• 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 admission has been extended till 31-10-2015 with late fine 0f Rs 750/-.

(Download Admission Form 2015( 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 a subject 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 (Date for Admission has not been decided) 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) 3600/-

M.A. (Economics)


  3. M.A. (Education) 3600/-
  4. M.A. (Environmental Studies) 3600/-

M.A. (Geography)



M.A. (Hindi)



M.A. (History)


M.A. (Magahi)


M.A. (Maithili)



M.A. (Political Science)


M.A. (Psychology)

  12. M.A. (Sociology) 3600/-
  13. M.A. (Public Administration) 3600/-
  14. M.A. (Rural Development) 3600/-
15. M.A. (Sanskrit) 3600/-
16. M.A. (Urdu) 3600/-
17. M.A. (English) 3600/-
(B) Science Stream
  18. M.Sc. (Botany) 3600/-
  19. M.Sc. (Chemistry) 3600/-
  20 M.Sc. (Environmental Science) 3600/-
  21. M.Sc. (Geography) 3600/-
  22. M.Sc. (Mathematics) 3600/-
  23. M.Sc. (Physics) 3600/-
  24. M.Sc. (Zoology) 3600/-
    (C) Commerce Stream  
  25. M.Com. 3600/-
    (D) Media Stream  
  26. MJMC 4000/-
    (E) Computer Science Stream  
27. MCA 10,000/-
(F) Library Science Stream
28. MLIS 8000/-



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



Post Graduate Diploma in Information & Public Relations



Post Graduate Diploma in Hindi English Translation


  35. Bachelor of Education 20,000/-(Date for Admission has not been decided)
  36. BLIS 5500/-


    (A) Arts Stream  

B.A. Honours (Economics)



B.A. Honours (Education)


  39. B.A. Honours (Geography) 2400/-

B.A. Honours (Hindi)



B.A. Honours (History)



B.A. Honours (Journalism & Mass Communication)


  43. B.A. Honours (Pol. Science) 2400/-
  44. B.A. Honours (Psychology) 2400/-

B.A. Honours (Public Administration)


  46. B.A. Honours (Sociology) 2400/-
  47. B.A. Honours (Social Work) 2400/-
  48. B.A. Honours (Tourism) 2400/-
  49. B.A. Honours (Home Science) 2400/-
  50. B.A. Honours (Statistics) 2400/-
    (B) Science Stream  

B.Sc. Honours (Botany)

  52. B.Sc. Honours (Chemistry) 2400/-
  53. B.Sc. Honours (Geography) 2400/-
  54. B.Sc. Honours (Mathematics) 2400/-
  55. B.Sc. Honours (Physics) 2400/-
  56. B.Sc. Honours (Zoology) 2400/-
  57. B.Sc. Honours (Home Science) 2400/-
  58. B.Sc. Honours (Statistics) 2400/-
    (C) Commerce Stream  
  59. Bachelor of Commerce 2400/-
  60. BBA 6000/
  61. Bachelor In Computer Application (BCA) 6000/



Intermediate of Arts



Intermediate of Commerce


  64. Intermediate of Science




    (A) Agriculture Certificate Courses  
  65. Certificate in Bio-fertilizer Production 1325/-
  66. Certificate in Floriculture Technology 1325/-
  67. Certificate in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 1325/-
  68. Certificate in Soil Health Management 1325/-
    (B) Child and Women Related Certificate Courses  
  69. Certificate in Abolition of Child Labour 1325/-
  70. Certificate in Child Psychology and Guidance 1325/-
  71. Certificate in Child and Women Rights 1325/-
  72. Certificate in Legal Awareness Among Women 1325/-
  73. Certificate in Nutrition and Child Care 1325/-
    (C) Health and Environment Related Certificate Courses  
  74. Certificate in Environment Studies 1325/-
  75. Certificate in Food and Nutrition 1325/-

Certificate in Health & Environment



Certificate in HIV and Family Education


    (D) Para Medical Courses  
  78. Certificate in Basic Medical Assistance & Nursing Care 5000/-
  79. Certificate in Clinical Dental Technique 5000/-
  80. Certificate in Dental Mechanic 5000/-
  81. Certificate in Dental & Oral Hygiene 5000/-
  82. Certificate in ECG Technique 5000/-
  83. Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technique 5000/-
  84. Certificate in Optometry and Ophthalmic Assistance 5000/-
  85. Certificate in Operation Theatre Assistantship 5000/-
  86. Certificate in Physiotherapy and Yoga Therapy 5000/-
  87. Certificate in Radiography and Imaging Technique 5000/-
    (E) Language Based Certificate  Courses  
  88. Certificate in Bhojpuri Language 1325/-
  89. Certificate in Magahi  Language 1325/-
  90. Certificate in Maithli  Language 1325/-
  91. Certificate in Pali Language 1325/-
  92. Certificate in Prakrit Language 1325/-
  93. Certificate in Sanskrit Language 1325/-
  94. Certificate in Urdu Language 1325/-
    (F) Religion Based Certificate  Courses  
  95. Certificate in Buddhist Studies 1325/-
  96. Certificate in Christian Studies 1325/-
  97. Certificate in Hindu Studies 1325/-
  98. Certificate in Islamic Studies 1325/-
  99. Certificate in Jain Studies 1325/-
  100. Certificate in Sikh Studies 1325/-
    (G) Computer Based and Miscellaneous  Certificate  Courses  
  101. Certificate in Information Technology 1325/-
  102. Certification in Home Usages of Computers 1325/-
  103. Certificate in Disaster Management 1325/-
  104. Certificate in Indian Constitution & Panchayati Raj 1325/-
  105. Certificate in Insurance Services 1325/-
  106. Certificate in Library & Information Science 1325/-
  107. CISCO CCNA (Routing & Switching) 10,000/-
  108. Certificate in Interior Decoration 5000/-
  109. Certificate in Artificial Insemination  Minor Vet nary Services 6000/-
  110. Certificate in Hindi English Translation 1325/-

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 College Patna  
16. Purnea College Purnea  
17. P K Roy Memorial College Dhanbad  
18. Parvati Vigyan College Madhepura  
19. R D & D J College Munger  
20. S B P College Bhabhua  
21. S S College Jehanabad  
22. S S College Sasaram  
23. T N B College Bhagalpur  
24. Rameshwar Lata Sanskrit College Darbhanga  
25. Maharaja College Ara  
26. A. N. S. College Barh  
27. Co-operative College Begusarai  
28. Bokaro Steel City College Bokaro  
29. Deoghar College Deoghar  
30. A. M. College Gaya  
31. K. K. M College Jamui  
32. R. M. Lohia College Muzaffarpur  
33. K. K. M. College Pakur  
34. R. D. College Shikhpura  
35. B.S.S. College Supaul  
36. Araria College Araria  
37. R. K. G. College Sitamarhi  
38. K. S. S. College Lakhisarai  
39. P. B. S. College Banka  
40. S. S. College Aurangabad  
41 R. K. College Madhubani  
42 Ram Krishna AtmaRam College Samastipur  
43 Maharani Kalyani College Laheriasarai  
44 Hari Prasad Sah College Nirmali  
45 Forbesganj College Forbesganj  
46 Ramashray Baleshwar College Dalsinghsarai  
47 D. K. College Dumraon  
48 S D S College Kaker (Arwal)