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Nalanda Open University
Year Founded : 1987
Contact No : 0612-2201013, 2206916
Email : nalopuni@sancharnet.in
Website : http://www.nalandaopenuniversity.com/
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Overview
Nalanda Open University (NOU), Patna was established in 1987. 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 is named after the famous Nalanda University of Ancient India. 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.  Nalanda Open University degree/diploma /certificates are eligible for higher studies, public & private sector employment and service promotions.
 
The aims and objectives of the institute 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, contact programs, study centers and mass media. The university is to provide 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.
 
Facilities at Nalanda Open University -
 
  • Library
  • Laboratories
  • Hostels
  • Canteen
  • Sports
  • Laboratories
 
Schools at Nalanda Open University -
 
  • School of Computer Education and information technology
  • School of Economics, Commerce and Management
  • School of Health and Environment Science
  • School of Indian and Foreign Languages
  • School of Indology
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • School of Library and Information Science
  • School of Pure and Agricultural Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Teacher’s Education
Courses
Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication
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Category : Journalism and Mass Communication
Degree : BJMC
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

Certificate in Computer Network Administration (Discovery)
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Category : Other Certificate Courses
Degree : Certificate
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : Certification

Certificate in Computer Network Administration– (Exploration)
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Category : Other Certificate Courses
Degree : Certificate
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : Certification

Bachelor in Business Administration
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Category : Business Administration
Degree : BBA
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

BBA(Business Administration)- Stands for Bachelor of Business Administration. Typically, BBA course is a 3 year course, minimum eligibility for which is an intermediate (10+2) with subjects such as accounts, economics and business studies. BBA course imparts basic knowledge as well as an understanding of an organization's functions such as marketing, finance, systems, human resource management and is similar to an MBA program. Subjects studied under this degree are marketing, finance, human resources, accounts, economics and business law etc.

Master of Arts in Environmental Science
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Category : Other Arts Subjects
Degree : M.A.
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : PG

M.A.(Other Arts Subjects) - Stands for Master of Arts in Other Arts Subjects. Typically, a M.A is a two year post graduate program, minimum eligibility for which is a graduation in any relevant subject. Master of Arts is a vast field and offers various courses. The course offered in this degree are M.A in Public Administration, M.A. in Women Studies and M.A. in Tourism Management.

Master of Science in Environmental Science
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Category : Environmental Science
Degree : M.Sc.
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : PG

Environmental science is becoming an interesting career option because of the increase in consciousness about the environment. Environmental scientists are now playing the important role of the guardians of the environment.For M.Sc in Environmental Science which is of two year duration, B.Sc Environmental Science or in any science subject is must.

Certificate course in Child Psychology and Guidance
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Category : Other Certificate Courses
Degree : Certificate
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : Certification

Master of Arts in Sanskrit
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Category : Sanskrit
Degree : M.A.
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : PG

M.A. Sanskrit - Stands for Master of Arts in Sanskrit. Typically, a M.A.(Sanskrit) is a two year course, minimum eligibility for which is a B.A. in Sanskrit or any equivalent degree with Sanskrit as a subject. Sanskrit is an Indo-Aryan language and the main liturgical language of Buddhism and Hinduism. Subjects typically studied under this degree are Poetry, Drama, Fiction, Literary Criticism, Literary History etc.

Post Graduate Diploma in Hindi-English Translation
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Category : Other Post Graduate Diploma courses
Degree : PGD
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : PG

Certificate Course in Sanskrit
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Category : Other Certificate Courses
Degree : Certificate
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : Certification

Master of Library and Information Science
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Category : Master of Library and Information Science
Degree : M.L.I.Sc.
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : PG

Bachelor of Library and Information Science
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Category : Library and Information Science
Degree : B.L.I.Sc.
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

B.L.I.Sc. - Stands for Bachelor of Library and Information Science. Typically, a Bachelor of Library and Information Science is a three year course, minimum eligibility for which is an intermediate (10+2) in any discipline. Library science is an area, which applies practices, perspectives, and tools of management, education, information technology to libraries or organization of information resources.

Certificate course in Library and Information Science
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Category : Library and Information Science
Degree : Certificate
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

Certificate Course (Library and Information Science) - Stands for certificate course in library and information science. Typically, a certificate course is a two year course, minimum eligibility for which is an intermediate (10+2) in any discipline. Library science is an area, which applies practices, perspectives, and tools of management, education, information technology to libraries or organization of information resources.

Master of Science in Chemistry
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Category : Chemistry
Degree : M.Sc.
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : PG

M.Sc. Chemistry - Stands for Master of Science in Chemistry. An M.Sc. degree is typically for two years and requires an Undergraduate degree in the science to be eligible to pursue it. Chemistry is the specialised science of the study of matter and the changes it goes through. Subjects usually studied under this degree are Theoretical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Medical Chemistry, Bioiogranic Chemistry, Photochemistry, Environmental & Analytical Chemistry etc.

Certificate course in Bio-fertilizer Production
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Category : Other Certificate Courses
Degree : Certificate
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : Certification

Certificate course in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
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Category : Other Certificate Courses
Degree : Certificate
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : Certification

Bachelor of Arts in Education
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Category : Education
Degree : B.A.
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

B.A. Education - Is a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. Typically, a B.A. is a three year course, minimum eligibility for which is an intermediate (10+2) in any discipline. This degree is meant for future educators and education administrators. Subjects usually studied under this degree are Principles of Education, Fundamentals of Teaching, Educational Psychology, Sociology of Education, Guidance & Counseling, Educational Evaluation etc.

Bachelor Of Arts With Honours In Economics
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Category : Economics
Degree : B.A. Honours
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

B.A. (Honours) Economics - Stands for Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics. Typically, a B.A.(Honours) Economics is a three year course, minimum eligibility for which is an intermediate (10+2) in any discipline. Honours refers to the specialization of one's UG degree. Economics is the study and analysis of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Subjects typically studied under this degree are Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Mathematics & Statistics, Social Economics, Indian Economic Planning & Policy, Quantitative Techniques, Principles of Marketing, International Economics, Fiscal Economics etc.

Bachelor Of Arts With Honours In Hindi
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Category : Hindi
Degree : B.A. Honours
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

B.A.(Honours) Hindi - Stands for Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hindi. Typically, a B.A.(Honours) Hindi is a three year course, minimum eligibility for which is an intermediate (10+2) in any discipline. Hindi is the study of literature, linguistics and philosophy of the Hindi language. Subjects typically studied under this degree are Poetry, Drama, Fiction, Literary Criticism, Literary History etc.

Bachelor Of Arts With Honours In History
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Category : History
Degree : B.A. Honours
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

B.A.(Honours) History - Stands for Bachelor of Arts in History. Typically, a B.A.(Honours)History is a three year course, minimum eligibility for which is an intermediate (10+2) in any discipline. Honours refers to the specialization of one's UG degree. History is the study of mankind's past. Subjects usually studied under this degree are History of India, Ancient History, Medieval History, Economical History, Social Structures Through the Ages, World History, Historiography etc.

Bachelor Of Arts With Honours In Political Science
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Category : Political Science
Degree : B.A. Honours
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

B.A.(Honours) Political Science - Stands for Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Typically, a B.A. is a three year course, minimum eligibility for which is an intermediate (10+2) in any discipline. Honours is the specialization of one's UG degree. Political Science is a branch a social science that studies and analyzes the theory and practice of politics and political systems. Subjects usually studied under this degree are Indian Constitution, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Principles of State Policy, Constitutional Amendment, Powers and functions of Rajya Sabha, Powers and functions of Lok Sabha, Judicial Structure, Federal Dynamics, Parties and Party Systems, Electoral and Coalition Politics, Decentralized Democracy, Economic System, International Politics etc.

Bachelor Of Arts With Honours In Psychology
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Category : Psychology
Degree : B.A. Honours
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

Bachelor Of Arts With Honours In Sociology
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Category : Sociology
Degree : B.A. Honours
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

B.A. Honours Sociology - Stands for Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology. Typically, a B.A. is a three year course, minimum eligibility for which is an intermediate (10+2) in any discipline. An Honours degree requires a higher academic standard than an ordinary degree or what is commonly know as a Pass Degree. Sociology is a social science that studies the norms, traditions and cultures of societies. Subjects usually studied under this degree are Introduction to Sociology, Indian Social Structure, Social Pathology, Indian Society and Social Change, Social Psychology, Types of Society, Sociological Analysis, Rural and Tribal Communities, Urbanisation and Urban Communities, Sociology of Gender, Social Movements etc.

Bachelor Of Arts With Honours In Social Work
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Category : Social Work
Degree : B.A. Honours
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

B.A. (Honours) Social Work - Stands for Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. Typically, a B.A. is a three year course, minimum eligibility for which is an intermediate (10+2) in any discipline. Honours is the specialization or main focus of one's degree. Social Work is an activity that helps communities, groups and individuals to restore or enhance their capacity for creating favorable societal conditions. Subjects studied under this course are Sociology, Society, Social Work, Human Growth through the Life course and Introduction to Law for Social Work.

Bachelor Of Arts With Honours In Geography
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Category : Geography
Degree : B.A.
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

B.A. Geography - Stands for Bachelor of Arts in Geography. Typically, a B.A. is a three year course, minimum eligibility for which is an intermediate (10+2) in any discipline. Geography is the study of the Earth - the land, topography, attributes, people and phenomena. Subjects usually studied under this degree are Environment and Ecology, Fundamentals of Remote Sensing and GIS, Statistical Techniques, Spatial Analysis, Advanced Physical Geography, Contemporary Human Geography, Computer Aided Mapping, Thematic Atlas, Spatial Economic Systems, Natural Resource Management, Political Geography, Agricultural Geography, Social Geography of India, Urban Settlement System, Regional Development, Cultural Geography, Hydrology and Water Resource Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Geography of Landscape, Demography and Population Policy, Health, Environment and Society etc.

Bachelor Of Arts With Honours In Tourism
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Category : Tourism Management
Degree : B.A.
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

Bachelor Of Arts With Honours In Home Science
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Category : Home Science
Degree : B.A.
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

B.A. Home Science - Stands for Bachelor of Arts in Home Science. Typically, a B.A. is a three year course, minimum eligibility for which is an intermediate (10+2) in any discipline. Home Science is the art of managing resources efficiently combined with the science of achieving a healthier and happier home. Subjects usually studied under this degree are Food & Nutrition, Textiles & Clothing, Human Development, Community Services & Welfare, Child Welfare, Resource Management etc.

Bachelor Of Science With Honours In Botany
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Category : Botany
Degree : B.Sc.
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

B.Sc.(Botany) - Stands for Bachelor of Science (Botany). Typically, B.Sc.(Botany) is a three year course, minimum eligibility for which is an intermediate (10+2) in science. Botany is a branch of biology, which encompasses scientific study of plant life. It includes a wide array of scientific disciplines associated with the study of plants, algae and fungi. A student has to study and understand different types of plants and their characteristics under this course.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Honours
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Category : Chemistry
Degree : B.Sc. Honours
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

Bachelor Of Science With Honours In Geography
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Category : Geography
Degree : B.Sc.
Mode : Correspondence
Medium : Distance Learning
Level : UG

B.Sc. Geography - Stands for Bachelor of Science in Geography. This Undergraduate degree is typically for three years, minimum eligibility for which is an intermediate (10+2) in any discipline. Geography is the study of the Earth - the land, topography, attributes, people and phenomena. Subjects usually studied under this degree are Environment and Ecology, Fundamentals of Remote Sensing and GIS, Statistical Techniques, Spatial Analysis, Advanced Physical Geography, Contemporary Human Geography, Computer Aided Mapping, Thematic Atlas, Spatial Economic Systems, Natural Resource Management, Political Geography, Agricultural Geography, Social Geography of India, Urban Settlement System, Regional Development, Cultural Geography, Hydrology and Water Resource Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Geography of Landscape, Demography and Population Policy, Health, Environment and Society etc.

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Name : Nalanda Open University
Location : 2nd/3rd Floor, Biscomaun Bhawan
Gandhi Maidan
City : Patna
State : Bihar
Country : India
Contact No : 0612-2201013, 2206916
Contact Email : nalopuni@sancharnet.in
Website : http://www.nalandaopenuniversity.com/