Nalanda Open University (NOU) was established in March, 1987 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 Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral level courses. NOU Patna provides flexibility in points of eligibility for enrolment for higher education, maximum age of entry, choice of course, methods of learning, conduct of examination and operation of programs.
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 programs, study centres and mass media.
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Nalanda Open University Highlights
Type of University
University Grant Commission (UGC)
Distance Education Council (DEC)
60000 sq. ft.
2nd/3rd Floor, Biscomaun Bhawan, Gandhi Maidan, Patna - 800001, 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 2019
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 12th 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.
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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
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Nalanda Open University Facilities
Library- About 50000 titles
Computer Lab- 300 IBM P-IV System
Other Facilities- Sports, Health and Care