Nalanda open university (NOU)a university at Patna situated in Bihar which is providing an extremely good education through distance and open education.
Nalanda open university History
Nalanda open university (NOU),Patna was established in 1987.The Nalanda open university is the only university in Bihar which is meant for proving education through the system of distance education .The name of the university was named after one of the famous university of ancient India nalanda university .The university is recognise by the distance education council (DEC)university grant commission and ministry of HDR,government of India is also imparting education through distance mode .Nalanda open university degree/diploma/certificates are used for higher studies, public and private sector employment for the man kind.
Nalanda Open University Course
Degree courses is being provided by the institute at undergraduate level and diploma course at post graduate level.other courses like certificate course for 6to9 months are also provided by the institute. Nalanda open university is the only university where courses are also offered in some of the Bihari languages like(Magahi,bhojpuri,Maithili).
Post Graduate Degree Programs:
At post graduate level NOU provides master of Art(M.A) political science, psychology, sociology, public administration, journalism & mass communication, education and Urdu.
The university also provides some other courses like Mass of Science in Geography, Botany and Mathematics. It offers Master of Computer Application (MCA),Master of Library & Information Science & Master in Commerce (M.com).
Graduate or Degree Programmes:
The university offer B.A Honours in Economy,Hindi,History, political Science, psychology, sociology ,social work geography tourism and Home science It offers Bachelor of commerce, Bachelor of library and information science (one year course) and Bachelor of computer application.
1.Intermediate of Art
2.Intermediate of Commerce
3.Intermediate of science.
The university offers a nine -months certificate programme in computing library science ,clinical dental technique,Dental and oral ,hygiene,ECG technique laboratory technique,medical laboratory technique, physiotherapy and yoga therapy and operation theater assistant .It offers a six months programme in various diffrent languages like magahi, bhojpuri ,maithili,pali,Prakrit Sanskrit, Urdu etc and even in the field of disaster management ,Indian constitution and panchayat raj ,Abolition child labour. NOU also offers a four week certification programme in home usage of computer.
The aim and motoo of these institute is to provide education opportunities to people who are not in the condition to afford for taking up a better /formal education but are still desire to make a better carrier through their higher educational qualifications and interested in acquiring knowledge in various field of learning through the various conducts provided by the institute like print medium,contact programs ,study centers and mass media,the university is also providing flexibility in matter of eligibility for enrolment for higher education ,age of entry ,choice of course, methods of learning conduct of examination and operation of programmes etc…it would not be wrong to say that (NOU)is doing a great job in providing an excellent facilities to their students in all round facilities..
1.school of computer education and information technology.
2.school of economics commerce and management.
3.school of health and environment science.
4.school of Indian foreign languages.
5.school of journalism and mass communication.
6.school of library and information science.
7.school of pure and agricultural science.