Gujarat is one of the most developed states with rich cultural and entrepreneur heritage. With its progressive out look and its social reformation it has provided leadership not to India but also to entire humanity. It is one of the first states to implement the new pattern of education and three-language formula. It has a well organised network of institutions and organizations including a large number of NGOs working in the field of education and development. These traditions inspired the establishment of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University (BAOU) in the State in the year 1994.
The development and acceptance of "Distance Education" both in the developed and developing countries is growing fast. The reason behind such an acceptance is its flexible approach and user friendly technique of education that can provide a viable alternative for everyone who needs to pursue education further to expand his horizons of knowledge, to sharpen his existing knowledge, to upgrade his knowledge, skill and training and thereby, making learning a fulfilling experience.