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Nalanda Open University

Patna, Bihar | Reviews/Ratings: - Add Review
Established : 1987 | Accredited/Approved : DEC | Affiliated : University of Bihar

Overview Nalanda Open University

The University aims at providing distance education to the students and makes them into professionals in the field of management and technology. The students who cannot have full time education but have interest in pursuing higher education are helped through this program.

  • They offer diploma and degree courses for improving research activities to impart quality education to the students.
  • The University creates knowledge among the students about the requirement of higher education and vacancies in the required field.
  • They provide courses in fields like agricultural, rural, commercial and industrial and the course curriculum is designed to make them understand the economic and social needs of the society.
  • They provide affordable education to the students of all the sectors in the society in order to make the management level of the country to a greater level.

Founded in

1987 March

Type

State Open University

Recognized by

IGNOU, Distance Education Council, Maidan Garhi, Delhi

Chancellor

Lalji Tandon

Affiliation

University grants commission

Courses offered

Diploma, UG, PG and certificate courses

Admission

Merit based and Entrance exam based

Scholarship

Provided for meritorious students

Nalanda Open University Courses

Nalanda Open University offers bachelor degree, master degree and certification courses in various streams. The university offers UG and PG courses arts, science, commerce and management. The courses offered by this university benefits the students with excellent student support service, flexibility in regards to eligibility, course structure and admission.

There are 10 schools functioning under Nalanda Open University to cater quality education to the students of the state, 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

B.Sc at Nalanda Open University: The B.Sc course offered by this university is for the duration of years which can be extended up to 5 years. The eligibility criteria for the B.Sc course at this institute is 12th completion in science stream. The institute offers bachelor degree course in science in 16 different specializations. The B.Sc course offered by Nalanda Open University charges the fees structure of INR 2400/-  for one year for male candidates and INR 1800/- for one year for female candidates.

Specializations

Fees (Female)

Fees (Male)

Botany

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Chemistry

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Home Science

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Mathematics

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Physics

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Zoology

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Geography

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Statistics

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

BA at Nalanda Open University: The Bachelor of Arts course at Nalanda Open University offers 14 different specializations. The only eligibility for the course is intermediate completion from a recognized university. Candidates can choose any of the specializations offered by this institute based on the intermediate score. The course fee for BA at this institute is around is INR 2400/- per annum for male candidates and INR 1800/- per annum for female candidates.

Specializations

Fees (Female)

Fees (Male)

Economics

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Education

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Geography

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Hindi

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

History

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Home Science

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Journalism

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Political Science

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Psychology

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Public Administration

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Sociology

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Social Work

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Tourism

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

Statistics

INR 1800/- Per Annum

INR 2400/- Per Annum

BBA Nalanda Open University: This 3 years BBA course at Nalanda University has the eligibility criteria for intermediate completion with minimum of 45% aggregate score from a recognized board. This university has the maximum duration of 6 years to complete the course which consists of 6 semesters, whereas the minimum duration for this course to complete is 3 years. BBA course at this institute charges the fee of INR 6000/- for boys and INR 4500/- for girls.

Fees for Female Candidates

INR 4500/- per annum

Fees for Male Candidates

INR 6000/- per annum

B.Com at Nalanda Open University: To seek admission at bachelor degree in commerce, candidates will have to attain a minimum of 45% in 10+2 in commerce domain. B.Com (Hons.) offered by this institute is offered for 3 years duration which can be extend up to 6 years. The course fee for the B.Com course is around INR 7200/- for male candidates and INR 5400/- for female candidates.

Fees for Female Candidates

INR 1800/- per annum

Fees for Male Candidates

INR 2400/- per annum

BCA at Nalanda Open University: BCA course at Nalanda University has the minimum eligibility of 12th completion with computer science or mathematics as a mandatory subjects. Candidates with certification course in computing such as IA or CIC are also eligible to seek admission for BCA course at this university. The course fee at NOU is approximately INR 6000/- for males and INR 4500/- for females.

Fees for Female Candidates

INR 4500/- per annum

Fees for Male Candidates

INR 6000/- per annum

PGDM Nalanda Open University: Post graduation diploma in management is for the duration of one year and the course will be offered in 6 different specializations. The course fee will be around INR 4400 /- male candidates and INR 3300/- for female candidates. The eligibility criteria for the PGDM course is graduation completion with a minimum of 45% aggregate score from a recognized university.

Specialization

Fees (Male)

Fees (Female)

Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management

INR 4400/-

INR 3300/-

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management

INR 4400/-

INR 3300/-

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication

INR 4400/-

INR 3300/-

Post Graduate Diploma in Yogic Studies

INR 4400/-

INR 3300/-

Post Graduate Diploma in Information & Public Relations

INR 4400/-

INR 3300/-

Post Graduate Diploma in Hindi English Translation

INR 4400/-

INR 3300/-

M.Com at Nalanda Open University: Aspirants willing to seek admission in M.Com course should have completed B.Com course from a recognized university. The institute offers this course for the duration of 2 years and the maximum time period given to complete this course is four years. The course fee for M.Com at this institute is around INR 2700/- for female candidates and INR 3600/- for male candidates.

Fees for Female Candidates

INR 2700/- per annum

Fees for Male Candidates

INR 3600/- per annum

MA at Nalanda Open University: For the students wiling to seek admission at NOU in MA course is completion of bachelor degree in arts degree program in the relevant stream. The candidates with minimum of 45% in graduation are eligible to apply for the course. The MA course offered at this institute is 8 different specializations and the course fee is approximately INR 2700/- for female candidates and INR 3600/- for male candidates.

Specializations

Fees (Female)

Fees (Male)

Bhojpuri

INR 2700/- per annum

INR 3600/- per annum

Economics

INR 2700/- per annum

INR 3600/- per annum

Education

INR 2700/- per annum

INR 3600/- per annum

Environmental Science

INR 2700/- per annum

INR 3600/- per annum

Geography

INR 2700/- per annum

INR 3600/- per annum

Hindi

INR 2700/- per annum

INR 3600/- per annum

History

INR 2700/- per annum

INR 3600/- per annum

Magahi

INR 2700/- per annum

INR 3600/- per annum

Maithili

INR 2700/- per annum

INR 3600/- per annum

Political Science

INR 2700/- per annum

INR 3600/- per annum

Psychology

INR 2700/- per annum

INR 3600/- per annum

Public Administration

INR 2700/- per annum

INR 3600/- per annum

Rural Development

INR 2700/- per annum

INR 3600/- per annum

Sanskrit

INR 2700/- per annum

INR 3600/- per annum

Sociology

INR 2700/- per annum

INR 3600/- per annum

Urdu

INR 2700/- per annum

INR 3600/- per annum

MCA at Nalanda Open University: After completion of 3 years BCA course candidates can apply for the MCA course at this institute. Or after completion of 4 years engineering course in computer science domain candidates can apply for the MCA course at NOU. The course duration at this institute is 3 years and the course fee is approximately INR 10000/- for male candidates and INR 7500/- for the females candidates for one year.

Fees for Female Candidates

INR 7500/- per annum

Fees for Male Candidates

INR 10000/- per annum

Ph.D at Nalanda Open University: The Ph.D course offered by this university is for the duration or two to four year duration. The minimum eligibility criteria for the Ph.D course is completion of master degree program with a minimum of 55% aggregate score in the relevant stream from a recognized university. Along with the aggregate score in master degree the candidates will have to secure a valid score in the eligibility test conducted by the university to seek admission. This course offers 15 different specializations and the course fee for all the specializations are around INR 20000/-

Specializations

Total Fees

Economics

INR 20000/-

Education

INR 20000/-

Geography

INR 20000/-

Hindi

INR 20000/-

History

INR 20000/-

Psychology

INR 20000/-

Political Science

INR 20000/-

Sociology

INR 20000/-

Botany

INR 20000/-

Urdu

INR 20000/-

Mathematics

INR 20000/-

Chemistry

INR 20000/-

Physics

INR 20000/-

Zoology

INR 20000/-

Commerce

INR 20000/-

Nalanda Open University Admission

Admission at Nalanda Open University will be based on the eligibility criteria set by the university based on the courses opted by the candidates. Candidates can apply for the course through online and offline mode. For online mode admission candidates will have to apply for the courses via university official website and for the offline mode admission candidates will have to visit the university or the study center and submit the duly filled application form. 

  • For all the undergraduate degree course the eligibility criteria set is intermediate completion with minimum of 50% aggregate score in relevant stream.
  • For the post-graduation degree course the eligibility is graduation completion with a valid score from a recognized university in the relevant stream.
  • For doctoral program, it is mandatory for the candidates to seek a minimum aggregate score of 50% in master degree program from a recognized university in the relevant discipline.

Documents required for admission at Nalanda Open University

  • Photo copy of qualifying examination’s marks sheet along with the copy of candidate’s age proof.
  • Caste certificate issued by DC, DM, SDO or any other authorized authorities in case of reserved category candidates.
  • Demand drafts copy drawn in the favor of ‘Nalanda Open University’ to ensure the successful fee payment.

Nalanda Open University Fees

In the below mentioned table the course fee structure of each course offered by Nalanda Open University is mentioned. The course fee at this university is nominal and the course fee can be paid through demand draft. The DD for the course payment fee has to been in the favor of ‘Nalanda Open University, Patna’.

Nalanda Open University Study Centers

University has established 55 study center across Bihar state in 51 cities. Applicants can choose the nearby study center according to their preferences. Other than 55 study centers the university has established various other centers to benefit the students.

Location

Name of the center

Arrah

Maharaj College

Araria

Araria College

Arwal, (Kaler)

S. D. S College

Aurangabad

S. S. College

Banka

P. B. S. College

Barh

A. N. S. College

Begusarai

Co-operative College

Bettiah

M. J. K. College

Bhabhua

S. B. P. College

Bhagalpur

T. N. B. College

Biharsharif

Nalanda College

Bokaro

Bokaro Steel City College

Buxar

M. V. College

Chapra

Jagdam College

Dalsingsarai

R. B. College Samastipur

Darbhanga

M.A.R.S.S.Mahavidyalaya

Deoghar

Deoghar College

Dhanbad

P.K. Rai Memorial College

Dumraon

D. K. College

Forbisganj

Forbisganj College

Gaya

A. M. College

Gopalganj

Kamla Rai College

Hazaribagh

Markham College

Jamsedpur

A. B. M. College

Jamui

K.K.M. College

Jehanabad

S.S. College

Katihar

K. B. J. College

Katihar

M. J. M. College

Khagaria

Mahila College

Kishanganj

Marwari College

Koderma

J.J.College Jhumari Tilaiya

Laheria Sarai

M. K. College

Lakhisarai

K. S. S. College

Madhepura

Parvati Vigyan College

Madhubani

JMDPL College

Madhubani

R. K. College

Motihari

M. S. College

Munger

R.D. & D.J. College

Muzaffarpur

R. M. Lohia College

Nirmali

H. P. S. College

Pakur

K. K. M. College

Patna

A. N. College

Patna

Dr. V.K.A.D. Trust

Patna

MGM College

Purnea

Purnea College

Ranchi

Ranchi College Ranchi

Rohtas

Anjabit Singh College

Saharsa

M. L. T. College

Samastipur

R. N. A. R. College

Sasaram

S. S. College

Sheikhpura

R. D. College

Sitamarhi

R. K. J. College

Siwan

D. A. V. College

Sultanganj

Murarka College Bhagalpur

Supaul

B. S. S. College

FAQ’s

What type of University is the Nalanda Open University?

Nalanda Open University is state open university functioning under the mentorship of Bihar State Government.

Is the Nalanda Open University accredited for distance programs?

Nalanda State Open University is been accredited by University Grants Commission (UGC) and Distance Education Bureau (DEB).

What is the procedure of obtaining the university’s prospectus and admission form?

Candidates after the payment of the prospectus fee INR 350/- can apply for it through online mode or collect it from the nearby study center. The institute also charges the postal charges of INR 50/- to deliver the material.

Should I submit my original documents during the application process?

There is no need for the candidates to submit any of the original documents during the application process.

At what point will I be required to provide the original documents? Can I send them by post?

Only at the time for verification process the candidates will have to submit their original documents. Candidates should be physically present at the time of documents verification process.

What is the fee concession policy for the university?

The fee concession at this institute will be for the candidates belong to the PwD, SC, or ST candidates. The university also offers fee concession even for the female candidates.

Which method can I use to pay the school fees/application fees?

Candidates can make the fee payment through demand draft, drawn in the favor of ‘Nalanda Open University, Patna’.

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Nalanda Open University Course fee structure

CourseFeesDuration
BCA - Information Technology Request 3 years
BCA - Computer Science Request 3 years
BCA - Computer Application Request 3 years
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Reviews

by Akhilesh, 23 Oct 2019
Class of 2019
Rating
5/5

Our college is named after famous Buddhist Nalanda, provides distance education several courses for less fees. As there was no distance MBA offered I tend to choose PGDM in financial management and the duration is less than Distance MBA that is just 1 year. So my questions before applying for the college were how is Nalanda Open University? Is Nalanda Open University good for PGDM? How can I get admission in Nalanda Open University? What is the Nalanda Open University fee structure? Because I am not from a financially sound background so opted for less fee structure college as I am working and simultaneously planned to study. Nalanda Open University is the only university imparting learning through distance education in Bihar since then they maintain the quality and are able to meet several milestones. PGDM is just similar to MBA and the course curriculum is designed to meet the higher promotion level in the industry. Based on bachelors’ degree merit Nalanda Open University admissions are offered. And one year fee structure of Nalanda Open University of Distance MBA is INR 5.5k.

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Asked question

VIKASH KUMARasked on 12-Apr-2020 06:59:19
I want ato admission MBA
Gopal Jeeasked on 28-Feb-2020 16:29:35
What is the process for admission

replied on 05-Mar-2020 04:55:56

Candidates with bachelor’s degree from any stream can apply for distance MBA, on basis of merit in the bachelor’s degree Nalanda Open University admissions to distance MBA will be offered. Eligible candidates in the official website of the university candidates can download the application form and fill it to proceed with the admissions.

ANUBHAV KUMARasked on 18-Feb-2020 00:20:27
how can apply for application form

replied on 18-Feb-2020 07:06:11

In the official website of the university candidates with minimum eligibility can apply for the college by downloading the admission form submitting the completed form to the Nalanda Open University admission section

Kumod kumarasked on 13-Jan-2020 14:22:51
PGDM duration and fees

replied on 14-Jan-2020 06:09:11

The duration of PGDM under distance education is for one year and Nalanda Open University PGDM fee for one year is approx. INR 5.5k which is affordable to students.

Chandanasked on 20-Sep-2019 02:25:00
Is NOU MBA valid for UGC NET ?

replied on 16-Oct-2019 05:18:14

Nalanda Open University is UGC recognised university and Nalanda Open University admission will be on basis of marks.

priyanka kumariasked on 11-Jul-2017 06:39:31
What is the course duration & fee structure about distance MBA from banking & finance subject.
sweta kumariasked on 12-May-2017 14:08:15
i want to do mba from nou so, i want every features like fee ,, sub., materials and other things . so please guide me
ANKIT KUMARasked on 05-May-2017 09:00:37
Dear Sir,I am interested admission in Distance MBA from NOU. I want know your policy for admission , please send our email.

Contact Information

Contact Numbers:

0612-2201013

Email ID:

nalopuni@sancharnet.in

Address:

2nd/3rd Floor, Biscomaun Bhawan , Gandhi Maidan, Patna, Bihar, India

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