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 About MPBOU

About MPBOU

The National Policy of Education (NPE) 1986, 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), Govt. of India took an important decision that in the VIIIth  –XIth 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

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The foundation stone of the university was laid on June 17, 1992 by the then His Excellency President of India Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma. The university is named after the great king Bhoj, to give a modern and concrete reality to the vision of this legendary who ruled from 1010 A.D. to 1055 A.D approximately. The goddess Vagdevi (Goddess of speech), sculpted by the great artist manthala, has been adopted as an emblem by MPBOU. The Idol of Vagdevi (The Goddess of Learning), of international fame, which was initially placed in Bhojshala (the school of Learning created by the great King Bhoj of Central India in the Year 1035 A.D) is now in British Museum. With a very generous support, of King Bhoj, scholars from all the parts of India converged to Bhojshala, which produced 84 monumental works in Sanskrit. The last two words in the sloka written on the top mean Dedication for the cause of learning. These words appear in the emblem of the Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University. .                                                    

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Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University is named to honour the Illustrious King Bhoj a Great Patron of Learning.

Raja Bhoj Deva, the most illustrious of the Parmar rulers of Malwa, was one of the greatest kings of ancient India. He ranks with the legendary Vikramaditiya of Ujjayani. In fact, both the names had gathered vast wealth of legend and knowledge around them. Bhojadeva's name became a household word in India not only as a soldier, but also as a builder, a scholar, an author and a great patron of learning. To honour his greatness in learning and significant contributions through education to the society, the Madhya Pradesh Government decided to establish Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University at Bhopal. The Parmars, who gained power and prestige under Munja and Sindhuraja, rose to imperial rank during the reign of Raja Bhoj. He ruled for a long period over a vast kingdom. He ascended the throne approximately in 1010 A.D. This is known from the Modasa copper plate inscription. He reigned till 1055 A.D. He was a great warrior and carried his sword to the four corners of India.                  

Due to the love for learning of Raja Bhoj and other Parmar Kings, scholars from all parts of the country used to flock here, hold discussions, prepare books and receive adequate financial help and honour. Raja Bhoj was so respected by the scholars that they conferred many titles on him. In 1043 A.D., Raja Bhoj established the famous university at Dhar for sanskrit studies, which is well known as the Bhojshala. The Bhojshala attracted scholars from all parts of the country. The famous statue of Vagadevi (Goddess of Speech) was installed here during his reign. It was executed in 1034 A.D. by the famous sculptor, Manthala. The goddess is in abhang pose and is in the British Museum, at present. The emblem of Bhoj university is dedicated to the memory of Goddess of Speech, and Learning Vagadevi. 

The King Bhoj was a unique combination of a warrior and literary personality. A number of subjects including grammar, astronomy, alankara (poetics), architecture, religion and philosophy were taught in Bhojshala. Authorship of many authoritative books on various subjects are ascribed to him. He enunciated principles of art, architecture and vastushastra in his famous treatise Samarangarasutradhara and navigation, ship-building and marine engineering in Yuktikalpatru.

 

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Objectives by Act

  • Extension and Expansion of Higher Education by reaching the un-reached through various flexible means suited to the Open and Distance education mode using emerging information and communication technology.

  • To promote national integration and the integrated development of human personality for the well being of the community.

  • To determine/maintain standards and promote Distance Education.

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Officers of the University

 

 

 

Name

Designation

Department of Special Education (SE)

 

Dr. kamlakar Singh

Vice Chancellor

Name

Designation

 

Prof. C.K. Jain

Registrar

Dr. G. Guru

 Professor/Sr.Consultant

 

Dr. R.P. Mishra

Director

Dr. Manju Rana

Lecturer

 

Er. S.A.K Rao

Director

Dr. Kaushal Sharma

Lecturer

 

Dr. S.B.Goswami

Director PETC, and Regional Director, Bhopal

Dr. Jyoti Sthapak

Lecturer

 

Dr. Praveen Jain

Director (Chem.Sc.)

 

 

 

Dr. Devendra Solanki

Dy. Director

Ms. Mahima Singh

Lecturer

 

Mr. B.K Maheshware

Finance Officer

Major Pardeep Khare

Consultant

 

Dr. Dinesh Varshneya

Regional Director, Indore

Mr. Rajesh Singh

Consultant/Asstt. Director

 

Dr.K. K. Tiwari

Regional Director, Jabalpur

Department of Nursing & Health Sciences

 

Dr. U.P. Verma

Regional Director, Gwalior

Dr. Susmita Pande  

Reader I/C

 

Dr. S. S. Parihar

Regional Director, Rewa

Dr. Harkirat  Bains

Consultant

 

Dr. S.L. Koka

Regional Director, Bilaspur

Department of History, Archaeology Culture & Tourism

 

Dr. S.K. Singh

Regional Director, Raipur

Dr. Dr. Susmita Pande

Dr. Shiv Kant Sharma

Dr. Subhash Sharma

Reader

Consultant

Consultant

 

 

Dr. Surendra Singh

Regional Director, Ujjain

 

Dr. Rajendra Choubey

Regional Director, Durg

Department of Student Support & Regional Services

 

Dr. A. Ali

Regional Director, Jagdalpur

Dr. R.P. Mishra      

Dr. Devendra Solanki

Mrs. Rashmi Shrivastava        

Director

Dy. Director

Consultant

 

Dr. Rajiv Tiwari

Deputy RD, Satna

Department of Admission & Evaluation

 

Dr. R.S  Kasana

Regional Director, Sagar

Eng S.A.K.Rao       

Mr. Ravi Kumar                      

Director

System Programmer

 

Shri J.P Soni

Librarian

Department of Management & Entrepreneurship

 

 

 

Dr. R.P. Mishra

Professor I/C

 

Centre for IT & Basic Sciences

ICT Centre for E-Learning

Dr. Praveen Jain

Director (Chem.Sc.)

Dr. Jyotsna Dikshit  

Dy Director & HOD

 

Dr. (Mrs.) Jyotsna Dikshit

Deputy Director (IT)

Mr. Rakesh Sharaff

Assistant Programmer

 

Dr. (Mrs.) Sadhna Singh

Asst. Director (Physical Sc.)

Mr. Prashant Solanki

 Programmer

 

Department of Multimedia & General Education

Mr. Milind Rao

Programmer

 

Prof. J.S. Grewal

Director

Mr. Vivek Potdar

Programmer

 

Dr. Shah Bano Ali   

Reader

Placement Cell

 

Dr.B.C. Mahapatra 

Lecturer

Mr. A.Z. Khan

Placement Officer

 

Dr. R.P. Pande       

Lecturer

Research Cell

 

Ms.Hemlata Dinker

Lecturer

Dr. (Mrs.) Sadhna Singh

Asst. Director

 

Dr. Anju Sharma     

Lecturer

EMPRC

 

 

Mr. Pardeep S Parihar

Consultant

Dr. Susmita Pande

Reader

 

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