About Nalanda Open University

Nalanda Open University was established in 1987.University is recognised by the Distance Education Council ( DEC ), University Grants Commission, and Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

Nalanda Open University is the only University in the State of Bihar meant for imparting learning exclusively through the system of distance education.

At present, the Nalanda Open University is functioning from its camp office at Biscomaun Bhawan, 2nd,3rd,4th and 12th Floors, Patna 800 001. The Nalanda Open University has established at its camp office at Patna a well equipped and fully automated modern office in an area of approximately 60,000 sq. feet, which houses an examination centre for about 1000 students, a state of the art Library with about 50,000 titles and a computer laboratory of about 300 IBM Pentium-4 computers, apart from administrative offices and other infra-structures. The Nalanda Open University is recognised by the Distance Education Council ( DEC ), University Grants Commission, and Ministry of HRD, Government of India for imparting education through distance mode.

Nalanda Open University Admission 2011:-

Any eligible person can apply for admission in one of the courses of his choice, offered by the NOU University. The admission form ( Annexure – A ) and prospectus may be obtained through Demand Draft of Rs.200.00 from the sales counters of the NOU University or by sending the demand draft of Rs.250 by registered post, drawn in favour of Nalanda Open University, Payable at Patna. No money order or postal order is accepted. The demand draft must be made in the name of Nalanda Open University payable at Patna. The sales counters of the Nalanda Open University function on all working days from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

NOU Courses

Nalanda Open University Courses Patna

Name of the NIOS Institue CourseAgeEligibility Criteria for NIOS Courses 2011
Secondary ( Class X ) ( Stream I, Block I )14 years as on 31st January, 2013Class VIII passed or Self Certificate ( as prescribed in the Admission Form ).
Senior Secondary ( Class XII ) ( Stream I, Block I )
15th years as on 31st January, 2013Secondary ( Class X ) passed from any recognized board

General Category (Fee include PCP*, Registration Fee and cost of material) Exempted from PCP* feeMaleFemaleSC / ST, Ex - Service Men / Handicapped
Without Late FeeWithout Late FeeWithout Late Fee
Secondary Course

(i) for 5 subjects
1000 750 550
(ii) for an additional Subject 150 150 150
Senior Secondary Course

(i) for 5 subjects
1150 900 625
(ii) for an additional Subject 180 180 180


NOU Affiliated Colleges

Affiliated Colleges Nalanda Open University

Allahabad ( 0532 - 2548154 )

Guwahati ( 0361 - 2650541, 2651201 )Chandigarh ( 0172 - 2744915 )Kolkata ( 033 - 24797714 )
Bengaluru ( 080 - 23464222 )Hyderabad ( 040 - 24162859 )Dehradun ( 0135 - 2623929 )Patna ( 0612 - 2545051 )
Bhopal ( 0755 - 2661842, 2660669 )Jaipur ( 0141 - 2292818 )Delhi ( 0120 - 2404914 - 15,2404787 )Pune ( 020 - 25444667 )
Bhubaneshwar ( 0674 - 2597287 )Kochi ( 0484 - 2335714 )Gandhinagar ( 079 - 23220410 )Vishakhapatnam ( 0891 - 2564584 )


NOU Contact

Contact Nalanda University

Nalanda Open University,
2nd / 3rd Floor,
Biscomaun Bhawan,
Gandhi Maidan,
Patna – 800 001, Bihar,
Phone : 0612 – 2201013, 0612 – 2206916,
Fax : 0612 – 2201001,
Email : nalopuni@sancharnet.in,
Website : www.nalandaopenuniversity.com.


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4 thoughts on “Nalanda Open University – NOU University

  1. sir,
    i want to do phd in hindi through distance education NOU. plese tell me the eligibility date of admissin for the year 2016-17 and the fee stucture.

    thank you

  2. sir i want to know detail of master of rular development course because i want to do it.

  3. I am looking for the nalanda university deoghar office address and contact number

  4. I am an Ex Indin Air force and working in HP Power Corporation as a Junior Officer(R&R).I am B-Tech in ECE,Bsc,M.A.in Sociology. I want to do the Phd in Sociology/Social work.Kindly tell me obout this weather I can do Phd Sociology/Social work in NOU by distance learning. My contact No. is 09418389753.

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