Nalanda Open University

Nalanda Open University (NOU) Patna

Courses, Admission 2023, Fee, Placement, Ranking, Contact

Established in 1987 under the Act of Bihar Government, Nalanda Open University (NOU) is a state university located in Bihar. The University is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of HRD, Government of India and Distance Education Bureau (DEB), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi since 1997 for imparting education via open and distance mode of learning (ODL). NOU is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), International Council of Open and Distance Education (ICDE) and Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) for improvement and up-gradation of its courses at the international level. NOU has 220 study centres dedicated to the distance education of the students. NOU operates 10 schools offering over 105 courses at UG, PG, certificate and PhD levels across 10 streams.

Nalanda Open University (NOU) Admission Highlights:

Name of the UniversityNalanda Open University [NOU], Patna
University TypeOpen University
Basic Admission CriteriaMerit-based
Application ModeOffline
Name of EntranceEntrance Test (for Ph.D.)
Entrance ModeOffline

NOU, Patna Fees & Eligibility

B.Ed₹25,000 (1st Year Fees)Graduation + CET
BA {Hons.}₹2,400 (1st Year Fees)10+2
PG Diploma₹5,500 (Total Fees)Graduation
M.A₹4,400 (1st Year Fees)Graduation
MJMC₹5,000 (1st Year Fees)Graduation
B.Lib.I.Sc₹5,500 (1st Year Fees)10+2
M.Sc₹4,400 (1st Year Fees)Graduation

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Bachelor of Education [B.Ed]

Total tuition Fees: ₹ 25,000 1st Yr Fees

NOU Admission Process

1. Go to the official website and click on the “Online Admission” link.

2. Now click on the New Admission option and create a new account if you are a new applicant.

3. Read all the instructions carefully and proceed further to register.

4. Upon successful registration, you will receive a username, password and OTP via email or SMS.

5. Using the above credentials fill the online application form with all the required details.

6. Also, upload the scanned images of documents.

7. Submit the application form after previewing.

8. Lastly, pay the requisite application fee online.

NOU Admission Dates 2023

Documents required for admission:

1. Class 10th and 12th Marksheets and Passing Certificate

2. Graduation degree and Degree Certificate

3. Scorecard of entrance exam taken by the candidate

4. Category Certificate (if applicable)

5. Govt. ID proof

6. Passport sized photographs

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Merit based Scholarships

Who is eligible: Any student seeking admission into Nalanda Open University and having their family income under INR 6 lakhs per annum can apply for this scholarship. Eligibility criteria also include securing a minimum aggregate score of 45% in the qualifying examination. 

NOU Placements 2023

ParticularsPlacement Statistics
Average packageINR 5 LPA
Highest packageINR 10 LPA
Popular recruitersHCL Technologies, Axis Bank ICICI Bank

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NOU Nalanda Location

Address :NOU Patna
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