Open University

Type: School / College / University
Contributed By: Nayeem
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Brief

The need for an open university in Bangladesh was felt long ago. The history of distance education in Bangladesh dates back to 1956, when the Education Directorate was assigned with the responsibility for distribution of 200 radio receivers to educational institutions. This led to the creation of an Audio-Visual Cell, which was upgraded to Audio-Visual Education Centre in 1962. No further progress in distance education was made till 1971.

After Independence, Bangladesh faced the challenge of meeting the educational needs of mass people. To meet this challenge the necessity for a new mode of education was widely felt. As a sequel to that feeling, the School Broadcasting Pilot Project was launched in 1978. The project was transformed into National Institute of Educational Media and Technology (NIEMT) in 1983. NIEMT was later replaced by the Bangladesh Institute of Distance Education (BIDE) in 1985. Apart from producing audio-visual materials, BIDE offered the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) program in distance mode. The success of BIDE encouraged policymakers to take up a major plan for establishing an open university. The plan became a reality in October 1992 when the Bangladesh Open University Act 1992 was passed in the Parliament.


How to go

How To Reach: Gazipur District

Dhaka-Tongi diversion road has connected Gazipur with Dhaka , and also Tongi – Kaligonj diversion road. There are 7 railway stations in the Gazipur district. They are: Rajendrapur, Sripur, Dhirasrom, Joydevpur, Tongi, satkhamair and Pubail.

Gazipur Town is connected through the City Bus. Pubail has city service Mohakhali to Narshingdi; called PPL(Pubail Paribahan Ltd.). And Dhaka to Kaligonj; this name is KTL, Adshy and other bus.

Ajmeree—Nondon Park – Sadarghat

Provati-Bonoshri:
1. Gulistan-Kaliakoir
2. Gulistan-Kapashia
3. Gulistan-Shripur,
4. Gulistan-Trimohony

Salsabil—Jatrabari-Konabari
Rahbar—Loharpool-Mouchak
Anabil—Jatrabari-Chourasta
Trans Silva—Jatrabari-Gazipur
Gazipur Paribahan ltd.–Dhaka-Gazipur
Dhaka Paribahan ltd.–Motijhiil-Gazipur
VIP 27.– Chowrasta -Azimpur
Balaka Paribahan.–Shibbari Bazar -Sodrorghat

There are available buses 24 hours a day. It is easy to go Gazipur from Dhaka.
Anik Bus & Winner bus
From Azimpur to Tongi, Hossain Market

Train is also available from Komlapur railway station dhaka to Gazipur. Gazipur is an industrial area of Bangladesh. There are 7 railway stations in the Gazipur district. From Mohakhali any bus to go Gazipur bus stand (you can use CNG or Taxi also).

Where to Stay

The hotel management is very good here. You can get different types of hotels here. If you want less priced hotel then you will get it & if you want good hotels then there is also no problem. Some of the hotels name is included here-

1. Happy Day Inn, Cell#01191004801-4
2. Nokkhottrobari Resort, Cell#5752573
3. Pushpadum Resort, Cell#0175002777
4. Rangamati Waterfront, Cell#01712817770 / 01811414074

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