Open Universities in India
Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University UPRTOU


As per gazette notification No. 2000(2)/XVII-1-2(KA)24-1998 dated November 2, 1998 published in extra-ordinary gazette of U.P. ordinance NO. 18 of 1998 promulgated by the Governor in the forty ninth year of the Republic of India for introduction and promotion of distance education system and for matters connected therewith or incidental there to. 

      The aforesaid ordinance No. 18 of 1998 was repealed after the enactment of U. P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University 1999 (U. P. Act No. 10 of 1999) as passed by the Uttar Pradesh Legislature and assented to by the Governor on March 24, 1999 in the fiftieth Year of the Republic of India.          

      His excellency the Governor of U. P. and the Chancellor of the University inaugurated the first academic session of the university on the 8th day of June 1999 thus the university started its academic functioning from July 1999, although the University began its working on the 27th January , 1999-the date when Prof. Nitish Kumar Sanyal took over as the first Vice-Chancellor of the university . Mr.K.B. Lal was appointed the first registrar of the University on March 1, 1999.