Sreenarayanaguru Open University


Approved By: UGC    Type: Government

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Sreenarayanaguru Open University Overview

The Government of Kerala established Sreenarayanaguru Open University to impart higher education through distance learning and online mode, as well as for skill development by deviating from the state’s existing educational system and utilising modern technological methods in all areas of knowledge at varied levels.

This University, based in Kollam is named after the great social reformer Sreenarayanaguru.

Ordinance No. 25 of 2020, promulgated by the Governor of Kerala on September 23, 2020, established and incorporated the University. Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala’s Hon’ble Chief Minister, dedicated the university to the nation. The Governor of Kerala shall be the Chancellor of the University. The Pro-Chancellor of the University shall be the Minister in Charge of Higher Education in the State. The University’s First Vice-Chancellor is Dr. P. M. Mubarak Pasha.

Dr. S. V. Sudheer is the University’s First Pro-Vice Chancellor, and Dr. P. N. Dileep is the University’s First Registrar. It is Kerala’s first and country’s fifteenth open university.

The University is made up of Regional Centres, Program Centers, and Study Centers, and it spans the entire state of Kerala.


The Sreenarayanaguru Open University is firmly committed to providing high-quality education as a means of fostering a healthy, inclusive educational culture. The University is devoted to investigating the possibilities of blended teaching techniques across all disciplines. As a result, the University has established its own pedagogical grammar in accordance with the general framework of the UGC and DEB. All of the University’s planned programmes are formatted using the most recent ODL models. It explains why the production of material for various academic programmes is accorded such high priority.


Sreenarayanaguru Open University Program and Specialization

The specifics of the below-mentioned programmes will be made public as soon as the University gets clearance.

UG Courses: The University has suggested 20 UG programmes in 19 areas that meet the academic criteria. The University intends to provide the programmes with the consent of the University Grants Commission’s Distance Education Bureau.

PG Courses: The University has suggested 10 postgraduate programmes in several areas, all of which meet the academic criteria. The University intends to provide the programmes with the consent of the University Grants Commission’s Distance Education Bureau.

Diplomas: The University has established an agreement with Factories and Boilers, a state government project, to create and deliver a distance-learning undergraduate diploma programme in safety management. The preparations are already underway.

Certifications: The institution intends to launch certificate programmes in a variety of fields with high employability. In collaboration with the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) and the Digital Institution Kerala, the university has already established a six-month certificate programme on Local Self Government. The specifics of the various programmes will be disclosed in due time.

Sreenarayanaguru Open University have the below-mentioned Schools of Study:

  • School of Sciences
  • School of Law, Business Studies and Development Studies
  • School of Languages
  • School of Communications and Information Sciences
  • School of Vocational Education and Training
  • School of Interdisciplinary, Multi-disciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Admission Procedure Sreenarayanaguru Open University

The application forms will be on the University’s official website

Eligibility Criteria of Sreenarayanaguru Open University



UG Courses

10+2 or similar from an acknowledged board in relevant field

PG Courses

Graduation degree from an acknowledged university

Sreenarayanaguru Open University FAQS

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