This book is a well-researched book on the growth of open universities (OUs) in India over the past three decades. The author explores the quantum and quality of contribution made by OUs in increasing the ratio of enrollment, providing flexibility and variety in course selection and professional development. The learner-centric approach followed by open universities promotes the use of technology; study through quality self-learning material; flexibility with regard to entry and exit; freedom to select courses by allowing unusual combinations of study that is not permissible in the conventional system of education. Being closely associated with Distance Education for the past two decades, the author also outlines the measures required to consolidate and strengthen the system. Backed by documented research, she presents a strong case for open universities as the answer to life-long education.