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MPBOU Bhopal Admission 2021: Courses, Eligibility, Selection, Registration Dates, Application Process

Last updated on June 17th, 2021 by Sounak Banerjee

Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University (MPBOU) has extended the date of admission for old students to different courses at the University till March 31, 2021. The admission is granted to first, second, and final year students. Interested students can find details on its official website.

The University offer different courses at UG and PG level in distance mode and for every course details of semester exam, time table and other admissions information will be updated on its website. Most of the UG level courses are of 3 years duration, that are conducted off campus. Available UG courses are BBA, B. Com, B.Sc., BA, and along with a few diploma and certification programs. The basic required eligibility for admission to these UG courses is 12th in the relevant stream, however selection criteria might vary with the course.

At PG level, Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University (MPBOU) provide courses in streams of management, education, commerce, science, engineering, computer applications, arts, and agriculture. The duration of most of the courses is 2 years and eligibility and selection process varies according to each course. Important points pertaining to the admissions taking at the University are listed below.

  • Admissions to the courses available is made on the basis of merit in qualifying examination
  • Those fulfilling eligibility norms are required to register themselves in online mode
  • There are 11 regional centres for the University across the state where exams are conducted
  • For UG category, available courses are BCA, BBA, B.Sc., B. Com, B.Ed. and under PG category, available courses are MCA, MBA, M.Sc., MLIS, MSWPGDDTN and PGDHHM
  • For B.Ed. and M.Ed. admissions, selection is made on the basis of merit in entrance test conducted by the University itself
  • For UG courses, basic eligibility is 12th class, while for PG courses, a candidate needs to pass UG degree from a recognized board
  • Application forms can be obtained from any of the regional centres by paying an amount of INR 150 for UG courses and INR 300 for PG courses
  • The registration fee and course fee must be paid online through MP Online kiosks at any of the regional centres of the University.

MPBOU Bhopal Admission: Important Dates

Event Dates*
Release of UG and PG Application Form 3rd week of July 2021
Last date to apply by filling the Application Form Last week of August 2021
Release of B.Ed. Application Form Last week of July 2021
Last date to register for B.Ed. August 2021
B.Ed. Entrance Exam September 2021

*Madhya Pradesh Open University is yet to announce admission dates for the next academic year. As per the previous year notifications, tentative dates are tabulated below.

MPBOU Bhopal UG Admission 2021

At UG level, Madhya Pradesh Open University conducts different courses in streams of science, arts, commerce, management, computer applications, and law. The following are the courses and its specializations:

Course Specializations
Certification Human rights and Site Personnel Management
BA Sociology, Urdu Literature, Geography, Sanskrit Literature, Political Science, History, Hindi Literature, Economics, and English Literature
B.Sc. Information Technology, Mathematics, and Biology
B. Com
BBA
Diploma Elementary Education, Business Administration, Nutrition and Health Education, and Computer Application
BCA IT, Mathematics, and Biology
B.Li.Sc.
BJMC
B.Ed. General and Special Education

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for each of the UG courses is discussed below.

  • Certificate Course: Candidate must have passed 10+2 from a recognized board to be eligible
  • BA: To be eligible, a candidate must have passed 12th exam
  • B.Sc.: Aspirants must have passed 12th class exam with Biology or Maths as compulsory subject
  • B.com.: A candidate must have passed 10+2 with science /commerce/ management stream from a recognized Board
  • BBA: A candidate must have passed 10+2 with commerce/ management stream from a recognized Board
  • Diploma: A candidate must have passed 10+2 with at least 50% of marks along with 2 years teaching experience
  • BCA: Candidate must have passed 10+2 or other equivalent examination with Mathematics
  • B.Li.Sc. A candidate must have passed graduation or equivalent course in the relevant field
  • BJMC: Must have passed graduation or equivalent course from a recognized board
  • B.Ed.: Candidate must have passed Graduation with 50% marks and trained in-service teachers in elementary education or must have completed NCTE recognized teacher education programme through face-to-face mode.

Selection criteria

  • Admission to all UG level courses is done on the basis of merit in qualifying exam i.e., marks secured at 12th level
  • Eligible candidates need to visit the MP Online portal to register themselves in online mode for admissions
  • There is option for direct admission as well for those satisfying the eligibility norms
  • For Diploma in Elementary Education, the University conducts separate entrance test for admissions.

MPBOU Bhopal PG Admission 2021

The PG level courses offered by the institution are tabulated below.

Course Specializations
M.Sc. Mathematics, Physics, Information Technology, Zoology, and Chemistry
MSW
MA Political Science, History, Ancient Indian History and Archaeology, and Sociology
PG Diploma Company Secretaryship, Computer Applications, Cheminformatics, Tourism and Hotel Management, Heritage Management and Tourism, Dietetics and Therapeutics Nutrition, and Bioinformatics
M.Ed.
MIB
M.Com Accounts, Management
MCA
MCS
M.Li.Sc.
MJMC

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for each of the PG courses is discussed below.

  • M.Sc.: A candidate must have passed UG degree in Math / Physics / Electronics / Computer Science from a recognized University
  • MSW and MA: Candidate must have passed bachelor degree in any stream from a recognized board
  • PG Diploma: Must be a Graduate in the relevant stream from a recognized board
  • M.Ed.: Candidate must have attained a minimum of 55% (50% for reserved categories) marks in B.Ed./ B.Ed. (El. Edu.)/ B.A.-B.Ed. or B.Sc.-B.Ed. degree in Regular or Distance Mode along with 2 years of teaching/ professional experience after completion of the qualifying degree
  • MIB: A candidate must have passed Bachelor degree in the relevant field
  • M.Com: Candidate must have a UG degree in commerce stream. Also, candidate with BBA qualification is also eligible
  • MCA: Students must have passed graduation with Mathematics, Computer Science or Information Technology as one of the main subjects
  • MCS: Students must have passed graduation with Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or Electronic Science as main subjects
  • M.Li.Sc.: Students with B.Li.Sc or B.Lib. degree are eligible to apply
  • MJMC: Candidates with BJMC or equivalent degree in Public Relations or IT are eligible to apply. Those with PG Diploma in IT or Public Relations are also eligible to apply

Selection Criteria

  • For most of the PG courses, selection is done on a first come first serve basis.
  • Also, the University offers direct admission to PG courses, which is subjected to verification of documents and satisfying eligibility criteria at the time of counselling scheduled at respective regional centres.
  • For B.Ed. admissions, the University conducts entrance tests for admission purposes.
  • M.Ed. admissions are done on the basis of written test in Education and General Knowledge subjects having 70 marks followed by one’s Academic Qualification carrying 14 marks and work experience carrying 16 marks. Application form for the entrance test can be downloaded from the official website with payment of INR 1000.

MPBOU Bhopal MBA Admissions 2021

Madhya Pradesh Open University conducts a 3-year course in MBA under various streams of specializations. MBA is conducted in distance mode for eligible candidates with valid UG degree. Specializations available for MBA:

  • Materials Management
  • General

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for MBA course, a candidate must have passed BBA or any equivalent UG degree in the relevant stream from a recognized board

Selection Criteria

Selection to MBA course is done on the basis of merit in qualifying UG degree followed by work experience, if applicable.

MPBOU Bhopal Application Process

To apply for the PG level courses, one needs to follow below steps:

  • Students can obtain information brochure from any regional center on paying the registration fee at MP Online Portal in favour of ‘The Registrar ‘through DD Challan
  • On paying the fees, one needs to submit the required documents for the verification of eligibility
  • After the verification, eligible candidates can fill the application form signed by the head of the regional center
  • On the basis of application, the candidates will receive transaction ID
  • After fee payment for the course opted, students will get three copies of the filled application form namely, Student’s copy; Kiosk Centre’s copy; and study centre’s copy
  • After completion of the application process, roll numbers will be allotted to the students who are getting admitted.

MPBOU Bhopal Admission: FAQs

Ques. How to contact MPBOU Bhopal in case of any query related to academics and admissions?

Last updated on June 17th, 2021

Ans. For enquiry purposes, a candidate can contact the open University reception at 0755-2492105, 2490072 and 2494094 or they can contact via email at [email protected]. For UG enquiry, contact at [email protected] and for PG enquiry, the contact is [email protected].

Ques. Are regional centres present only in the state of Madhya Pradesh or outside the state as well towards the admission at MPBOU Bhopal?

Last updated on June 17th, 2021

Ans. Yes, the Regional centres for MP Open University are available only in parts of Madhya Pradesh state and not outside the state. These centres are available at Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Rewa, Satna, Sagar, Chindwara, Ujjain, Hoshangabad, and Barwani.

Ques. Does MPBOU Bhopal offer accommodation or hostel facility for outstation candidates?

Last updated on June 17th, 2021

Ans. No, there is no hostel accommodation available for students as the University is an Open University that conducts courses in distance or correspondence mode only. So, hostel accommodation will provide no use to students and they can take classes from the comfort of their home itself.

Ques. Are these distance mode courses at MPBOU Bhopal valuable to get a job after completion?

Last updated on June 17th, 2021

Ans. Yes, many of the courses at the University are offered in distance mode or correspondence mode so as to avoid the difficulty of travelling, but value wise, the degree is equivalent to any regular degree when it comes to employment opportunities. On successful course completion, a candidate will get a valid certificate which can be used for higher education or job as well.

Ques. Is there any opportunity for placement provided by the MPBOU Bhopal for eligible students?

Last updated on June 17th, 2021

Ans. Yes, the University does have an active placement cell that looks into the matter of recruitment. Some of the top recruiting firms are: HCL, Netlink, Ranbaxy, Oberoi Hotel, and many more.

MPBOU Bhopal: Admissions, Courses, Scholarships, Placement 2021

Last updated on April 20th, 2021

Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University (MPBOU) was established in the year 1991 to promote higher education among the underprivileged in the rural parts of the state by opening centres for higher education. MPBOU offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma and Certificate courses in 8 streams with a total of 40 courses. The admissions are carried out on the basis of merit. However there are entrance exams for some courses for which the candidates can apply through both online and offline modes.

MPBOU Bhopal Highlights

Here is a brief glance at the key highlights of the institute.

Established | Institute Type 1991| Public
Recognized by UGC and DEC (IGNOU)
Set by Madhya Pradesh Government
Entrance Exam MP Pre B.Ed
Courses Offered 40 Courses across 8 streams
Popular Courses Master of Science (IT), PG Diploma in Tourism and Hotel Management –(PGDTHM), PG Diploma in Disaster Management (PGDDM)
Application Mode Online and Offline
Admission Criteria Merit-based & Entrance Test

MPBOU Bhopal Courses

MPBOU covers a wide range of disciplines in the domain of Applied Sciences, Arts, Business and Education. Given below is a list of courses offered and the details.

Course Details Annual Fees
BBA
  • Subjects: Banking & Insurance, Principles of Marketing, Microeconomics, Management Accounting
  • Duration: 3-6 Years
  • Eligibility: Candidate should have passed 10+2 in Commerce stream
INR 9,960
B.Com
  • Subjects: Accounts, Auditing, Taxation, Business & Corporate Law and Economics.
  • Duration: 3-6 Years
  • Eligibility: Candidate should have passed 10+2 in Science/ Commerce/ Management stream
INR 2,730
PG Diploma in Tourism and Hotel Management (PGDTHM)
  • Subjects: Business Environment in Tourism, Principles, Policies & Practices of Tourism, Geography, History and Culture of India & North East, Marketing for Hospitality & Tourism
  • Duration: 1-3 Years
  • Eligibility: Candidate should be a Graduation in any discipline.
INR 9,960
Master of Science (Zoology)
  • Subjects: Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Comparative Animal Physiology, Evolution and Animal Behaviour
  • Duration: 2-5 Years
  • Eligibility: Candidate should be a Science Graduate with Zoology/ Biotechnology
INR 9,960
Master of Arts (History)
  • Subjects: State and Society in Medieval India, Indian Government and politics, Contemporary Issues in International Relations
  • Duration: 2-5 Years
  • Eligibility: Candidate should be a Graduation in any discipline or other equivalent Examination.
INR 6,600
PG Diploma in Remote Sensing (PGDRS)
  • Subjects: Basics of Remote Sensing, Digit Image Processing, Statics and Programming
  • Duration: 1-3 Years
  • Eligibility: Candidate should be a Graduation in any discipline
INR 10,080
Bachelor of Special Education (B.Ed. SEDE)
  • Subjects: Teaching, learning and assessment, Inclusive education, Teaching Strategies and methods, Reading and Reflection on test
  • Duration: 2.5-5 Years
  • Eligibility: Candidate should be a Graduation in any discipline
INR 36,000

MPBOU Bhopal Admissions

MPBOU offers 40 courses in 8 streams in undergraduate, post-graduate, diploma and certificate programs. The students can apply online through the official website or submit the form offline in one of the regional centres or kiosks affiliated to MPBOU. The admission in different courses is done on the basis of merit and entrance exams conducted on a state-level.

How to Apply?

The application form is accepted through both online and offline modes. Students who wish to apply for courses in MPBOU may follow the below steps for admission process:

Online Mode:

  • The candidates who meet the eligibility criteria for the respective course need to register themselves online through their official website and fill out the application form with all the required details and select the course applying for.
  • The candidate needs to upload the scanned copies of the required documents and mark sheets with a recent passport size photograph.
  • The candidates need to pay the application fee through online mode of payment.

Offline Mode:

  • The candidates can take the form from the regional centres and kiosks and fill them with the required details.
  • The candidates need to attach the copies of the required documents with the application form and attach a recent passport size photograph.
  • The candidate needs to pay the application fee at the time of submitting the application form with the required documents.
  • The selection of the candidate is done on the basis of merit for the respective course that is applied for.

MPBOU Bhopal Placement

MPBOU has established a placement cell with the aim to provide knowledge and guidance to students with regards to job opportunities in different industries. The placement cell is focussed on preparing the students for the dynamic work culture and enabling them to build the capability for self-employment potential as well. This cell also compiles information in a placement brochure for the prospective companies highlighting the potential and capabilities of the candidates for job opportunities.

Top recruiters

Major recruiters of MPBOU, Bhopal are-

  • Oracle Corporation
  • Reliance Industries
  • Wipro Technologies
  • L & T Infotech Limited
  • Oberoi Hotels
  • Ranbaxy
  • HCL Infinity

MPBOU Bhopal Scholarships

The Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University provides Central disability scholarship to specially-abled students who are enrolling in undergraduate courses.

  • The university releases the date for submitting the required documents for the approval of the scholarship every year and the students need to submit the documents for verification.
  • After the verification of the documents by the regulating authority is done the scholarship is granted to the specially-abled students.
  • The eligibility for this scholarship requires the student to come under the specially-abled category as per Govt. of India Disabilities in RPwD Act, 2016. The student should be an Indian citizen. The candidate should have completed 10+2 in any discipline to be eligible for this scholarship.
  • The disability allowances depend on the disability of the student and the slab of allowance payable under the scholarship is mentioned below:
Type of Disability Amount paid per annum
Visually Impaired INR 4,000
Hearing Impaired INR 2,000
Physically Disabled INR 2,000
Intellectual disabilities INR 4,000
All other type of disability not covered above INR 2,000

MPBOU Bhopal Facilities

Following are the facilities offered by the university to cater to the needs of the students:

  • Library: The university has a central library situated in the headquarters with books and reference material for students as well as staff for educational purposes. The library is well-equipped to cater to students of all courses.
  • Placement Cell: The university has a dedicated placement cell for students with a placement officer who works towards guiding and educating the students about the interview process and information about working in a dynamic corporate culture.
  • Facebook Classes: The University has a Facebook page dedicated to students by providing them classes and guest lectures on the social networking site with ease of access and knowledge.
  • Online-Self Learning Material (SLM): The university provides online self-learning material to students who can use this facility to gain knowledge through the self-help study materials with ease of access.
  • Internet Video Service: This is a unique initiative taken by the Electronic Media Production & Research Centre of the University with the help of the IT department to make the imparting of knowledge through videos created on subjects of various courses that the students can view anytime and anywhere.

MPBOU Bhopal Faculty

With highly qualified faculty at MPBOU, the university is committed to provide its students with strong educational foundations and values which will not only help them in their careers but also to become an upstanding citizen of the country. The institute has a total of 33 professors out of which 23 hold Ph.D. degrees.

FAQs

Ques: What are the courses offered in the basic sciences program in the MPBOU university?

Last updated on April 20th, 2021

Ans. The courses offered under the Basic Sciences program in the undergraduate program are Bachelor of Science in subjects Maths group and Bio Group. The PG courses offered are Masters of Science in the specializations Zoology, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. The PG Diploma courses offered are Bioinformatics and Chemo-Informatics.

Ques. Where are the regional centres of MPBOU located?

Last updated on April 20th, 2021

Ans. The regional centres of MPBOU are located in Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Rewa, Satna, Sagar, Chhindwara, Hoshangabad, Barwani and Ujjain. The candidates can submit their applications for admission in the regional centres of MPBOU as part of the offline mode of admission.

Ques: How do we reach the MPBOU?

Last updated on April 20th, 2021

Ans. MPBOU is situated in the capital Bhopal of Madhya Pradesh. The MPBOU Campus is connected well from the railway station, airport and bus stand. The location of the university is Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University, Kolar road (Raja Bhoj Marg), Damkheda, Chunabhatti, Bhopal

Ques. What is the eligibility criteria, fees and duration of Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Therapeutic Nutrition (PGDDTN) in MPBOU?

Last updated on April 20th, 2021

Ans. The eligibility criteria of Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Therapeutic Nutrition (PGDDTN) is that the candidate should be a Graduate in Home Science /Biology Sciences/ Health Science. The annual fee of the course PGDDTN is INR 16,800 and the duration of the course is minimum 1 year and maximum of 3 years.

Ques What does the minimum and maximum duration of the courses signify in MPBOU?

Last updated on April 20th, 2021

Ans. The minimum duration of the course is the minimum amount of time required to complete the course and the maximum duration of the course signifies the maximum time the MPBOU university is granting the candidate to finish a particular course.