Nalanda Open University Admission 2021 | How To Apply Online Process Details


Nalanda Open University offers admission to various UG, PG, Research, Diploma, and certificate courses through distance education. NOU offers PG courses in more than 20 specializations with a duration of 2 years except MLIS. MLIS program has a duration of 1-year.

Nalanda Open University Admission 2021 will release the application form of CTET B.ED 2021 in an online mode. So, Nalanda Open University offers admission into the two years B.ED course. The candidate who wants to take admission has to apply online. Also apply through the direct link. The notification of  Admission releases on the official website of the university.  So, to know more details about admission candidates need to read further.

Applicants are selected for admission based on their performance in the qualifying examination or written test. The application process for the entrance examination will commence from June 2021 (tentative) through both offline and online modes. The application fee of INR 450/- is submitted by SBI E Challan mode.

Nalanda Open University Important Dates

Candidates can see the latest information from the given table below-

Event Dates
Availability of Application Form 29 July 2021
Last date for online admission 30 September 2021

Nalanda Open University Courses offered/List 2021

As is mentioned earlier that Nalanda Open University offers various courses in different fields of the education sector. Here a courses list is provided which contains the various undergraduate & post-graduation programs. So, go through the list & choose your favorite course.

PG Programme for various courses-

  1.  Art Stream
  2. Science Stream
  3.  Commerce Stream
  4.  Media Stream-MJMC
  5. Computer Science Stream-MCA
  6. Library Science Stream-MLIS

UG Programme for various courses-

  1. Art Stream
  2.  Science Stream
  3. BBA
  4. BCA.

Other courses & programs offered by NOU-

  1. PG Diploma for various courses.
  2. Bachelor of Education (B.Ed).
  3. BLIS.

Nalanda Open University 2021 Eligibility

The candidate should know the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. So before applying candidates should know all procedures and eligibility criteria of the admission. So, the eligibility is listed at a point below-

  • For Ph.D. candidates need to do post-graduation.
  • So candidates who want to do MLIS should have completed BLIS.
  • For masters in art, subject candidates should have done bachelor or any equivalent degree in any subject.
  • To do MJMC candidates must have done bachelor’s degrees or PGDJMC.
  • For a master’s degree in commerce, candidates need to do
  • So for a master’s degree in science, candidates should have completed or equivalent degree in a science subjects.

Offline Application Procedure

  1. Application form can be obtained from the University Sales counter by paying INR 450 via Demand Draft.
  2. Demand draft of INR 400/- can also be sent by registered post, drawn in favor of Nalanda Open University, Payable at Patna.
  3. After Obtaining the application form, applicants are required to fill in all the required details and attach needed documents.
  4. Pay the application fee of INR 450/- through SBI E Challan mode.
  5. All the documents and application forms must reach the following address either by registered post or personally to the Registrar.

NOU Application Form

The Application form for CTET B.ED 2021 is now available on the official website of Nalanda  Open University. Candidates are eagerly waiting for the application form. So your search ends here. To apply candidates need to pay an application fee of rupees 300. The Application Form of the  Nalanda  Open University can be downloaded from the official site. So for the application post a bank draft of rupees, 350 will be sent in the name of the  Nalanda  Open University.


How To Apply NOU Admission 2021

The following steps of how to fill the Application form are given below- candidate can check it out

  1. Students can apply using the online mode only.
  2. So candidates need to visit the official website.
  3. Then click on the Apply link.
  4. Fill the form with your personal and academic details.
  5. After that scan and upload a photograph with a signature.
  6. So, after that click on the Submit button.
  7. Then pay the application fees.
  8. Save or download the form and
  9. Also, take out the printout.

Selection Process

Admission of students is done based on their performance in the qualifying examination or entrance examination conducted by the university.

Documents at the time of admission

  • Three self-addressed envelopes of size 10×4.5 inches each.
  • 3 Ticket-size photographs.
  • Original Results of 10th, 12th, and graduate exams. (As required).

Nalanda Open University B.ed Admission Form

So, check the below-embedded file to know the full steps.

Required Documents during Admission

Moreover, Documents required during Admission are here below. So, candidates can check before applying for admission. The list of documents are-

  1. Candidates 10th and 12th mark sheet.
  2. Graduation final year degree mark sheet.
  3. Final year master degree mark sheet.
  4. Candidate photograph and  Signature.
  5. Date of Birth Certificate.
  6. Migration certificate.
  7. Age proof Certificate
  8. Caste Certificate proof.

Nalanda Open University UG Admission 2021

Nalanda Open University provides a one-year B.Lis, two-year B.Ed., three-year B.A. (Hons.), B.Sc., B.Com, BBA, and BCA programs. For persuing in B.A. (Hons.), B.Sc., B.Com, BBA and BCA courses, students should have passed 10+2 examination in the relevant stream. For admission into B. Ed course, the minimum eligibility is Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree with 2 years of work experience with 45% marks in aggregate.

Nalanda Open University PG Admission 2021

At the Postgraduate level, the university provides one-year M.Lis, two-year M.A., M.Sc., M.Com., MJMC and three-year and MCA programs. For admission into M.A., M.Sc., M.Com. and MJMC courses, students should hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant field. Whereas, to apply for the two-year MCA program, the minimum eligibility is BCA/ B.Sc. (in Computer Science) or Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics as a subject.


How do I apply for Nalanda Open University?

  • Go to the official website of the college, download, and fill-up the application form.
  • Applicant should send/ Submit the form in person to the following address along with the Demand Draft of Rs. 350 drawn in name of “Nalanda Open University, Payable at Patna”:

Is Nalanda Open University UGC Recognise

The University is recognize by the Distance Education Council (DEC), University Grants Commission (UGC), and Ministry of HRD, Government of India for imparting education through distance mode.

Is Nalanda university still running


Is Ignou better than Nou

NOU is a provincial university and has 89 study centers in all over Bihar, whereas IGNOU is the world’s largest university and has its study centers around the country and also in abroad. Both the universities are impartial and hold their significance.

Is NOU good for BA

NOU is the best university for BA Courses via distance learning.



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