Nalanda Open University (NOU) is a university at Patna in Bihar state in India. The university was established in March, 1987. It is named after the famous Buddhist University of Nalanda, the ancient seat of learning. In 1995 the Nalanda Open University Act was passed, and the University came under the jurisdiction of that law. It is the only University in Bihar providing education through Distance and Open education. With a vision of providing education to those who have been deprived of formal education, it follows the norms of flexibility with respect to eligibility, admission and course structure. Nalanda Open University has 28 Study Centers all over Bihar. They are situated in the more important cities like Jamshedpur and Ranchi and also in small towns like Katihar and Bettiah, thus catering to the educational needs of every section of the society.
Degree courses at undergraduate level and degree as well as diploma courses at post graduate level are offered. Certificate courses for 6 or 9 months are also provided in this university.
The University has been organized to function through the following Schools of Learning:
* School of Management Studies & physical Sciences
* School of Health & Environmental Sciences
* School of Commerce & Social Sciences
* School of Indian Languages & Religion
* School of Computer & Information Sciences
* School of Teachers Education
NALANDA OPEN UNIVERSITY
Patna 800 001 (BIHAR).
Nalanda Open University, Patna has 10 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Nalanda Open University, Patna