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Nalanda Open University Distance Education Brief Information

University Contact Information
Address NOU, 2nd,3rd,4th and 12th Floors, Biscomaun Bhawan, Gandhi Maidan, Patna 800 001, Bihar
Phone & Fax Telephone : 0612-2201013,0612-2206916, Fax : 0612-2201001
E-mail nalopuni@sancharnet.in & nou@nou.ac.in
Website http://www.nalandaopenuniversity.com


NOU is located in Patna. It offers UG, PG, Certificate, PG Diploma and Diploma courses. DEC has given Regular Recognition to NOU from 08/04/2008 to 07/04/2013 for conducting courses vide vide letter Number- DEC/Recog/NOU/2008/17385 dated 18.12.2008.

The Nalanda Open University was established in March, 1987 in Bihar for imparting courses through the system of Open distance learning. Nalanda Open University Degree / Diploma / Certificates are eligible for higher studies, public & private sector employment and service promotions.

Courses - University offers courses in Science (B.Sc (Honours) & M.Sc), Arts (B.A (Honours) & M.A), Commerce (B.Com & M.Com) , Vocational (Certificate & PG Diploma) and Professional (BBA, B.Li.Sc, M.Li.Sc, BCA and MCA) through ODL. Hindi and English are principal mediums of instruction. Refer to NOU Courses


Methodology - Under Academic activities students are provided printed Self Learning Material. The University organizes counseling classes and audio-visual displays which students can avail of at various Study Centres of the University and at its Headquarters. The University has at Patna, an examination centre for about 1000 students.


Study Centres - It has following study centres - 1) A B M College - Jamshedpur, 2) M S College - Motihari, 3) M V College - Buxar, 4) Markham College - Hazaribagh, 5) M J M College - Katihar, 6) Nalanda College - Biharsharif, 7) Patna Training College - Patna, 8) Patna College - Patna, 9) Purnia College - Purnia, 10) T K Roy Memorial College - Dhanbad, 11) Parvati Vigyan College - Madhepura, 12) Deoghar College - Deoghar, 13) Ranchi Womens College - Ranchi, 14) R D & D J College - Monghyr, 15) S B P College - Bhabhua, 16) S S College - Jehanabad, 17) St) Xavier College - of Education Digha, Patna, 18) S S College - Sasaram, 19) T N B College - Bhagalpur, 20) Womens Training College - Patna, 21) Zakir Hussain Teachers Training College - Darbhanga, 22) D A V College - Siwan, 23) Gopalganj College - Gopalganj, 24) Jagannath Jain College - Koderma, 25) Jagdam College - Chhapra, 26) M L T College - Saharsa, 27) Mahila College - Khagaria and 28) M J K College - Bettiah


Selection - In all the admissions of the University, the reservation policy of the State Government of Bihar (for educational institutions) is observed. If necessary, the University may hold pre-admission test for selection. The University holds entrance test for B.Ed and Ph.D programmes. NCTE has granted permission to start a 2 year B.Ed Course for in service teachers, who are working in recognized schools and have completed atleast two years of teaching experience. The candidate must have scored atleast 45% of marks at the graduate level.

Application Procedure - Any eligible person can apply for admission in one of the courses of his choice, offered by the University. The admission form and prospectus may be obtained through Demand Draft of Rs 250 from the sales counters of the University or by sending the demand draft of Rs 300 by registered post, drawn in favour of Nalanda Open University, Payable at Patna. No money order or postal order is accepted. The admission form, supported by the photo copy of required documents, must reach the Registrar, NOU, either personally or by registered post.


Note - The candidate selected for admission must pay the required charges in full at the time of admission. The payment must be made through demand draft in favour of NOU, payable at Patna. 25% fee concession is given to Woman candidates. On the reverse side of the Demand Draft, the candidate must write his/her name, admission form number and the name of the course he has applied for and retain photocopy of the demand draft for their own record.


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