Barkatullah University is an Indian university in Bhopal, named after the great freedom fighter, Prof. Barkatullah, who was born there. It is the main university of the capital city and provides degrees to most of the non-technical colleges in and around Bhopal. Funded by state government, the university has a residential campus and serves as affiliating university for colleges of seven other districts. The university affiliates the colleges of Bhopal district and other neighbouring districts like Sehore, Vidisha, Raisen, Betul, Hoshangabad, Harda and Rajgarh. Barkatullah University has been accredited as a B category university by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University (MPBOU) was established in 1991 under an act by the State Legislature. The University named after the renowned Raja Bhoj is the second largest open university in India.The objectives are common with those of any other open university. It is the aim of this university to spread and promote higher education among the underprivileged, and among those to whom conventional education has not reached. Education is imparted through the open and distance learning (ODL) mode.
Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal was found by Act 1990 of the Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh. It is not an Open University offering Distance Education. It does not offer education by correspondence. The University directs at growing excellent professionals with social message. To encourage holistic growth of the personality of the students, to offer a papers to nurture and present artistic, literary and sports experts and to formulate a feeling of fraternity and camaraderie between the students of the University, inter-Study Institutes, inter-Zonal and National level cultural and sports deals are organized.
Rajiv Gandhi Technical University (RGTU), also known as University of Technology of Madhya Pradesh, is an Indian multi-campus affiliating university in Madhya Pradesh. It has campuses and affiliated colleges in Bhopal, Sagar, Indore, Jabalpur, and Gwalior etc.
The university was established as a common university for all the technical institutes, mainly including engineering and pharmacy colleges in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The university was named after the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi. All the colleges of Engineering, Pharmacy, Science and Technology as well as the Polytechnics affiliated to various Universities and Boards of Technical Education are affiliated to the newly set up University of Technology.