Pandit Sundarlal Sharma (Open) University (PSSOU), Chhattisgarh, Bilaspur, was established on 20th January 2005. It is named after Pandit Sundarlal Sharma. The academy of this university aims at educating more and more people of rural socially economically backwards and to those who have craving for education but can’t manage to go far in distant big cities. The university also offers special distance learning programs for Handicaps thus the working of this university is different from that in the conventional universities. The Open University system is more learner-oriented, and the student has to be an active participant in the teaching-learning process. Most of the instructions are imparted through distance education rather than face-to-face communication. The university tries to follow a multi-channel approach for instruction with the help of Print Media, Audio-Visual Material, Counselling Sessions and Web Based Support.
The university is structured into 6 major academic sections:
* Faculty of Arts
* Faculty of Science & Technology
* Faculty of Social Science
* Faculty of Commerce
* Faculty of Education
* Faculty of Management Studies
Pandit Sundarlal Sharma Open University (PSSOU), Bilaspur has 15 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Pandit Sundarlal Sharma Open University (PSSOU), Bilaspur