Pandit Sundarlal Sharma (Open) University

Pandit Sundarlal Sharma (Open) University (PSSOU) is a state university located in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India. It is a state open university offering distance education.

Pandit Sundarlal Sharma (Open) University
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TypePublic, Open
ChancellorGovernor of Chhattisgarh
Vice-ChancellorB. G. Singh
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AffiliationsUGC, DEC


Sundarlal Sharma on a 1990 stamp of India
Vice Chancellors
  • T. D. Sharma, 2 March 2005 – 22 January 2010
  • A. R. Chandraker, 23 January 2010 – 2 February 2015
  • B. G. Singh, 3 February 2015 to Present

PSSOU was established in 20 January 2005 and was named after Sundarlal Sharma (1881–1940), a freedom and social justice fighter of the Chhattisgarh region.

Faculties and centresEdit

The university is structured into the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts ( Department of English, Hindi, Library Science )
  • Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Social Science(Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Social Work etc. )
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Computer Science (DCA, PGDCA, and BCA)
  • Faculty of Yoga, Jyotish and Vastu

Regional centres were established at Bilaspur, Korba, Raipur, Ambikapur, Durg, Jashpur and Jagdalpur.

The department of computer science and application in year 2006–08 manage one consultancy project under CLASS/CLIP project (Collaborative project of Department of Education Government of CG and Pandit Sundarlal Sharma Open University, where very nominal fees of rs. 200 across the state of Chhattisgarh.


The university is administrated by an Executive Council, Academic Council, Planning Board, Departments, Board of Studies and the Finance Committee. The present Vice Chancellor is B.G. Singh.

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