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Nalanda Open University - [NOU], Patna

Nalanda Open University - [NOU], Patna

Patna, Bihar UGC Estd 1987 Open University
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Updated On - November 20th 2017 by JAINAB ALVI

Nalanda Open University (NOU) was established by the Government of Bihar. The University is named after the famous Nalanda University of Ancient India. It is the only university in Bihar providing education through distance and open education. It provides study in UG, PG and Doctoral Courses.

The aim of the university is to provide educational opportunities to those who are unable to take up formal education and are still desirous to upgrade their educational qualifications and acquire knowledge in various fields of learning through the print medium (correspondence course), contact programmes, study centres and mass media.

Nalanda Open University Highlights

Established year


Recognized By

University Grant Commission (UGC)

Affiliated To

Distance Education Council (DEC)

Campus Area

60000 sq. ft.


2nd/3rd Floor, Biscomaun Bhawan, Gandhi Maidan Patna Bihar, India

Nalanda Open University Courses

The university offers various courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses in multiple specializations. In addition, it provides diploma and certificate courses. The duration of UG courses is 3 years, for PG courses is 2 years and 1 year for diploma and certificate courses. The list of UG courses consists of BA (Hons), B.Com (Hons), B.Ed., BCA, B.Com, BBA, B.LIB. etc. The list of PG courses consists of MA, M.Sc., MCA, M.LIB.I.SC., M.Com etc. Check Nalanda Open University Fee Structure.

Schools at NOU:

  • School of Computer Science & Information Technology
  • School of Economics, Commerce & Management
  • School of Health & Environmental Science
  • School of Indian & Foreign Language
  • School of Indology
  • School of Journalism & Mass Communication
  • School of Library & Information Science
  • School of Pure & Agriculture Science
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Teacher’s Education

Nalanda Open University Admission

The application form is available on the official website of university. Those who wish to apply are required to submit the application form on the admission portal of university.

Before applying for any of the programs, students are advised to check eligibility criteria. As per eligibility for UG courses, candidates should have passed class 12 in relevant stream with minimum 50% marks from a recognized board. For admission to PG courses, applicants must have graduation degree in relevant discipline with required marks from a well-recognized university or institute.

Candidates are selected on the basis of their marks obtained in last qualifying examination. Shortlisted candidates are required to go for document verification process. Click here to check Nalanda Open University PG Admission.

NOTE: Admission to B.Ed Program is done through entrance test which is conducted by the university itself. Only qualified candidates are considered for admission to B.Ed. program. Know more about Nalanda Open University B.Ed. Admission

Also Check Nalanda Open University PhD Admission

Nalanda Open University Facilities

  • Library- About 50000 titles
  • Computer Lab- 300 IBM P-IV System
  • Other Facilities- Sports, Health and Care

College rating

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Rajesh KumarMAPursued 2019 2017 - 2018

Prestigious institute with quality distance education in arts field

Remarks -

college is good if we see the cost benefit analysis as it needs less time and effort to get masters, graduate and certifications degrees and also very easy access and approach to faculties makes it a better place

2/10food & accom
8/10social life
ANUSHKAMaster of Arts [MA] (History)Batch : 2014

Good source of study who want to choose distance education

Remarks -

Good choice who cant pay so much money for their education or for people who is working.

2/10food & accom
7/10social life




2nd/3rd Floor, Biscomaun Bhawan, Gandhi Maidan
Patna - 800001
Bihar , India

0.25KmSt. Xavier School Bus Stop

0612-2201013 , 2206916



Anamika Anand

How to apply in

29 Jan, 2019 08:39
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Anamika, the offline application process for admission to Nalanda University, Patna is as follows: Visit the official website of the college, download, and fill-up the application form. Applicant should send/ Submit the form in person to the following address along with the Demand Draft of Rs. 350 drawn in name of “Nalanda Open University, Payable at Patna”: The Registrar, Nalanda Open University, 3rd Floor, Biscoumann Bhawan, Patna, Bihar - 800001

29 Jan, 2019 18:25
Bubly kumari

I want to take addmission in ma rural and development session 2018 -20

22 Oct, 2018 17:53
Akansha Expert

Hi Bubly, You may please check the official website i.e. for getting the Admission detail of this university.

22 Oct, 2018 18:31
shadab kamal

i want to take admsn in msc botany,?whts the process for sessn 2018-20

14 Sep, 2018 18:49
Akansha Expert

Hi Shadab, Please check this link for getting the Admission procedure of NOU Patna.

15 Sep, 2018 10:29
Md parwej alam

MA admission kab se suru hoga

08 Sep, 2018 22:54
Akansha Expert

Hi Parwej, Please contact to this number:- 0612-2201013,2206916 for getting the Application of this university.

10 Sep, 2018 13:32

I am late in admission sir can i eligible to take admission in this University Me from arts stream marks 81.6% I WANR UG ADMISSION WITH BA GEOGRAPHY HONOURS ... CAN WITH LATE FEE...

07 Sep, 2018 21:24
Ritika Sharma

Hi Amman, To get late admission details please contact 0612-2201013 , 2206916.

10 Sep, 2018 16:20
Bhaswati Das

Is is possible to take admission in nalanda open university now in b. Ed or by paying late fine or not

05 Sep, 2018 17:56
Akansha Expert

Hi Bhaswati, please contact to this number:- 0612-2201013,2206916 for getting the Application with late fee of this university.

05 Sep, 2018 18:06
Laloo Prasad Yadav

Sir I wants to admission in m pharma . how can I apply in online

30 Aug, 2018 21:14
Akansha Expert

Hi laloo, This University does not offers this Course.

31 Aug, 2018 12:40
Apurwa Kumari

Sir i wants to admission in can i apply in online

29 Aug, 2018 18:05
Akansha Expert

Hi Apurwa, Please check the official website i.e. for getting Online Application.

29 Aug, 2018 18:14
Rithik Roushan

Sir last date of bed admission

24 Aug, 2018 20:29
Akansha Expert

Hi Rithik, To get admission details for the B Ed Course in NOU Patna you may contact to 0612-2201013,2206916.

27 Aug, 2018 12:52
Sachidanand Jaiswal

Sir, late fine k sath kya av admission le sakte hai M.Sc(Zoology) me agar le sakte hai to kb tak

23 Aug, 2018 17:33
Garima Bansal

Hi Sachidanand, To get admission details for the msc zoology you may contact to 0612-2201013 , 2206916.

23 Aug, 2018 18:15

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