The Open University of Mauritius (OU) was established on 12 July 2012 under the Open University of Mauritius Act 2010. The Mauritius College of the Air, which was set up in 1971, was integrated into the Open University of Mauritius in July 2012.
The OU is the first ISO-Certified public university in Mauritius. From the delivery of short courses and Continuous Professional Development courses for medical doctors and specialists, to the award of degrees up to Doctoral level, the OU aims to meet the growing demand for quality higher education both locally and worldwide.
The Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre is a parastatal body operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific research. Set up on 5.3 acres of land, the 4000m2 building houses a spectrum of interactive exhibits on different scientific themes to ignite the scientific temper of visitors. The Centre is also an ideal platform for promoting Science and Technology through non-formal educational programmes.