Netaji Subhas Open University

Kolkata, West Bengal


Netaji Subhas Open University

In 1997, NSOU was founded by the West Bengal State Legislative Assembly as an open university. It is the 10th open university of the country and 9th state opne university. The university was recognised as the most creative university for integrating ICT into career education and training. It provides distance programmes across various disciplines including arts, sciences, commerce, and other fields at the UG, PG, certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, PG diploma, and doctorate levels.


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CoursesFee Range
Distance BA ₹ 9900
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Distance MA ₹ 7600
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Distance Diploma ₹ 8000
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Distance Advanced Diploma Programme ₹ 8000
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Distance PhD ₹ 4000-₹ 7600
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Distance Advanced Diploma ₹ null
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Distance PG Diploma ₹ 9000
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Distance MEd ₹ 85000
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Distance BCom ₹ 6700
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Distance BLIS ₹ 5000
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Distance MBA ₹ null
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Distance MCom ₹ 7600
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Distance MSW ₹ 10400
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Distance MLIS ₹ 11075
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Courses Eligibility

Distance BACandidates must have obtained a total score of 45% in the 10+2 exam or its equivalent in the arts and science areas.
Distance MACandidates must have successfully completed their graduation degree from any accredited university. For Bengali specialization, candidates should have studied Bengali for at least 300 marks. Candidates with CBCS must have completed a Core Course (CC) in Bengali and be an honours graduate (10+2+3).
Distance DiplomaCandidates who have passed the 12th standard or equivalent from any recognized institute/board are eligible to apply.
Distance Advanced Diploma ProgrammeCandidates who have completed a graduation/bachelor's degree from any recognized institute/university are eligible to apply.
Distance PhDCandidates must have at least 55% marks in the qualifying examination.
Distance Advanced DiplomaCandidates must be graduates (10+2+3) from a recognized university.
Distance PG DiplomaCandidates must be graduates (10+2+3) from a recognized university.
Distance MEdCandidates must have completed the appropriate B. Ed. Spl. Ed. programme (hearing impairment or intellectual disability) with at least 50% of the possible points from an accredited university, be registered with Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), and have two years of experience teaching Children with Special Needs (CWSN) or in any Diploma or B.Ed. Special Education programme approved by RCI.
Distance BComCandidates must have completed and passed the 10+2 exam or its equivalent.
Distance BLISCandidates must have completed and passed the 10+2 exam or its equivalent.
Distance MBACandidates must have obtained a B.Com. (Commerce), BBA (Business Administration), or BBS (Business Studies) degree from any accredited university following the 10+2+3 pattern.
Distance MComCandidates must have obtained a B.Com. (Commerce), BBA (Business Administration), or BBS (Business Studies) degree from any accredited university following the 10+2+3 pattern.
Distance MSWCandidates must have completed a graduate (10+2+3) degree in any of the following fields: Social Work, Sociology, Political Science, History, Public Administration, Economics, Anthropology, Psychology, Philosophy, Human Development, Science, or Commerce; or successfully completed an LL.B., B.E., B.Tech., or B.Voc. (three-year) programme in Child Protection and Child Development from an accredited university or institute.
Distance MLISCandidates must have a minimum of 300 study points in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or Information Science obtained through a Bachelor of Library Science, Bachelor of Library and Information Science, or Other Graduate programme (10+2+3).

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Admission Process

The admissions process takes place in online mode. Fresh admission starts from the month of January of every year. There are direct admissions, no entrance exam is conducted for the admission process.The addmission procedure 2024 for the online course at Netaji Subhas Open University is as follow:

Visit the official website of the university
Click on the 'Apply for Admission' button
Fill out the admission application form with the required information
Attach the necessary documents while filling the application form
Recheck the application form for accuracy
Make the fee payment and submit the form

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The University has established a credible educational status
Multiple educational programmes with different regional centres
Well-qualified teachers
Availability of multiple courses with different specializations
UGC-DEB approved programmes

Online Study & Examination Mode

Netaji Subhas Open University conducts classes and exams in Distance mode that are remotely proctored through their enhanced digital learning platform.


Alumni working in reputed companies like Amul, Wipro, Bajaj, Tata Group, ACC, TCS, etc.
Personal contact sessions to interact with teachers and other peer members
Scholarships for minorities
Several e-learning resources
Discussion forums
Gyan Vani programmes

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