, when the method and technologies used are appropriate to the instructional tasks, there is student-to-student interaction, and when there is timely teacher-to- student feedback (see Moore & Thompson, 1990; Verduin & Clark, 1991).

Who are the key players in Distance Education? 

Students -When instruction is delivered at a distance, additional challenges result because students are often separated from others sharing their backgrounds and interests, have few if any opportunities to interact with teachers outside of class, and must rely on technical linkages to bridge the gap separating class participants.

Faculty - The success of any distance education effort rests squarely on the shoulders of the faculty.

Facilitators - The instructor often finds it beneficial to rely on a site facilitator to act as a bridge between the students and the instructor.

Support Staff - These individuals are the silent heroes of the distance education enterprise and ensure that the myriad details required for program success are dealt with effectively.

Administrators - Although administrators are typically influential in planning an institution's distance education program, they often lose contact or relinquish control to technical managers once the program is operational.

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