Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University / Kota Open University

Updated on: Feb 15, 2015

Vardhman Mahaveer Open University (VMOU) was formerly called the Kota Open University began the the year 1987.  The University aims to offer excellence in academics and management while working with several distance learning resources. The university headquarters is located at Kota and its jurisdiction covers the whole state of Rajasthan. Admissions are conducted twice in a year (January and July).


  • Botany
  • English
  • Education
  • Political Science
  • Management
  • History
  • Economics
  • Library & Information Science
  • Computer Science
  • Commerce
  • Law
  • Hindi

VMOU has 6 Regional Centres in Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur. It also has 65 study centres in the state for student support services. The study centres operating in the state are of the following types:

  1. Regular Study Centres.
  2. Programme Specific Study Centres. E.g. B.Ed.
  3. Clientele specific Study Centres. E.g. for women and army.
  4. Satellite Study Centres for rural and army areas.

Courses offered

The Vardhman Mahaveer Open University (VMOU) provides graduate, post graduate, and Ph.D. courses. The system of assessment is based on a 5 point system of grading. General and inter-disciplinary research services can be found in some of the courses.

The following are the regular courses offered by various departments in Kota Open University:

Bachelor Courses

  • Preparatory courses: BA & B.Com
  • BA (Pass course)
  • B.Com (Pass course)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Master Degree Courses

  • M. A.:  Economics, Education, Gandhi & Peace Studies, Hindi, Political Science, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Geography, English, History, Public Administration and Sociology.
  • M. Sc: Mathematics, Geography
  • Master Computer Science (MSc.CS)
  • Master of Commerce (MCOM)
  • Master of Journalism (Mass Communication) MJ (MC )
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)

Management Courses

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • PGD in Financial Management (PGDFM)
  • PGD in Human Resources Management (PGDHM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

PhD Courses

  • Commerce     
  • Economics     
  • Education     
  • History     
  • Library Science     
  • Management     
  • Political Science

MPhil Courses

  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Library and Information Science
  • Political Science
  • Sanskrit

PG Diploma Courses

  • Computer Accounting and Audit
  • Computer Application
  • Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Gandhian Non-Violent Conflict Resolution
  • Labour Laws, Industrial Relations and Personnel Management
  • Tourism and Hotel Management
  • Water Resource Management

Certificate Courses

  • AIDS and Family Education
  • Apabhransha Language
  • Application Software and Web Designing
  • Awareness of Gandhian Method
  • Computer Accounting
  • Computer Networking and Internet
  • Computing
  • Culture and Tourism
  • Disaster Management
  • Distance Education
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Functional English
  • Functional Rajasthani
  • Legal Awareness for Women
  • Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Mate
  • Obstetrics Assistance
  • Osteopathy
  • Panchayati Raj Project
  • Prakrit Language
  • Programming in C++ and Java
  • Rajasthani Language and Culture
  • Salesmanship and Marketing
  • Tourist Guidance
  • VB and Dot net
  • Computer Awareness and Training Programme for Beginners

Diploma Courses

  • Accounting Management
  • Computer Accounting
  • Computer in Office Management
  • Culture and Tourism
  • Library and Information Science
  • Nutrition and Health Education
  • Poultry Management
  • Social Problems of Rajasthan
  • Tourism Management
  • Watershed Management

Contact Details

Website: www.vmoukota.in

Tel: 91-744-2402189
Fax: 744 - 421769
E-mail: root@kou.raj.nic.in

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