Netaji Subhas Open University

Netaji Subhas Open University (NSOU) was grounded to remember and respect the efforts of great freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose. However this institute can come in existence only after act making provisions for its establishment was passed on 20th August 1997. It is the leading and most foremost State Open University of India. Its aim was as the same as principles given by Subhash Bose, that education is the birth right of everyone and it should reach the poor, the deprived, and the disadvantaged population. For this, the University has set up about 145 study centers which are controlled from four offices situated in Kolkata. Currently, the enrollment register shows an entry of almost 95, 000 students in NSOU.

Courses at Netaji Subhash Open University

Netaji Subhas Open University offers Doctoral, Post Graduate, Graduate, Bachelor's degree preparatory, Vocational training, PG Diploma, Diploma and certificate courses. These courses are offered through various study centers. The details are-

Ph. D

  • All subjects of Arts

  • Science-Mathematics, Geography, Environmental Science.

  • Commerce

  • Management

  • Computer science

  • Computer Application

  • Distance education

  • Interdisciplinary subjects

Master's Degree Courses

  • English

  • Bengali

  • English Language Teaching (ELT)

  • Mathematics

  • History

  • Education

  • Geography

  • Zoology

  • Commerce

  • Political Science

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

  • Master of Computer Application (MCA)

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Bachelor's Degree Program (BDP)

  1. Foundation Courses

    1. Bengali

    2. English

    3. Humanities & Social Science

    4. Science & technology

  2. BA (Honours)

    1. Bengali

    2. English

    3. History

    4. Economics

    5. Political Science

    6. Sociology

    7. Public Administration

  3. B Sc (Honours)

    1. Mathematic

    2. Physics

    3. Chemistry

    4. Botany

    5. Zoology

    6. Geography

  4. B Com (Honours): Accountancy

Bachelor's Preparatory Program (BPP)

This course has been specially framed for the people who could not complete their 10 + 2. With the admission in this course, candidates would get direct entry to Bachelor's degree programs.

Certificate Courses

  • Pre-primary teacher's training

  • English for Communication

  • Bengali Language

  • Human Rights

  • Aqua Culture

Vocational courses

  • Tailoring and dress designing

  • House wiring and armature winding

  • Repair and maintenance of Electrical and Electronic equipments

  • Automobile Repair and Maintenance

  • Advance Course on Tailoring and Dress designing

  • Advanced Diploma in Tailoring and Dress Designing

  • Advance Course on Automobile Engineering.

PG Diploma Courses

  • PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication

  • PG Diploma in English Language Teaching (DELT)

Diploma Courses

  • Entrepreneurship Development and Small Business Management

  • Medical Laboratory Technology

  • Yoga Therapy and Physiotherapy

  • Basic Photography, Advanced Photography

  • Advanced Pre-Primary Teachers'Training

  • Advertising and Public Relations.

NSOU Study Centers

NSOU has a number of study centers in almost all districts of West Bengal, these are-

  • Study Centers for Professional Courses

  • Study Centers for B. Ed. In Special Education

  • Center for Language Studies (this is NSOU's own study center)

Admission procedure at NSOU

Notifications regarding admission schedules are put up in leading newspapers during the month of May. The application form and information brochure can be obtained from various study centers and Allahabad Bank (Elgin Road branch, Kolkata)

Contact details of Netaji Subhash Open University

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