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 at a glance:
|Application Fee||400 INR|
|Application Mode||Online and Offline|
|Selection Criteria||Merit-based and Entrance-Based (B.Ed. and Ph.D.)|
|Entrance test accepted||B.Ed. - Combined Entrance Test (CET)|
|Degrees||UG, PG, Doctoral|
|Programs||Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma, Certificate, B.Ed, Research.|
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:
|B.A||Intermediate in any stream||3 years||2,400|
|BA (Hons)||Intermediate in any stream||3 years||2,400|
|B.Sc. (Hons)||Intermediate in Science stream||3 years||2,400|
|BLIS. (Bachelor of Library and Information sciences)||Bachelor’s Degree||1 year||5,500|
|B.Com||Intermediate in any stream||3 years||2,400|
|BCA||Intermediate with Maths/ Computer||3 years||6,600|
|BBA||Intermediate in any stream||3 years||6,600|
|B.Ed.||Bachelor’s degree with 45% and two years of teaching experience||2 years||25,000|
|Certificate courses||Intermediate or matriculation as per course requirement||6/9 months||1,650|
|P.G Diploma||Bachelor’s Degree||1 year||5,500|
|MCA||BCA/ B.Sc.(Computer Science) or Bachelor's Degree with Mathematics||3 years||12,000|
|MJMC||Bachelor’s degree / PGDJMC||2 years||5,000|
|Ph.D||Postgraduate in relevant subject||-||-|
NOTE: 25% fee concession in all courses for female applicants.
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READ MORE: Nalanda Open University Courses and Fee
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.
Documents required at the time of admission are:
Admission to all the courses is based on merit secured in the qualifying exam except B.Ed. and Ph.D. for which candidates need to appear in CET-BED and entrance test respectively.
The university provides the following items and documents to the students once the admission is given to the applicant:
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Present faculty members of NOU are:
SRI PHAGU CHAUHAN
Prof. Gulab Chand Ram Jaiswal
Prof. (Dr.) Kriteshwar Prasad
Wing Commander Surendra Kumar Sharma
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NOU has 10 operational Schools, namely:
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.
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