The Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University called BAOU was ascertained by Act No.14 of 1994 passed by the Gujarat State Legislature and acquiesce to by the Governor of Gujarat on 27th July of 1994. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University is the 7th Open University in the country in terms of their establishment. The University proposes 72 programs with an enrolment of more than 1,00,000 students.
The headquarters of the university is situated in Ahmedabad. The University has a time-honored by Regional Centre on the campus of South Gujarat University at Rajkot and has commenced the process of another establishing Regional center on the campus of North Gujarat University at Patan. The University has more than 507 study learning centers. BAOU jurisdiction has over the whole state of Gujarat. It is open to all persons irrespective of castes, classes, creed, religion or sex.