About Bangladesh Open University
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 the 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