NOU Nalanda Open University

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University: Nalanda Open University

Address: 2nd/3rd Floor, Biscomaun Bhawan, Gandhi Maidan, Patna, Bihar 800001

Phone: 0612 220 6916

Chancellor: Keshari Nath Tripathi

Courses: M.A. (Bhojpuri) M.A. (Economics) (MJMC) (MCA) (MLIS) M.Sc. B.A. Honours (Economics) B.A. Honours (Education) B.Sc. (Honours) B.Sc. (Honours) B. Com. (Hons.) (BBA) (BCA) (Intermediate of Arts) (Certificate in Legal Awareness Among Women) (Certificate in Interior Decoration) etc………

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University Type: Public/Offered

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Founded Year: March 1987


Vice-chancellor: Dr. Ravindra Kumar Sinha

The Nalanda Open University is the only University in the State of Bihar meant for imparting learning exclusively through the system of distance education. The University was established in March, 1987 by an ordinance, promulgated by the Government of Bihar. The University came under the authority and jurisdiction of the new Act automatically. The University is named after the famous Nalanda University of Ancient India. At present, the University is functioning from its camp office at Biscomaun Bhawan, 2nd,3rd,4th and 12th Floors, Patna 800 001. The 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.

The 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. Due to this, university has a good reputation in the education field and also has a good ranking in google ranking and search engine.  This university is to Provide educational opportunities to those who are unable to take up formal education and are still desirous to upgrade their educational qualifications and acquire knowledge in various fields of learning through the print medium (correspondence course).

 University has also provides flexibility in matters of eligibility for enrolment for higher education, age of entry, choice of course, methods of learning, conduct of examination and operation of programmes. University special facilities to groups like, elderly people, in-service personnel, housewives, people living in remote areas, socially disadvantaged people of the society and all others who wish to upgrade their skill and acquire higher academic qualification through distance education.

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