September 21, 2023

Planning and Development

Planning and Development

 About the Division

  • The planning and Development Division of Bangladesh Open University has been working since it’s establishment in the year 1992 in order to promote the University towards a center of excellence in ODL (Open and Distance Learning) education.
  • To widen access for the learners through expanding infrastructure, this division acquired land of 12 RCs at district levels and also acquired the land of BOU main campus.
  • To widen access for the learners through expanding infrastructure, this division acquired land of 47 SRCs at district levels and upazilla levels.
  • For the stable environment of education and to optimize the utilization of resources for the ODLS (Open and Distance Learning System) this division prepared ICT-based Technical Assistant Project Proposal (TAPP).
  • Through the implementation of KOICA aided ICT and Web-based Learning System Project, access of learners will be increased and quality of education will be improved through IVCR (Interactive Virtual Class Room Facility) initially at three locations i.e Dhaka and Mymensingh Region including BOU main campus at Gazipur.


  • To make the university as a Center of Excellence in education through effective Planning, Monitoring, Survey Research and Evaluation of ongoing academic and extension services of open and distance activities throughout the country.


  • Preparation of Development Project Proposal (DPP), Preliminary Development Project Proposal (PDPP), Technical Assistant Project Proposal (TAPP) and correspond to University Grants Commission (UGC), External Resource Division (ERP) & Donor Agencies etc.
  • To take initiative to execute of the approved projects of BOU and to prepare Project Completion Reports (PCR) and Revised Project Completion Reports (RPCR) of BOU.
  • To take necessary steps for land acquisition with a view to BOU’s own buildings construction at district and Upazila levels.
  • Monitoring the academic programs of BOU for effective implementation and for enhancing the quality of the academic programs, remedial measures should be suggested to the authority to overcome the limitations.
  • Conducting research and survey program to identify the field-level constraints of different academic programs and to make appropriate suggestions and recommendations to the University Authority for taking effective measures.


  • Implementation of KOICA aided ICT Project: Establishment of ICT and Web-based Learning System in Bangladesh Open University (2012-2013)
  • Land acquisition for BOU’s main campus, 12 Regional Centers (RCs) and 47 Sub- Regional Centers (SRCs) at district and upazilla levels.
  • Construction of buildings at Regional Centers (RCs) and Sub- Regional Centers (SRCs) at district and upazilla levels through implementation of different projects.

Future Plan

  • Establishment and implementation of Office Automation Project at Bangladesh Open University.
  • Land acquisition for 32 (Thirty two) Sub- Regional Centers (SRCs) at district and upazila levels( like: Narayanganj, Laxmipur, Srinagar, Lalmonirhat, Noakhali, Rajbari, Narsingdi, Kishoregonj, Meherpur, Gazipur, Madaripur, Jhalakathi, Netrokona, Fulpur, Keshobpur, Bianibazar, Hatia, Taknaf, Sondhip, Mongla, Rupsha, Potnitola, Kulaura, Ujirpur, Bakerganj, Veramara, Dherai, Jointapur, Sorishabari, Kendua, Nagorpur and Kolapara).
  • Conduct research in order to improve the quality of education in BOU.

Officer’s List

NameDesignationPhone/ E-mail
S N H M Shakhawat Hossain 

Director (In-Charge)9291155, 09666730730 Ex.726
Section: Planning
Md. Harunur Rashid Deputy Director
09666730730 Ex.728
Md. Mamun Miah
Assistant Director09666730730 Ex.813
Section: Monitoring
MS Mamtaz BegumDeputy Director
09666730730 Ex.729
Section: Survey, Research and Evaluation
Mohammad Shakir Uddin SiddiqueAssistant Director
(Research & Evaluation) 
09666730730 Ex.991

Contact Address

S N H M Shakhawat Hossain
Director (In-Charge)
Contact No: 8802-9291155
E-mail address:
Board Bazar, Gazipur, 1705. Bangladesh.