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. Later, Nalanda Open University Act, 1995 was passed by the Bihar Legislature, replacing the Ordinance, and 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 center for about 1000 students, a state of the art Library with about 50,000 titles and a computer laboratory of about 300 IBM Pentium-4 computers, apart from administrative offices and other infrastructures. The University is recognized by the Distance Education Council (DEC), University Grants Commission, and Ministry of HRD, Government of India for imparting education through distance mode.
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2nd/3rd Floor, Biscomaun Bhawan, Gandhi Maidan Patna Bihar, India
All the students who willing to appeared in Nalanda Open University Undergraduate Examination 2018 are informed that NOU UG and Postgraduate Time Table 2018 willing soon available on Official Website. All the students who will appear in NOU March 2018 Examination, they can access their NOU Undergraduate & Postgraduate Exam Time Table through bellow allocated official direct link.
Students can Download their Respective Semester Exams Scheme for Master Degree Programme, Bachelor Degree Programme, Diploma & Advance Diploma Programme & Certificates Programme, the course will be held in August/ December for all Semester Exams, Exams will be held in two sessions Forenoon & Afternoon. Time Limit for Exam is 3 Hours. Students are advised to keep in touch with the website check notification timely.
Enrolled Students in Nalanda Open University Undergraduate/Postgraduate programme can download NOU Admit Card to appear in Undergraduate/ Postgraduate program exams. Nalanda Open University releases NOU Exam Hall Ticket couple of weeks before the exam dates. So, you must get your NOU Admit Card soon via online mode.
The Students who are going to appear for the annual exams advised downloading admit card before the few weeks of regular examination. Without the entry card, aspirants will not allow giving their examinations. The postulants need to have the roll number to get the hall ticket on the official main portal.
Students seeking admission in various courses at NOU Distance Education can fill their application from the official website www.nalandaopenuniversity.com on or before the last date of application. Before filling the application form, Students must ensure their eligibility.
The Prospectus, containing Admission Form (Annexure A), may be purchased from the Sale Counters of the University or from any of its Study Centres on payment of Rs. 300.00 only by Demand Draft, drawn in favour of the ‘Nalanda Open University’ payable at Patna. Sale counters of the University are located on the 3rd Floor of the Biscomaun Bhawan, Patna.
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