• General Instructions
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Fee Structure
  • Study Centres



Information related to admission process can be accessed on this page.

General Instructions

Any eligible person can apply for admission in one of the courses of his choice, offered by the University. The admission form (Annexure-A) and prospectus may be obtained through Demand Draft of Rs. 300.00 from the sales counters of the University or by sending the demand draft of Rs.350.00 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 University function on all working days from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM. The admission form, supported by the photo copy of the following documents, must reach the Registrar, Nalanda Open University, 3rd Floor, Biscoumann Bhawan, Patna 800 001, Bihar, before the last date for submission of form, either personally or by registered post. Last date  for taking admission is -----------.

(Download Admission Form 2013( For Ist Year Admission)

Document required with the admission form :

  • Attested Photocopy of the mark sheet of the qualifying examination, which has been prescribed as eligibility condition by the University for getting admission in the desired course and Attested certificate of marticulation for proof of age.

  • Attested Caste certificate, issued by DM/DC/SDO or any other person authorised to issue such Certificate for SC/ST/BC/OBC candidates, seeking admission on reserved quota.

  • Candidates, applying for B.Ed. course, must deposit all prescribed documents along with the admission form, as per requirement of that course which shall be intimated to them separately.

Things to be kept in mind :

  • Original documents (marks sheet of qualifying examination and certificate of marticulation exam). The original document will be returned to the candidate immediately after verification and comparison with the attested photocopy submitted by the candidate and the attested photocopy of the document will be kept by the University for record.

  • Three self addresses envelops of size 10x4.5 inch each. One ticket-size photograph will be affixed on the admission form at the space provided. Another photograph will be pasted on the identity card and the third will be required for identity card register. All the three photographs must be attested by a competent authority. Candidates are required to write their name on the reverse of the unpasted photographs.

  • The candidate selected for admission must pay the required charges in full at the time of admission. The payment must be made through demand draft in favour of Nalanda Open University, payable at Patna.

  • 25% fee concession to Woman seeking admission in any course.

  • On the reverse side of the Demand Draft, the candidate must write his/her name, admission form number and the name of the course he has applied for.

  • Candidates are advised to retain photocopy of the demand draft for their own record.

Eligibility Criteria

The following are the minimum requirement for admission to various courses:

Sl. No. Name of the Course Eligibility /Qualification Duration of the course
1. Ph.D. (Program is suspended till further order) Post Graduation in Relevant Area*  
2. Master's Degree in Arts Subjects Bachelor or equivalent Degree in any subject 2 Years
3. Master's Degree in Science Subjects Bachelor or equivalent Degree in the concerned Science subject 2 Years

1 Year

5. MJMC Bachelor Degree or equivalent Degree in any subject or PGDJMC

2 Years

6. MCA BCA/ B.Sc.(Computer Science) or Bachelor's Degree with Mathematics as subject + Certificate in Computing 3 Years
7. Master's Degree in Commerce Bachelor's Degree in Commerce

2 Years

8. P.G.Diploma Courses Bachelor's Degree or equivalent*

1 Year

9. B.Ed Courses Bachelor's Degree in any subject with atleast 45% marks at graduate level plus 2 Years teaching experience 2 Years
10. BLIS Bachelor Degree or equivalent*

1 Year

11. Bachelor's Degree in Arts Subjects Intermediate in any stream 3 Years
12. Bachelor's Degree in Science Subjects Intermediate in Science 3 Years
13. Bachelor's Degree Courses (B.Com) Intermediate in any stream

3 Years

14. BCA Intermediate with Maths or I.A with Certificate in Computing

3 Years

15. Intermediate Matriculation or Equivalent

2 Years

16. Certificate Courses Matriculation or Intermediate as per requirement of each programme

9/6 Months

*Conditions Apply
Note : Only such degrees and certificates will be considered as equivalent which have been recognized as such by the Academic Council of the Nalanda Open University

Fee Structure

  COURSE NAME Fee(Per Year) except Ph.D Programme

25% discount for women candidates on all course fees

[I] Ph.D. Programme (Suspended till further order) Suspended till further order
    (A) Arts Stream  
  1. M.A. (Bhojpuri) 3000/-

M.A. (Economics)


  3. M.A. (Education) 3000/-
  4. M.A. (Environmental Studies) 3000/-

M.A. (Geography)



M.A. (Hindi)



M.A. (History)


M.A. (Magahi)



M.A. (Political Science)


M.A. (Psychology)

  11. M.A. (Sociology) 3000/-
  12. M.A. (Public Administration) 3000/-
  13. M.A. (Rural Development) 3000/-
14. M.A. (Sanskrit) 3000/-
15. M.A. (Urdu) 3000/-
(B) Science Stream
  16. M.Sc. (Botany) 3000/-
  17. M.Sc. (Chemistry) 3000/-
  18. M.Sc. (Geography) 3000/-
  19. M.Sc. (Mathematics) 3000/-
  20. M.Sc. (Physics) 3000/-
  21. M.Sc. (Zoology) 3000/-
    (C) Commerce Stream  
  22. M.Com. 3000/-
    (D) Media Stream  
  23. MJMC 3500/-
    (E) Computer Science Stream  
24. MCA 7500/-
(E) Library Science Stream
25. MLIS 6500/-



Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management



Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management



Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication



Post Graduate Diploma in Yogic Studies


  30. Bachelor of Education 8000/-
  31. BLIS 5000/-


    (A) Arts Stream  

B.A. Honours (Economics)


  33. B.A. Honours (Geography) 2000/-

B.A. Honours (Hindi)



B.A. Honours (History)


  36. B.A. Honours (Pol. Science) 2000/-
  37. B.A. Honours (Psychology) 2000/-
  38. B.A. Honours (Sociology) 2000/-
  39. B.A. Honours (Social Work) 2000/-
  40. B.A. Honours (Tourism) 2000/-
  41. B.A. Honours (Home Science) 2000/-
    (B) Science Stream  

B.Sc. Honours (Botany)

  43. B.Sc. Honours (Chemistry) 2000/-
  44. B.Sc. Honours (Geography) 2000/-
  45. B.Sc. Honours (Mathematics) 2000/-
  46. B.Sc. Honours (Physics) 2000/-
  47. B.Sc. Honours (Zoology) 2000/-
  48. B.Sc. Honours (Home Science) 2000/-
    (C) Commerce Stream  
  49. Bachelor of Commerce 2000/-
  50. BBA 5500/
  51. Bachelor In Computer Application (BCA) 5000/



Intermediate of Arts



Intermediate of Commerce


  54. Intermediate of Science




    (A) Agriculture Certificate Courses  
  55. Certificate in Bio-fertilizer Production 1200/-
  56. Certificate in Floriculture Technology 1200/-
  57. Certificate in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 1200/-
  58. Certificate in Soil Health Management 1200/-
    (B) Child and Women Related Certificate Courses  
  59. Certificate in Abolition of Child Labour 1200/-
  60. Certificate in Child Psychology and Guidance 1200/-
  61. Certificate in Child and Women Rights 1200/-
  62. Certificate in Legal Awareness Among Women 1200/-
  63. Certificate in Nutrition and Child Care 1200/-
    (C) Health and Environment Related Certificate Courses  
  64. Certificate in Environment Studies 1200/-
  65. Certificate in Food and Nutrition 1200/-

Certificate in Health & Environment



Certificate in HIV and Family Education


    (D) Para Medical Courses  
  68. Certificate in Basic Medical Assistance & Nursing Care 1200/-
  69. Certificate in Clinical Dental Technique 1200/-
  70. Certificate in Dental Mechanic 1200/-
  71. Certificate in Dental & Oral Hygiene 1200/-
  72. Certificate in ECG Technique 1200/-
  73. Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technique 1200/-
  74. Certificate in Optometry and Ophthalmic Assistance 1200/-
  75. Certificate in Operation Theatre Assistantship 1200/-
  76. Certificate in Physiotherapy and Yoga Therapy 1200/-
  77. Certificate in Radiography and Imaging Technique 1200/-
    (E) Language Based Certificate  Courses  
  78. Certificate in Bhojpuri Language 1200/-
  79. Certificate in Magahi  Language 1200/-
  80. Certificate in Maithli  Language 1200/-
  81. Certificate in Pali Language 1200/-
  82. Certificate in Prakrit Language 1200/-
  83. Certificate in Sanskrit Language 1200/-
  84. Certificate in Urdu Language 1200/-
    (F) Religion Based Certificate  Courses  
  85. Certificate in Buddhist Studies 1200/-
  86. Certificate in Christian Studies 1200/-
  87. Certificate in Hindu Studies 1200/-
  88. Certificate in Islamic Studies 1200/-
  89. Certificate in Jain Studies 1200/-
  90. Certificate in Sikh Studies 1200/-
    (G) Computer Based and Miscellaneous  Certificate  Courses  
  91. Certificate in Computing 1200/-
  92. Certification in Home Usages of Computers Suspended
  93. Certificate in Disaster Management 1200/-
  94. Certificate in Indian Constitution & Panchayati Raj 1200/-
  95. Certificate in Insurance Services 1200/-
  96. Certificate in Library & Information Science 1200/-
  97. Certificate in Computer Network Administration (CCNA of CISCO) Discovery - 8000/-

Exploration - 11000/-

  98 Certificate in Clinical Dental Technique 4500/-
  99 Certificate in Dental & Oral Hygine 4500/-
  100 Certificate in ECG Technique 4500/-
  101 Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technique 4500/-
  102 Certificate in Physiotherapy & Yoga Therapy 4500/-
  103 Certificate in OT Assistance 4500/-
  104 Certificate in Radiography & Imaging 4500/-
  105 Certificate in Optometry & Ophthalmic Assistance 4500/-
  106 Certificate in Basic Medical Assistance & Nursing Care 4500/-
  107 Certificate in Dental Mechanics 4500/-
  108 Certificate in Interior Decoration 4500/-
  109 Certificate in Artificial Insemination  Minor Vet nary Services 5500/-

Study Centres

Sl. No. Name of the centre Location Telephone No.
1. A B M College Jamshedpur  
2. Deoghar College Deoghar  
3. D A V College Siwan  
4. Gopalganj College Gopalganj  
5. Jagannath Jain College Koderma  
6. Jagdam College Chhapra  
7. M L T College Saharsa  
8. Mahila College Khagaria  
9. M J K College Bettiah  
10. M S College Motihari  
11. M V College Buxar  
12. Markham College Hazaribagh  
13. M J M College Katihar  
14. Nalanda College Biharsharif  
15. Patna Training College Patna  
16. Patna College Patna  
17. Purnia College Purnia  
18. T K Roy Memorial College Dhanbad  
19. Parvati Vigyan College Madhepura  
20. Ranchi Womens College Ranchi  
21. R D & D J College Monghyr  
22. S B P College Bhabhua  
23. S S College Jehanabad  
24. St. Xavier College of Education Digha, Patna  
25. S S College Sasaram  
26. T N B College Bhagalpur  
27. Womens Training College Patna  
28. M.A.R.L. Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya Darbhanga