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Established : 1987 | Accredited/Approved : DEC | Affiliated : University of Bihar
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The admission process at NOU is conducted through an entrance test or on a merit basis, depending on the course. The University also reserves a certain percentage of seats for candidates from marginalized communities to ensure inclusivity in education. Besides regular courses, the University offers various short-term skill development programs to enhance students' employability and meet industry demands. Before the Nalanda Open University admission last date, students are mandated to submit the forms.


There are two ways to apply for admission to Nalanda Open University: online, where you can directly go to the official website and register, and another way is offline. The University's admission desk is where you can pay Rs. 400 to get Nalanda Open University Prospects and application forms. There are 125 study centres across Bihar so that students can choose courses as per their interest area and educational qualification.


Nalanda Open University UG Admission

At the UG level, NOU offers programs in B.Ed., BLIS, BA, BA (Hons), B.Sc. (Hons), B.Com, BBA, and BCA. The basic requirements are 10+2 completion in the relevant stream for the students seeking admission. The qualifying examination results or merit are used to determine who gets selected.


  • BA - The duration of this course is 3 years. The specializations covered under BA are geography & home science. 10+2 academic merit is the basis of selection.
  • BA (Hons.) - The 3 years long duration course in the field of arts is called BA (Hons.) Several specializations offered by this course are economics, Hindi, journalism & mass communication, public administration, education, history, geography, home science, political science, psychology, sociology, social work, and tourism.
  • Nalanda Open University BLIS Admission - It is a 1-year course in which the minimum eligibility required is graduation. Merit is the only selection basis.
  • BSc (Hons.) - A science stream course lasting 3 years. The minimum qualification required is 12th. There are several areas from which students can choose, such as botany, chemistry, geography, mathematics, physics, zoology, and home science.
  • BCom & BBA - The duration of these are 3 years, and merit score will be the basis of selection. BBA covers some specialization areas like social work & business administration.
  • BCA from Nalanda Open University - This course requires 10+2 with mathematics as a compulsory subject. Candidates with IA or I.Com degrees are also eligible if they have finished the University's CIC program or have taken mathematics at the 10+2 level.
  • Nalanda Open University B.Ed Admission: This course lasts 2 years and requires a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% marks as an eligibility requirement. In addition, applicants are mandated to appear for the Nalanda Open University Entrance Exam. As a main step, applicants must register for the examination online. Applicants must submit the forms before the Nalanda Open University B.Ed Admission last date.


Nalanda Open University PG Admission Courses

At the PG level, the University provides M.A., M.Sc., M.Com., MJMC, MCA, and MLIS programmes. Applicants must have a bachelor's or equivalent degree in a related discipline to be eligible for these programs. The qualifying examination merit is used to determine admission to all PG courses.


  • MA admission in Nalanda Open University - The course duration is 2 years. This course covers specializations such as Bhojpuri, economics, education, geography, Hindi, history, magazine, Maithili, political science, psychology, sociology, public administration, rural development, Sanskrit, Urdu, and environmental science. The admission criteria will be based on merit. The fee for the complete program is approx. Rs. 13,200.
  • MCom - The 2-year course in commerce covers areas in finance, accounting, marketing, and banking. The average fee of the program is around Rs. 13,000.
  • MSc - A 2-year duration course covers specializations like botany, zoology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, geography, and environmental science communication. The fee for the complete course is approx. Rs. 13,200.
  • MJMC - This course is journalism & mass communication in which basic eligibility is graduation. The student can find all the information on the official website. The fee for the complete program is around Rs. 10,000.
  • MCA from Nalanda Open University - A postgraduate level course requiring a bachelor's degree, with mathematics as a compulsory subject to apply for admission. The course fees for 2 years is approx. Rs. 24,000.
  • MLIS course in Nalanda Open University - It's an undergraduate degree course in which a BLIS degree is the minimum eligibility criteria. The merit score is the basis of selection. The complete fee of the course is around Rs. 19,400.


Nalanda Open University PG Diploma

NOU offers PG diplomas in five different specializations. A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent from an accredited university is the minimum requirement for admission to the PG Diploma program. The qualifying examination results determine admission to the PG Diploma program. The specializations covered under this course are marketing management, financial management, journalism, mass communication, yogic studies, and English translation.


Admission Process

Online and offline application forms are available for candidates applying to Nalanda Open University. The following is mentioned regarding the admissions application process:

  1. Application: Applicants can access the Nalanda Open University application form from the University's official website. Please fill out all the details in the form and submit it to the admission office or online.
  2. Appear for the Exam (B.Ed applicants) by filling up the Nalanda Open University Examination Form : Candidates willing to apply for B.Ed must register for B.Ed CET Exam. Registered Candidates will get a notification regarding the Nalanda Open University Exam Date.
  3. Eligibility: Candidates should check their eligibility properly for the selected course before filling out or submitting the application form.
  4. Documents: Some of the important documents required:
    • 10th, 12th, graduation marksheet & certificate.
    • Migration and character certificate
    • Caste certificate (if any)
    • Passport size photographs (3)
    • Self-addressed envelope of size 10*4.5 inch each (3)
    • Medical certificate
  5. The candidate has to pay the Nalanda Open University application fees of Rs. 400
  6. An applicant will only get admission after verification is completed.


Nalanda Open University Study Centres List

Nalanda Open University is a pioneering institution that has revolutionized the higher education landscape in Bihar. With its focus on providing accessible and flexible education, the University has empowered countless individuals to enhance their knowledge and skills. NOU continues to evolve and adapt to the changing educational needs of society, ensuring that education is truly a lifelong journey for all. Here is the list of Study Centres  

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Study Centers


Araria College, Araria


Forbisganj College, Forbesganj


K.N Inter College Kursakanta, Araria


Maharshi Menhi Project Girls High School, Pahunsi, Araria


PRO Girls High School, Araria


S.D.S College, Kaler (Arwal)


S.S College, Aurangabad


Adarsh Uchch Vidya Mandir, Baghoi


High School Pathrour Deohara, Aurangabad


Anugrah Narain Smarak Mahavidyalay


Co-Operaive College, Begusarai


K.S. +2 Higher Secondary School Shamho, Begusarai


M.B.H.D. Inter College, Rampur Bakhri, Begusarai


N.N Sinha High School, Begusarai


R.C.S College Manjhaul, Begusarai


R.D.P Girls High School, Manjhaul, Begusarai


S.S.S.M. Ch. College, Dhahaya, Begusarai


S.B.P College, Bhabhua


+2 high School, Karnpura, Kaimur (Bhabua)


High School Bhagwanpur, Kaimur (Bhabua)


Ramgarh Gram Bharti College, Bhabua, Kaimur


S.S High School, Adhaura, Kaimur (Bhabua


Murarka College Sultanganj, Bhagalpur


S.S.V College, Kahalgaon


T.N.B College, Bhagalpur


Inter School, Kharik, Bhagalpur


Madhusudan Sarvoday High School Bihpur, Bhagalpur


Project Inter School, Shahkund, Bhagalpur


Urdu Girls High School, Bhagalpur


M.M Mahila College, Ara


Maharaja College, Ara


Dilip Narayan +2 High School, Kahathu Masurhi, Bhojpur


Harbansh High School, Bhojpur


Harinaryan +2 High School Shahpur Patti, Bhojpur


Swami Shri Suryanath +2 High School, Saraiya, Bhojpur

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Asked Question

What is the admission criteria for Nalanda Open University BA?
Asked by guest

replied on 07-Sep-2023 19:36:58

Candidates should have finished their 10+2/HSC education in any stream to secure admission. The
admissions committee determines admission based on merit in the qualifying examination. To apply,
interested candidates must follow the university's official guidelines. It includes submitting a Nalanda
Open University application form and providing the necessary documents. To get admitted to your
chosen specialization, meet the eligibility criteria. Also, follow the university's application deadlines.

Asked by Aman mandal

replied on 06-Sep-2023 12:52:41

For admission to the Distance MBA course at Nalanda Open University, a candidate must be a graduate from any recognized university with a minimum of 45% marks.

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