Nalanda Open University, Bihar

Instituted in March 1987, Nalanda Open University got its identifying name from the famous Buddhist University of Nalanda, the ancient seat of learning. It was a result of an ordinance passed by the Bihar legislature. This University was established with a passionate objective of providing education to those who have been deprived of formal education. It is the only University whicch provides education through Distance and Open education compromising on the terms of eligibility, admission and course structure.

Courses Offered at Nalanda Open University

Degree courses at undergraduate level and degree as well as diploma courses at post graduate level are offered. Certificate courses for 6 or 9 months are also provided in this university. The details are-

Post Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Arts

  • Economics

  • Geography

  • Hindi

  • History

  • Magahi

  • Political Science

  • Sociology

  • Public Administrations

  • Psychology

  • Rural Development

  • Journalism and mass Communication

Master of Science

  • Geography

Other Master Degree Programs

  • Master of Library and Information Science

  • M. Com

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

  • Economics

  • Hindi

  • History

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

  • Social Work

  • Political Science

  • Geography

  • Tourism

  • Home Science

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Mathematics

  • Botany

  • Zoology

  • Geography

  • Home Science

Other Bachelor degree courses

  • B. Com

  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science.

  • Bachelor of Computer Application.

Major Certificate Courses

  • Certificate in Computing

  • Certificate in Library Science

  • Certificate in Physiotherapy and Yoga Therapy

  • Certificate in Operation Theater Assistant

  • Certificate in Abolition of Child Labor

  • Certificate in Bhojpuri Language

  • Certificate in Bio-fertilizer Production

  • Certificate in Buddhist Studies

  • Certificate in Child and Women Rights

  • Certificate in Child Psychology and Guidance

  • Certificate in Disaster Management

  • Certificate in Environment Studies

  • Certificate in Floriculture Technology

  • Certificate in Food and Nutrition

  • Certificate in Health and Environment

  • Certificate in HIV and Family Education

  • Certificate in Legal Awareness Among Women

  • Certificate in Nutrition and Child Care

Intermediate Courses

  • Intermediate pf Science

  • Intermediate of Arts

  • Intermediate of Commerce

Nalanda Open University Admissions

Eligibility Criteria: For entrance in post-graduate degree and diploma course, the candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in the same subject.

To work out in Bachelor's degree programs, result of passing the intermediate examination is required. For certificate and intermediate courses, matriculate students are eligible.

Eligible candidates having the required criteria can apply for their respective course. They need to collect a form and information brochure from the office of the university. As for documents, Photocopy of mark sheets are required at the time of admission.

Nalanda Open University Study Centers

Nalanda Open University has 28 Study Centers all over Bihar situated in cities like Jamshedpur and Ranchi and also in small towns like Katihar and Bettiah, thus catering to the educational needs of every section of the society, thereby fulfilling its objective.

Address Details

Nalanda Open University