Nalanda Open University - [NOU], Patna - Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM]

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Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM]

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Duration1 Years
Course typeDiploma
Type of coursePost Graduation
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    Nalanda Open University Admission Dates 2020

    Event Date
    Last date of form filling November 12, 2020
    Commencement of new session To be notified
    Examination of PGDM courses July 2021 (Tentatively)*

    Note: As per the examination schedule for the year 2020. Subject to change as per the decisions of the university.

    Nalanda Open University currently offers two postgraduate programs in management. The courses are taught in correspondence mode and are one year in duration.

    • Currently, the diplomas are offered in Marketing Management and Financial Management.
    • The basic eligibility for these courses is a Bachelor’s degree.
    • The university offers direct admission to most of the applicants.

    Nalanda Open University PGDM Eligibility Criteria

    The basic eligibility for all PGDM courses at Nalanda Open University is a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute. There is no bar on the age of the applicant and there is no minimum marks requirement.

    Nalanda Open University Selection Criteria

    Prospective students of the postgraduate diploma in management program at the Nalanda Open University are selected based on merit of their qualifying exam.

    Nalanda Open University Intake Capacity

    As the PGDM courses at Nalanda university are delivered in the correspondence mode, there is no fixed bar on the intake for these courses. However, the university may opt not to admit more students after reaching a certain threshold.

    Nalanda Open University Admission Guidelines

    The application process of Nalanda Open University is free of any kind of hassle or inconvenience. The application process is online and it should be a doddle for anyone. Below we have explained the complete application process.

    How to Apply?

    • Visit the official website of Nalanda Open University.
    • Click on ‘New Registration’ if you’re applying to the university for the first time.
    • Register with your basic details and create a new account.
    • Credentials will be sent to your mail.
    • Login with the same credentials and OTP.
    • Fill the detailed application form.
    • Submit the application form.
    • Proceed to upload the required documents i.e. your photo, signature, and academic credentials in the prescribed format.
    • Pay the required application fees.
    • If all the eligibility criteria are satisfied, you will hear from the university.

    Required Documents

    • 12th Certificate and Mark List
    • Under graduate Certificate and Mark Lists
    • Conduct Certificate
    • Caste Certificate
    • Migration Certificate
    • ID proof like Aadhaar, PAN, license, etc.

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    Nalanda Open University Course Details

    • Nalanda Open University currently offers two PGDM programs namely PGD in Marketing Management and PGD in Financial Management.
    • The courses are only one year in length and are not divided into any semesters. 
    • At the end of the year, students of these courses must appear in a proctored final examination to obtain the degree.
    • The complete course is offered in distance mode and students have to be mostly reliant on self-studies and the materials provided by the university.
    • Both courses have six theory modules and students are judged on the performance in the final examination and assignments.

    Nalanda Open University PGDM Syllabus 

    Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management 

    The maximum possible score in this program is 600. A student needs to secure at least 198 marks with at least 33% marks in each paper to pass the program.

    Paper Name Maximum Possible Marks
    Theory Assignment
    Working Capital Management 80 20
    Capital Investment and Financing Decisions 80 20
    Management Control System 80 20
    Security Analysis and Portfolio Management 80 20
    International Financial Management 80 20
    Management of Financial Services 80 20

    Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management 

    The marks distribution and regulations for this course is the same as the PGD in Financial Management. In the below table, we have listed all six papers.

    Paper Name Maximum Possible Marks
    Theory Assignment
    Consumer Behavior 80 20
    Sales and Distribution Management 80 20
    Product Management 80 20
    International Marketing and Portfolio Management 80 20
    Marketing of Services 80 20
    Management of Marketing Communication and Advertising 80 20

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    Nalanda Open University PGDM Fee Structure

    At Nalanda Open University, the tuition fee for female students is slightly lower than that of the male students. We have explained the detailed fee structure in the below table.

    Course Name Fees for Male Students Fees for female students
    Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management 5500 4125
    Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management 5500 4125

    Nalanda Open University PGDM Scholarships

    As mentioned above, all female students of Nalanda Open University are eligible for a discount (flat 25%) in the course fees. Apart from that, there are no significant scholarships available for the PGDM students of the university.

    Nalanda Open University PGDM Placement

    As the courses of Nalanda Open University are delivered in distance mode, there is no dedicated campus placement facility available for the students. However, with a recognized PGDM degree, students can expect decent job opportunities in various sectors.

    Nalanda Open University PGDM FAQs

    Ques. Where are the study centers of Nalanda Open University located?

    Ans. As many as 153 study centers of Nalanda Open University are dotted across the state of Bihar and Jharkhand. Many districts have the presence of multiple study centers catering to a broad student base. In the capital district of Patna, the study centers are located in the following places.
    • A.N. College
    • A.N.S. College
    • Ganga Devi Mahila College
    • J.D. Women's College
    • Mahila College, Khagaul
    • R.P. Mahila College

    Ques. Can anyone explain the New Admission, Re-registration, and the Cancel Admission categories in the Nalanda Open University online PGDM application?

    Ans. In the online application portal of Nalanda Open University, students have the option to either apply as a new applicant or re-register themselves, or to cancel the admission. The 'New Admissions' option is for the first-time applicants of the university who have never registered with the university before. However, students who have registered before and obtained a migration certificate from Nalanda Open University will also have to select this option. The 'Re-registration' option is for the students who have either passed their existing course from the university or have canceled their previous year's admission. The 'Cancel Admission' option is for those students who have previously registered with Nalanda Open University in the previous year but could not complete their course.

    Ques. Is a PGDM degree from Nalanda Open University equivalent to a regular PGDM degree?

    Ans. Nalanda Open University offers its PGDM degree in the distance mode of education. The Government of India and the University Grants Commission have declared that the degrees obtained in the said mode will be considered equivalent to a degree offered in regular mode. So, yes, the degree from NOU will be equivalent to any other institution in India.

    Ques. What is the language of the study material provided by Nalanda Open University for the PGDM courses?

    Ans. The study material for both courses is available only in English. The university does offer some courses in Hindi or in both Hindi and English. But for these two courses, the only available choice is English.

    Ques. Can students pursue two courses at once at Nalanda Open University?

    Ans. No, no students are permitted to pursue more than one course from Nalanda Open University in one session at the same time. Doing so may attract disciplinary actions from the authorities and may lead to the cancellation of both the degrees.

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    ram bishwas kumar
    Sir B A me admission katana hai 2021 se 2024 me kab se hoga
    priyanka kumari
    sir fishery course is available in nalsnda open university
    Aniket Ranjan

    No, Fishery course is not available in Nalanda open University. The institute offers 24 Undergraduate, 27 Postgraduate, 44 certificate, 5 Postgraduate Diploma, and 8 Intermediate courses to students. To know more about this programs visit:- NALANDA OPEN UNIVERSITY

    Plz say sir how d semester exams vill b conducted! Through online r offline because i m from the tamilnadu state
    Devnath Tiwary

    Dear Karishma

    Greetings from Collegedunia. You will get detailed information about semester examination for various courses at Nalanda Open University, Patna by contacting at this number – 06122206916. For more details, kindly go through this link – Nalanda Open University Admission 2021

    How d exams vill b conducted through online r how because i m from tamilnadu
    Swati Srivastava

    Hi Karishma, Greetings from Collegedunia. Nalanda Open University (NOU) is the only Unversity imparting distance education system in Bihar. The exams will be conducted in an offline mode only. For more details visit: NOU PATNA

    Whether there vill b regular online class
    Diya Suresh

    Hi Karishma, The University offers different courses in distance mode as correspondence courses. Eligible students need to apply in online mode for entrance test for various UG and PG level programs.  Selection is done on the basis of merit in qualifying exam. Find more details at Nalanda Open University.

    anuj boruah
    Sir,I want admission in M.Sc(Physics).What is the last date please.
    Swati Srivastava

    Hi Anuj, Greetings from Collegedunia. Nalanda Open University (NOU) is the only Unversity imparting distance education system in Bihar. The last date for admission was 15 december 2020. For more details visit: NALANDA OPEN UNIVERSITY

    godabari pradhan
    Sir I want to admit in zoology MSc .what is the last date for apply?
    Aditi Arun

    Hello Godabri,

    The last date to apply was December 15th and the authorities haven’t extended the deadline. Hence, you can not apply for this session. For more details, visit- Admissions

    addmission date
    Diya Suresh

    Hi Kirti, For 2020 session, admission process is on going till December 15, 2020. You can apply in both online and offline mode. To know more details visit Nalanda Open University admissions 2020.

    mamata jena
    I want to admission of distance BED course , ihave teaching experience. I want to ask nalanda open university equivalent to which university to odisha plz guide me...
    Apurva Tamhane

    Hi Mamata

    Fakir Mohan University at Balasore in Odisha provides B.Ed. as a Distance course. To find out more details about the B.Ed. course, Click here.

    vinay kumar
    Eligibility criteria for bsc Hons home science
    Apurva Tamhane

    Hello Vinay

    To take admission for B.Sc. Hons. Home Science you will have to complete 12th standard with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English with a minimum of 50% marks. To know more about B.Sc. Hons Home Science at Nalanda Open University, Click here.

    raju kumar
    Qualifications for ba degree
    shobhna chaturvedi
    Hi Raju, candidates applying for this course must have passed intermediate from a recognized board.
    akshay kumar
    Sr I want to admission in BBA please help me when I can get admission
    shobhna chaturvedi
    Hi Akshay, till now, admission dates have not been announced by the university. However, you can expect the registration process to start by the end of June, 2020.
    pushpa devi
    I Completed 10 2 (Science) with subject Physics, Chemistry and Bio. Am I eligible for the taking admisiion in B. Sc. (Home Science) Hons course ?
    shobhna chaturvedi
    Hi Pushpa, sorry but you are not eligible for this course as only those candidates who have done intermediate (PCM) are eligible for B.Sc Hons in Home Science.
    vikash kumar singh
    vipin kumari
    Mai gap year student hu. Maine b. SC ki h bt m abhi m. A maths Se krna chahti hu. Kya Ye possible h???
    shobhna chaturvedi
    Hi Vipin, the university offers M.Sc in Mathematics instead. Yes, you can apply for admission in this course irrespective of the gap years. However, admission will be merit based.
    mamta markanda
    How to get admission in Maths and physics by distance
    shobhna chaturvedi
    Hi Yograj, admission to these courses is done on the basis of marks scored in qualifying degree i.e. graduation.
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    digital study
    sir Msc zoology se krna chahti hu ....mera BSc m last year m sub biotech and chemistry tha ....kya m zoology se msc kr skti hu
    shobhna chaturvedi
    Hello, yes, you can apply for admission in this course. However, admission will be done on the basis of merit in graduation.
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    abhijit das
    I have completed graduation in Mathematics Hons with aggregate 45% but in Mathematics and Physics(Pass) 50% Can I take admission in M. Sc. Physics?
    shobhna chaturvedi
    Hi Abhijit, as there is no minimum percentage criteria to be satisfied in graduation, thus, you are eligible for this course. Admission will however be based on marks scored in graduation.
    satyapal waghmare
    I am copleted BA but I want to adminition to bsc math But I have passed 12th arts
    shobhna chaturvedi
    Hi Satyapal, sorry, but you are not eligible for this course as candidates aspiring to take admission in this case must have passed class 12th in PCM with an aggregate of 50% or above.
    rima kumari
    Sir I want to take admission in mcom kindly help me when will I take admission
    shobhna chaturvedi
    Hi Rima, admission process for new session is expected to start by the end of August, next year.

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