|Established||31 October 2005|
|Chancellor||Baby Rani Maurya|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Om Prakash Singh Negi|
|Affiliations||DEB, UGC AIU|
The university was established by an Act of Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly on 31 October 2005. UOU is recognized by Distance Education Bureau, University Grants Commission and listed in Association of Indian Universities
University offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It also offers Phd Degrees but on a full-time basis as directed by UGC.
Hello Haldwani is the Hindi language community radio station of the Uttarakhand Open University, accompanied by its website, which serves as an information portal and provides online access to radio broadcasts. The radio service is broadcast from Uttarakhand open university in haldwani. The target audience are communities of Uttarakhand. The station began transmission on 2 November 2012. It airs its programs in FM 91.2 MHz.