About JSOU

✦ Jharkhand State Open University:

Jharkhand State Open University (JSOU) has been established by Jharkhand State Open University Act, 2021, dated: 23.11.2021 duly passed by Jharkhand Assembly vide which Jharkhand State Open University (JSOU) was setup.This newly created State Open University has been mandated to offer Certificate/Diploma/Degree/U.G/P.G/Ph.D among 16 Schools in the distance mode in the jurisdiction of all across state of Jharkhand. JSOU mission to meet the ever going demand for higher education from adult learners of the state and to provide access to higher education to the large segments of the population and in particular the disadvantaged groups, such as, those living in remote and rural and tribal areas including working people.

The Jharkhand State Open University have jurisdiction over the whole of the State of Jharkhand. The University shall focus on education, research and training by diversity on means of distance and continuing education including the use of new educational technology available to common man at affordable cost. All Norms and Regulations prescribed by statutory bodies like UGC, AICTE, NCTE, NCI, BCI, DEB, and MCI etc. shall be strictly followed in offering academic program by the Jharkhand State Open University.

The Governor of Jharkhand is the Chancellor of the University. By virtue of his office, Chancellor is the head of the State Open University.  

The headquarters of the University shall be located at Ranchi. To fulfill its mandate the Open University shall establish Regional Centers and Study Centers in different parts of the State using the existing infrastructure of Government/Constituent/Affilitated Colleges and other institution.  

✦ Vision

• To play a positive role in the development of the State through education, research, training and capacity building 

• To give emphasis on skill based vocational add-on courses for promoting employment opportunities

• To ensure access and equity in higher education

✦ Mission

• To increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education in Jharkhand.

• To create a state-wide network of Study Centers to reach out to all parts of the state and all segments of the society

• To create University-Industry interface

• To promote inclusiveness in higher education and establish University-community linkages.

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