NOU (Nalanda Open University) Patna Post Graduate Admission 2018

Last Updated - April 04 2018

Nalanda Open University, Patna, is the most renowned open university in Bihar founded in 1987. The university offers numerous undergraduate, postgraduate, research, diploma and certificate courses to those aspirants who are unable to take up formal education and are still desirous to upgrade their educational qualifications, via distance education.

Nalanda Open University provides Post Graduate courses in more than 20 branches and admission is on the basis of aspirant’s educational qualifications. Period of all the Post Graduate courses is 2 years except Master of Library Science (1 year).

  • Application forms can be submitted in offline method only.
  • If in case number of participants will be large in number, the university can organize an entrance examination for that course. 
  • Application form can be obtained by paying form fee of INR 350.
  • Selection will depend on the marks secured by the aspirant in Bachelor’s degree.

Nalanda Open University Post Graduate Branches

The university offers the master of arts, science, commerce and different other master courses in following branches.

  1. Master of Arts in Different branches are mentioned below:
EnglishEnvironmental ScienceGeography
HindiHistoryHome Science (to be introduced)
MagahiMaithiliPolitical Science
PsychologyPublic AdministrationRural Development
  1. Master of Science in Different branches are mentioned below:
Environmental ScienceZoologyGeography
Home Science (to be introduced)Mathematics---
  1. Master of Commerce
  2. Master of Journalism and Mass Communication
  3. Master of Computer Application
  4. Master of Library and Information Science

    11th Jul 2018 - 16th Aug 2018

  • Method of Application


Important Dates for NOU (Nalanda Open University) Patna Post Graduate Admission 2018

MA, MCA, M.Com & M.Sc
Registration11th Jul - 16th Aug, 2018

Nalanda Open University Post Graduate Eligibility Criteria 2018

At Least eligibility criteria for admission in Post Graduate courses are mentioned below:

  • For MA courses: Aspirant must have a bachelor or equivalent degree in any subject from a recognised university.
  • For Master of Journalism: Bachelor or equivalent degree in any subject or P.G. important; list-style-type:disc">For Master of Computer Application: BCA or B.Sc. in Computer science or Bachelor degree with Mathematics as a subject + Certificate in Computing 3 Years.
Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication.
  • For MSc Courses: Bachelor or equivalent degree in any related Science Subject from a recognised university.
  • For M.Com: Aspirant must have a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from a reputed university.
  • For Master of Library and Information: Bachelor degree in Library Science Information Science from a recognised university.
  • All the documents and application form must access the following address either by registered post or individually to

    The Registrar,
    Nalanda Open University, 3rd Floor,
    Biscoumann Bhawan,
    Patna 800 001, Bihar

    important; list-style-type:disc">Paste the photograph on the top of the application form and fill the course you have applied for.
  • Attach the following documents to the application form:
    1. Attested certificate of matriculation for proof of age.
    2. Attested Photocopy of the mark sheet of the qualifying examination,
    3. Attested Caste certificate, alloted by DM/DC/SDO or any other person authorized to issue such certificate for SC/ST/BC/OBC aspirants
    • Signatures required to be done on the offered space.
    • Fill all the details in the application form which comprises individual details, educational qualifications and work experience.

    Nalanda Open University Post Graduate Admission Selection Procedure 2018

    Admission is on the basis of participant’s performance in their qualifying examinations but if the aspirants will be in large number, the university can organize a written test as a selection procedure in 1 or 2 Post Graduate courses.

    • Three self-addressed envelopes of size 10 x 4.5 inch each i.e. one ticket-size photograph will be affixed on the admission form at the space offered, another photograph will be posted on the identity card and the third will be the need for identity card register. important; list-style-type:disc">The payment should be done via demand draft in favour of Nalanda Open University, payable at Patna.
    • 25% exemption from admission/ course fee will be given to women want admission in any course.
    • University will admit candidates following reservation rules of the state government

    Nalanda Open University Things to be kept in mind during admission procedure

    Aspirants must follow the instructions mentioned below to avoid any discrepancy before/during the admission procedure

    • Selected aspirants must pay the charges (need) at the time of admission.
    • Candidates are advised to retain a photocopy of the demand draft for their individual record.
    important; list-style-type:disc">Selection will be on the basis of qualifying exam and marks secured by them in it.
  • On the reverse side of the Demand Draft, applicants must write their name, admission form number and the name of the course he has applied for.
  • Original documents will be returned immediately after verification to the aspirants and the attested photocopy of the document will be kept for record.
  • If aspirants will be more than the need ones then all the participants will have to appear for the Entrance Test.
  • *The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification alloted by the University/College

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