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 31/12/2019 in 2019-2020 Session

 

Schools Name of the Program Year/ Semester Total Enrollment
Male Female Total
Open School SSC (Humanities) 1st (2019) 19864 12980 32844
2nd  13356 9986 23342
SSC (Science)  1st (2019) 300 166 466
2nd   233 105 338
SSC (Business Education)  1st (2019)  1876 972 2848
2nd   1324 765 2089
 SSC Niche-1 1st  163 0 163
 2nd  222 0 222
HSC (Humanities) 1st (2019) 29371 20149 49520
2nd 23498 17755 41253
 HSC (Science) 1st (2019)  527 209 736
 2nd 165 85 250
HSC (Business Education)   1st (2019) 2149 1101 3250
 2nd 1535 1034 2569 
HSC
Niche-1
1st 7696 49 7745
2nd 6476 36 6512
BBS 1st 1451 669 2120
2nd 629 316 945
3rd 862 435 1297
MBA (Bangla) 1st 481 124 605
       
School of Social Science Humanities and Languages BA/BSS 1st 40569 27499 68068
2nd 33900 23801 57701
3rd 20474 14812 35286
4th 20447 14830 35277
5th 31723 24256 55979
6th 31623 24126 55749
Bangla (Honors) 1st 41 27 68
2nd 22 24 46
3rd 23 07 30
4th 22 02 24
5th 19 02 24
 6th 18 15 33
7th  13 13 26
8th   15 10 25
History (Honors) 1st 57 10 67
2nd 26 06 32
3rd 21 01 22
4th 14 01 15
5th 06 07 13
6th 06 07 13
7th 12 06 18
8th 12 07 19
Islamic Studies (Honors) 1st 51 17 68
2nd 27 11 38
3rd 26 07 33
4th 25 04 29
5th 22 17 39
6th 20 16 36
7th 27 13 40
8th 25 12 37
Philosophy (Honors) 1st 42 21 63
2nd 23 14 37
3rd 20 10 30
4th 13 07 20
5th 11 08 19
6th 10 08 18
7th 10 16 26
8th 09 17 26
Political Science (Honors) 1st 61 12 73
2nd 41 11 52
3rd 28 05 33
4th 26 05 31
5th 22 10 32
6th 23 09 32
7th 18 06 28
8th 20 03 23
Sociology (Honors) 1st 49 15 64
2nd 23 12 35
3rd 21 04 25
4th 18 06 25
5th 20 13 33
6th 18 13 33
7th 11 04 15
8th 09 04 13
Law (Honors) 1st 117 12 129
2nd 77 10 87
3rd 76 16 92
4th 73 09 82
5th  89 12 101
6th 87 11 98
7th 73 14 87
8th 72 12 84
Political Science (MA) 1st part-1st 40 44 84
1st part-2nd 28 26 54
2nd part-1st 03 04 07
2nd part-2nd  05 02 07
Sociology (MA) 1st part-1st 74 57 131
1st part-2nd 46 50 96
2nd part-1st 16 11 27
2nd part-2nd  16 09 25
History (MA) 1st part-1st 55 37 92
1st part-2nd 28 28 56
2nd part-1st  0 1 1
 2nd part-2nd 0 0 0
Philosophy (MA) 1st part-1st 36 35 71
1st part-2nd 24 23 47
2nd part-1st  05 02 07
2nd part-2nd  10 10 20
Islamic Studies (MA) 1st part-1st 61 29 90
1st part-2nd 49 23 72
2nd part-1st  49 18 67
2nd part-2nd  35 24 59
LAW (MA) 4th 2 0 2
CELP Jan-June, 19 0 0 00
July-Dec, 19 0 0 0
CALP Jan-June, 19 00 0 00
July-Dec, 18 101 01 102
China Language Jan-June, 19 14 01 15
July-Dec, 19 09 01 10
School of Education M. Ed 1st 1518 644 2162
2nd 1136 394 1530
3rd 1370 481 1851
B. Ed 1st 3186 1746 4932
2nd 2312 1380 3692
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 22 01 23
2nd 61 04 65 
3rd  11 13 24 
MBA 1st  199 34 233 
2nd  113 23 136 
3rd  104 25 129 
4th  91 24 115 
MBA(Evening) Spring 19 1st 39 05 44 
2nd  19 06 25 
3rd  32 04 36 
4th  38 08 46 
5th  42 11 53 
 6th 35 10 45 
MBA (Evening) Summer 19 1st 32 09 41 
2nd  35 05 40 
3rd  0 0
4th  44 08 52 
5th  37 11 48 
6th  41 07 48 
MBA (Evening) Fall 19 1st  29 06 35 
2nd  31 07 38 
3rd  43 06 49 
4th  0 0
5th  41 09 50 
6th  35 08 43 
CEMBA/CEMPA 1st  119 12 131 
2nd  80 10 90 
3rd  65 07 72 
4th  65 05 70 
BBA 1st  569 198 767 
2nd  354 114 468 
3rd  301 109 410 
4th  271 92 363 
5th  226 80 306 
6th  183 64 247 
7th  161 74 235 
8th  156 94 250 
 MPhil  1st 06 0 06 
School of Agriculture and Rural Development B.Ag.Ed 1st 941 265 1206 
2nd  984 300 1284 
3rd  745 204 949 
4th  505 140 645 
5th  957 247 1204 
6th  805 217 1022 
DYDW  1st  29 06 35 
2nd  02 00 02 
3rd   43 09 52 
CLP Jan-June,19 242 05 247 
July-Dec,19  282 05 287 
CPFP Jan-June,19 91 11 102 
July-Dec,19  69 10 79 
MS in Agronomy  1st  04 0 04 
2nd 03 0 03
3rd 01 0 01
 MS in Entomology 1st 01 0 01
 2nd 02 0 02 
3rd 02 0 02
MS in IWM   1st  03 0 03
2nd 01 0 01
3rd 01 0 01
MS in Aquaculture  1st 03 0 03
2nd 04 02 06
3rd   04 02 06 
MSARL 1st 94 08 102
School of Science and Technology DCSA 1st 496 78 574
2nd 123 20 143
3rd 276 40 316
B. Sc (Honors) in Computer Science 1st year-1st 111 20 131
1st year-2nd 65 19 84
2nd year-1st 54 06 60
2nd year-2nd 51 20 71
3rd year-1st 46 17 63
3rd year-2nd 47 07 54
4th year-1st 14 01 15
4th year-2nd 20 01 21
MDMR 1st year-1st 25 15 40
1st year-2nd 23 16 39
2nd year-1st 32 07 39
2nd year-2nd 30 08 38
PGDMU  1st year-1st  05 14 19
1st year-2nd  04 13 17
MPH  1st year-1st  172 138 310
1st year-2nd 126 70 196
2nd year-1st  91 56 147
Total Students Enrollment = 314467 205146 519613

 

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.