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Nalanda Open University Ph.D. Admission 2018

Updated On - April 23rd 2018

Nalanda Open University is named after the Ancient India’s renowned Nalanda University. It is the only university in the state of Bihar which exclusively offers distance education programs. University was established in the year 1987. The university has a vast range of under-graduate, post-graduate and diploma courses. The university also offers a doctorate programme which was introduced in 2009. The courses are offered in English and Hindi.

  • Candidate needs to have a post-graduation with at least 55% of marks in relevant area before applying for a doctorate course.
  • Candidates who are in their last year are also eligible to apply for the post-graduation courses
  • Candidates are selected purely on the basis of merit and completeness of form filled

Ph. D Programme

The Ph. D programme in Nalanda Open University is for the duration of 4 years (which in some circumstances can be extended to 2 more years). The doctorate programmes are available for the following areas:


Political Science














  • Mode of Application



    11th Jul, 2018 - 16th Aug, 2018

Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Education , M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce & M.Phil/Ph.D in Science
Registration 11th Jul - 16th Aug , 2018

Nalanda Open University Ph.D. Admission Application Procedure

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Education & M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce

  1. Buying the prospectus
  • Buy the prospectus from university centres

Candidate needs to buy the prospectus from the university centres. Candidate can buy the prospectus which contains the admission form either by submitting a DD of INR 350 in favour of ‘Nalanda Open University’ payable at Patna or by depositing INR 350 in the Bihar state Co-operative bank, Bankipur, Patna in SB A/C No. 01-20407 of Nalanda Open University or SB A/C No. 762428166 in the Main branch, Biscomaun Bhaw, Patna of Indian Bank. In such case candidate needs to produce the pay-in slip when buying the prospectus at the university centres.

  • Obtain prospectus via post

The prospectus can also be obtained via post. A DD of INR 400 needs to be drawn in favour of Nalanda Open University and sending it to the university’s address by registered post.

  • Online admission form download

Candidates can also download the admission form online.

  1. Attach the self-attested copies of required proofs
  • Candidate needs to send the self-attested copies of mark sheets of the qualifying exam as mentioned as eligibility criteria by the university with completely filled admission form.
  • Candidates should also send self-attested copies of their caste certificate. This needs to be sent by the candidates who are seeking an admission via the reserved quota
  1. Send the form

The form needs to be sent to the following address on or before the last date of the submission of the admission forms

Registrar (Exam), Nalanda Open University, 3rd Floor, Biscomaun Bhawan, Patna-800 001, Bihar

Nalanda Open University Ph.D. Admission Selection Procedure

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Education & M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce

Candidates will be selected on the basis of merit. Candidates who got selected will get a call for personal interview. At the time of selection, candidate needs to provide all the original copies of the documents required by the University for the Admission in the respective course.

Contact Details


2nd/3rd Floor,

Biscomaun Bhawan,

Gandhi Maidan,

Patna 800 001 (BIHAR).

Telephone: 0612-2201013, 0612-2206916

Fax: 0612-2201001



*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



Rajshree Rath

Respected sir,Is M.phill in computer science course available in nou?what are the procedures to apply??

02 Jun, 2018 17:28
Garima Bansal

Hi Rajshree, No M.phill in computer science course is not available

11 Jun, 2018 16:01
Rajeev kumar

Respected sir, Is phd course available at nou?? What is the schedule to apply??

02 Jun, 2018 13:43
Akansha Expert

Hi Rajeev, As above Mentioned P.Hd Course are Available, and registration starts on 11th July,2018 for P.Hd Course in this university For more information please visit the official website.

02 Jun, 2018 15:13

Respected sir. Please imform me of online form submiton date of m.phil and ph.d in zoology.

22 May, 2018 11:29
Akansha Expert

Hi Upendra, The registration starts on 11th July,2018 for M.Phil Course in this university.

22 May, 2018 17:09

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