Bangladesh Open University offers  2 (two) types of programs  Formal and  Non-formal, through 6 (six) different schools. BOU already has launched 43 formal and 19 Non -formal programs:

Formal programs consist of four levels – Certificate, Diploma, Degree, and Masters. Interested people enrolled for the formal programs collect books written especially for them from Regional Centers (RC), Sub Regional Centers (SRC) and Study Centers. Audio cassettes are also sent out. BOU prepares audio-visual materials and we have been able to arrange for 25 minutes radio broadcast every day and 20-25 minutes television broadcasts five days a week. Each year for every formal program BOU conducts two examinations, one each semester.

BOU's Non-formal Programs: In the case of non-formal programs BOU doesn't conduct any examination. As a rest majority of the people of this country cannot read or write, objectives in the case of non-formal programs are to let people be conversant with modern and sustainable techniques in agriculture, poultry farming, health and nutrition, environment protection, etc. in a way which is comprehensible to them.

Program wise total student’s enrollment on 31/12/2018 in 2017-2018 Session (SSC & HSC 2018-2019 session)

 

Schools Name of the Program Year/ Semester Total Enrollment
Male Female Total
Open School SSC (Humanities) 1st (2018) 21317 14006 35323
2nd  14771 10626 25397
SSC (Science)  1st (2018) 320 147 467
2nd   159 99 258
SSC (Business Education)  1st (2018)  2457 1264 3721
2nd   1499 883 2382
 SSC Niche-1 1st  223 0 223
 2nd  219  0 219
HSC (Humanities) 1st (2018) 29229 22007 51236
2nd 31357 27887 59244
 HSC (Science) 1st (2018)  416 164 580
 2nd 321 148 469
HSC (Business Education)   1st (2018) 2075 1291 3366
 2nd  1829 1045 2874 
HSC
Niche-1
1st 6832 88 6920
2nd 6304 48 6352
BBS 1st 1083 350 1433
2nd 1011 477 1488
3rd 793 329 1122
School of Social Science Humanities and Languages BA/BSS 1st 31063 20711 51774
2nd 26007 18274 44281
3rd 34161 26571 60732
4th 33972 26520 60492
5th 22222 17408 39630
6th 22240 17459 39699
Bangla (Honors) 1st 40 16 56
2nd 25 10 35
3rd 28 16 44
4th 20 10 30
5th 14 17 31
 6th 16 08 24
7th  13 11 24
8th   13 9 22
History (Honors) 1st 47 05 52
2nd 20 03 23
3rd 19 12 31
4th 14 04 18
5th 14 06 20
6th 13 04 17
7th 08 07 15
8th 10 05 15
Islamic Studies (Honors) 1st 44 09 63
2nd 34 07 41
3rd 27 17 44
4th 20 15 35
5th 32 12 44
6th 30 12 42
7th 24 06 30
8th 26 04 30
Philosophy (Honors) 1st 44 13 57
2nd 25 15 40
3rd 20 11 31
4th 16 05 21
5th 14 17 31
6th 14 14 28
7th 13 02 15
8th 13 02 15
Political Science (Honors) 1st 56 09 65
2nd 33 07 40
3rd 29 12 41
4th 20 08 28
5th 18 08 26
6th 18 03 21
7th 14 07 21
8th 13 05 18
Sociology (Honors) 1st 44 11 55
2nd 18 10 28
3rd 25 20 45
4th 20 15 35
5th 16 05 21
6th 10 05 15
7th 17 05 22
8th 14 05 19
Law (Honors) 1st 120 20 140
2nd 80 10 90
3rd 106 09 115
4th 70 08 78
5th  94 12 106
6th 60 08 68
7th 49 06 55
8th 35 05 40
Political Science (MA) 1st part-1st 58 32 90
1st part-2nd 41 26 67
2nd part-1st 41 17 58
2nd part-2nd  23 12 35
Sociology (MA) 1st part-1st 61 35 96
1st part-2nd 54 31 85
2nd part-1st 16 13 29
2nd part-2nd  13 12 25 
History (MA) 1st part-1st 31 13 44
1st part-2nd 29 05 34
2nd part-1st  09 02 11 
 2nd part-2nd 05 01 06 
Philosophy (MA) 1st part-1st 10 04 14
1st part-2nd 08 02 10
2nd part-1st  07 08 15 
2nd part-2nd  06 07 13 
Islamic Studies (MA) 1st part-1st 36 17 53
1st part-2nd 27 16 43
2nd part-1st   07 09 16 
2nd part-2nd  05 05 10 
LLB (Evening) 4th 76 16 92
CELP Jan-June, 18 0 0 00
July-Dec, 18 0 0 0
CALP Jan-June, 18 22 0 22
July-Dec, 18 12 02 14
China Language Jan-June, 18 32 05 37
July-Dec, 18 27 05 32
School of Education M. Ed 1st 1463 439 1902
2nd 1478 443 1921
3rd 1176 473 1649
B. Ed 1st 3456 2017 5473
2nd 2861 1738 4599
C. Ed 1st 0 0
2nd 0 0
3rd 0 0
MPhil   1st 10  04 14 
Ph.D.   1st 03  01 04 
School of Business PGDM/CIM 1st 41 02 43
2nd 48 12 60
3rd 38 07 45
MBA 1st  148  32 216
2nd 115 28 143
3rd 143 22 163
4th 111 23 134
MBA(Evening) Spring 18 1st 34 03 37
2nd 20 05 25
3rd 45 07 52
4th 55 17 72
5th 46 05 51
 6th  32 01   33
MBA (Evening) Summer 18 1st 35 08 43
2nd 28 03 31
3rd 19 03 22
4th 51 11 62
5th 50 17 67
6th 45 05 50
MBA (Evening) Fall 18 1st 20 03 23
2nd 32 06 38
3rd 26 03 29
4th 36 09 45
5th 42 09 51
6th 16 08 24
CEMBA/CEMPA 1st 56  05 61
2nd 101 04 105
3rd  70 04 74
4th  88 10 98
BBA 1st 503 159 662 
2nd 366 123 489
3rd  303 112 415
4th  226 71 297
5th 208 70 278
6th 190 101 291 
7th 166 103 269
8th  151 81 232
 MPhil  1st  06 00 06 
School of Agriculture and Rural Development B.Ag.Ed 1st 1142 273 1415
2nd 706 179 885
3rd 1054 254 1306
4th 887 228 1115
5th 934 248 1182
6th 990 247 1237
DYDW  1st (181) 15 04 19
2nd (182) 29 03 32
3rd  00 00 00
CLP Jan-June,18 185 03 188
July-Dec,18 171 02 173
CPFP Jan-June,18 84 06 90
July-Dec,18 67 06 73
MS in Agronomy     03 01 04 
 MS in Entomology    02 0 02 
MS in IWM     02 0 02 
MS in Aquaculture     04 02 06 
School of Science and Technology DCSA 1st 679 99 778
2nd 311 44 355
3rd 238 22 260
B. Sc (Honors) in Computer Science 1st year-1st 129 08 137
1st year-2nd 66 05 71
2nd year-1st 61 18 79
2nd year-2nd 53 08 61
3rd year-1st 18 01 19
3rd year-2nd 16 01 17
4th year-1st 22 01 23
4th year-2nd 17 01 18
MDMR 1st year-1st 32 09 41
1st year-2nd  31 09  40 
PGDMU  1st year-1st   04 15 19 
1st year-2nd   0 0 00 
MPH  1st year-1st   133 76 209 
1st year-2nd   0 0 00 
Total Students Enrollment = 316689 216926 533615

 

The objective of the non-formal programs is to create awareness and impart knowledge about health, environment, disaster management,   basic science, agriculture, food, nutrition and other branches of knowledge for human development.

The target groups of these programs are people from all walks of life, particularly those who intend to add further to their professional knowledge and skill without attending any institution or training center. These programs are broadcast at fixed times through the National Television and Radio network.

So far BOU has produced 19 non-formal programs on environment, basic science, elementary mathematics, agriculture (which include irrigation, water management, horticulture, animal nutrition, pest management, use of aquatic weeds and preparation and preservation of food), bank services and marketing management, health, nutrition, population and gender issues.