Nalanda Open University - [NOU], Patna

Nalanda Open University - [NOU], Patna

Patna, Bihar UGC Estd 1987 Open University
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Nalanda Open University (NOU) is the only Unversity imparting distance education system in Bihar. It was established in 1987 under the Bihar Government’s ordinance. NOU offers 24 Undergraduate, 27 Postgraduate, 44 certificate, 5 Postgraduate Diploma, and 8 Intermediate courses to students. Nalanda Open University is ranked amongst the top ten Colleges of Bihar offering B.Ed.

Nalanda Open University (NOU): Highlights

Nalanda Open University at a glance:

Application fee400 INR
Official Websitehttp://www.nalandaopenuniversity.com/
Application modeoffline
Selection criteriaMerit-based for all courses except B.Ed
Entrance test acceptedBED-CET
DegreesUG, PG, Doctoral
ProgramsUndergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma, Certificate, B.Ed, Research.
Helpdesk0612-2201013 0612-2206916
Upcoming: Nalanda Open Unversity is introducing a CBCS pattern in its education system from 2020. Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) will allow students to choose from core, elective, minor, or soft skill courses.

Nalanda Open University (NOU): Courses and Fee

Nalanda Open University offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Certificate, Postgraduate diploma, and intermediate courses to students. Eligibility and fee structure varies from course-to-course. Details of major NOU courses are as follows:

CourseEligibilityDurationFees (INR)
IntermediateMatriculation2 years2,000
B.AIntermediate in any stream3 years2,400
B.ScIntermediate in Science3 years2,400
BLIS (Bachelor of Library and Information sciences)Bachelor Degree1 year5,500
B.ComIntermediate in any stream3 years2,400
BCAIntermediate with Maths/ Intermediate with Computer.3 years6,600
BBAIntermediate in any stream3 years6,600
B.EdBachelor’s degree with 45% and two years of teaching experience2 years25,000
Certificate coursesIntermediate or matriculation as per course requirement6/9 months1,650
P.G DiplomaBachelor’s Degree1 year5,500
M.ComB.Com2 years4,400
MCABCA/ B.Sc.(Computer Science) or Bachelor's Degree with Mathematics3 years12,000
MJMC Bachelor’s degree / PGDJMC2 years5,000
MLISBLIS1 year9,700
M.ScB.Sc2 years
M.AB.A2 years4,400
Ph.DPostgraduate in relevant subject--

NOTE: 25% fee concession in all courses for female applicants.

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Nalanda Open University: Admission 

Admission to Nalanda Open University is both Online and Offline. Applicants may pay INR 400 and buy prospectus and admission form from the sales counter of the university. Or, they may apply online through the university website.

  • Steps involved while applying Offline are:
  1. Acquire prospectus and application form from the sales counter
  2. Pay INR 400 via demand draft in favor of NOU, Patna.
  3. Further, fill the application form, attach all the necessary documents, and pay the course fee.
  • Steps involved while applying offline are:
  1. Visit the official website www.nalandaopenuniversity.com and click on the link Registration cum Admission link.
  2. Select part 1 of the application form, pay the application fee of INR 450.
  3. Fill the application form, attach all the necessary documents along with the application fee receipt.
  4. Take a print out of the form and submit it to the university with other required documents (if any).

Documents required at the time of admission are:

  • Attested copy of mark sheet, matriculation for proof of age, caste certificate.
  • Original mark sheets of the qualifying examination for verification.
  • Envelops, photographs, and receipts or demand drafts of the fees paid.

Admission to B.Ed is through CET-BED.

Nalanda Open University (NOU): Post-admission

The university provides the following items and documents to the students once the admission is given to the applicant:

  • Money Receipt
  • Registration slip
  • Identity card
  • Admit card for examination
  • Study material
  • Assignment answer books and envelopes
  • Assignment questions

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Nalanda Open University (NOU): Faculty 

Present faculty members of NOU are:

SRI PHAGU CHAUHAN

  • Designation: Chancellor
  • He is also the Honorable Governor of Bihar

Prof. Gulab Chand Ram Jaiswal

  • Designation: Vice-Chancellor

Prof. (Dr.) Kriteshwar Prasad

  • Designation: Pro Vice-Chancellor

Wing Commander Surendra Kumar Sharma

  • Designation: Registrar

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Nalanda Open University (NOU): Schools

NOU has 10 operational Schools, namely:

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

Nalanda Open University: Infrastructure

The university is working from its camp office at Biscomaun Bhawan, Patna. The office is well equipped and has a 60,000 sq. ft. of area as its examination center for 1000 students. This also covers a Library, Computer Lab. Apart from this area, the university also has its administrative office and other infrastructures.

Nalanda Open University: FAQ

Ques.Why Nalanda Open University?

Ans. NOU has very few fees which makes it affordable for the poor students. And, study material of the university is also easy and precise.

Ques. Are there any Scholarships for students at Nalanda Open University?

Ans. No, the university does not provide any scholarships to students because the fee is very less and affordable. But moving towards women empowerment, NOU gives a 25% fee concession for female students in all courses.

Ques. Any accommodation near NOU?

Ans. The university does not provide any accommodation to students, but there are PG for boys and girls ranging between 5,000-7,000 INR with food and WIFI. Accommodations are single sharing and double sharing.

Ques. I have a degree in distance learning from Nalanda Open University, am I eligible for UPSC?

Ans. Yes, as the UPSC guideline mentions that students must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized board/University, you are eligible to appear in the UPSC exam. Nalanda Open University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Distance Education Council (DEC), and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. 

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College Admission Reviews

Ritesh kumar , BCA, Pursued:
BATCH : 2019

5.8/10

"Merit was based on the marks i got in 12th board. My marks was 54 and college was taking admission below 50. Then one have to visit college or any study centre opened in any other state, then and there you will get a form, you have to fill it and submit it right there. That's it."   Read More


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ROHIT KUMAR , BBA, Pursued:
BATCH : 2022

10/10

"My friend told me about this college. I visited the college and asked for faculty. I also asked the students about the college internship, infrastructure. Then i decided to take admission in the college. I discussed with my parents and they agreed. I filled the form and gave admission test. After pa"   Read More


2 Years Correspondence4/10
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Rajesh Kumar , MA, Pursued: 2019

6.5/10

"no there was no entrance test for my subject and i was admitted based on my marks in graduation degree however in technical and professional courses there is one screening test and then round of counsellings"   Read More

ANUSHKA , Batch: Master of Arts [MA] (History)-2014

5.5/10

"after completed my graduation i started searching for a distance education institution in my city then people give me reference of NOU. then there admission dates were published in local news papers. and i proceeded for admission.they just take last educational documents and payment by demand draft "   Read More


College rating

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7/10

8.5/10academic
4.8/10accommodation
9.0/10faculty
6.5/10infrastructure
4.8/10placements
8.3/10social

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Ritesh kumarBCAPursued
BATCH : 2019
5.8
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS
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As i am already graduated from This college, i can tell that if college can manage a little easier way of taking admission. Enquiry problem is there at time of admission. Other than after admission everything you will find positive about this college.


6/10academic
9/10faculty
5/10infrastructure
5/10food & accom
2/10placement
8/10social life
ROHIT KUMARBBAPursued
BATCH : 2022
10.0
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

Best university

Remarks -

No any negative remarks about my college but positive thing is that it comletes it course on time and take exams timely and gives the results also on time. It's the better college i think in Bihar which comletes courses on time.


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10/10infrastructure
10/10food & accom
10/10placement
10/10social life
Rajesh KumarMAPursued 2019
6.5
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

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


8/10academic
9/10faculty
6/10infrastructure
2/10food & accom
6/10placement
8/10social life
ANUSHKAMaster of Arts [MA] (History)Batch : 2014
5.5
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

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.


10/10academic
8/10faculty
5/10infrastructure
2/10food & accom
1/10placement
7/10social life

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Patna - 800001
Bihar , India

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45 Comments
Vipin kumar

I have done BSC from evaning college and in DE time I took studies in school so that we have also got expiry certificate and I will b. Ed want to take is from nalanda Open University in distance mod then what us for that

09 Nov, 2019 00:02
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Vipin, kindly check the Admission Procedure for B.Ed in the university from here.

09 Nov, 2019 12:38
MD imtiyaz alam

Without maths can I admission in bca Please reply me

30 Sep, 2019 20:56
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Imtiyaz, no, for admission in BCA, candidate must have studied Mathematics as a compulsory subject in intermediate.

01 Oct, 2019 11:37
Kunal kishor

for admission in MCA . We need to take the entrance exam ..? or Any study center in Muzaffarpur Bihar

24 Sep, 2019 14:29
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Kunal, admission to this course is done on the basis of merit in qualifying examination i.e. graduation. No entrance is conducted for providing admission to MCA.

24 Sep, 2019 14:49
Jwala prasad

Maine ans college barh se abhi BA1 me admission liya h mera form mere email id pe mil sakta h

16 Sep, 2019 13:18
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Jwala, you can obtain your application form by logging in using your user ID and password.

16 Sep, 2019 17:30
Anand kumar

B,ed ka koi detail kya. Kaise krna h admission Lena h hmko

31 Aug, 2019 12:12
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Anand, registration process for this course will commence from Oct 5, 2019 (tentatively). You may check the Admission Procedure of the concerned course in the university from here.

31 Aug, 2019 12:24
Avinash Kumar

English course available hh

31 Aug, 2019 10:01
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Avinash, yes, the university offers MA in English. You can check the Admission Procedure for the same from here.

31 Aug, 2019 10:22
Rahul kumar singh

Are regular classes available in Nalanda University

25 Aug, 2019 10:13
Admin

Hi Rahul, There is No regular classes available.

29 Aug, 2019 16:52
Nishu Kumar

I want to Addmission bca cource

18 Jul, 2019 08:11
Akhil Pasanth

Hi NIshu, The selection is based on merit basis. The eligibility for BCA course is 10 2 with Mathematics as a subject OR I.A with Certificate in Computing.

18 Jul, 2019 11:23
Shazli Quamer

I want to do admission in . B ed

11 Jul, 2019 13:53
Akhil Pasanth

Hi Shazli, The minimum eligibility is Bachelor’s Degree with at least 45% marks in aggregate and 2 years of teaching experience

11 Jul, 2019 17:31
Priya kumari singh

Sir, please give date for admission in b.ed of 2020 session..??

06 Nov, 2019 13:18
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Priya, admission process for this course is expected to start by the end of August, 2020.

06 Nov, 2019 15:10
Kajal Mandal

Without entrance exam can I get admission

06 Jun, 2019 15:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Kajal, kindly mention the course in which you want to take admission so that we can inform you regarding the admission process of the same. However, you may check Admission Details of the concerned course (if available) in the university from here.

06 Jun, 2019 15:59

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