The concept of modular approach enables a learner to have multiple entry points and multiple exit points. In Uttarakhand Open University in many programmes of study, multiple entry points have been enabled. The following programmes have the provisions for multiple entry:
- MA Yoga
- M.A. (Journalism and Mass Communication)etc.
- Others (In all the other programmes also lateral entry is permitted in the cases of transfer from other institutions, subject to matching of syllabus).
A learner who has completed PGDCA is allowed admission in the second year of MCA programme and a learner who has completed Diploma in Yoga is permitted to take admission in the second year of MA Yoga. Similarly the learners who have done the Diploma in Hotel Management are allowed admission in Master of Hotel Management and those who have done their Diploma in Journalism are given admission in the second year of MA (Journalism and Mass Communication).
Earlier, even in the Departmentof Management Studies perfect modular approach was being followed since a learner with the required eligibility could get entry in the second year of MBA programme and similarly a learner who left the programme after completing only one year was being awarded a Diploma, titled ‘Diploma in Management’. Further, a learner who preferred to complete only the second year of MBA programmecould obtain a Post graduate Diploma in Marketing or Finance or HRM. However, later as per instructions of AICTE, it had to be discontinued and at present there are no multiple exit points in this programme.
Thus, in Uttarakhand Open University, at themoment, modular approach is being followed in a partial manner only.