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Netaji Subhas Open University (NSOU), Kolkata - West Bengal

About Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal


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Netaji Subhas Open University (NSOU) is was established in Kolkata in 1997 as an open university. It is recognised by the Distance Education Council (DEC), University Grants Commission (UGC) and Government of West Bengal. It is also a member of the Association of Asian Open University (AAOU), Association of Indian Universities (AIU), and Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). It is the 10th Open University of the country and the 9th State Open University.

The University has 3 regional centres in Durgapur, Kalyani & Jalpaiguri, and 100+ study centres across Kolkata. It also offers an online course with SWAYAM, it has developed 2 Massive Open Online Courses(MOOC) for the SWAYAM platform which is an initiative of MHDR, Govt of India. 

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Netaji Subhash Open University Highlights 

 The highlights of NSOU, such as university type, approvals, facilities, etc., are mentioned below. 

Netaji Subhash Open University Highlights
Year of Establishment 1997
Type of University Sate
Accreditations AIU, AAOU, ACU
Recognition UGC, DEC, Government of West Bengal
Approvals AIU, AAOU, ACU
Student-Faculty Ratio 1:8
Courses/ Degrees Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Ph.D
Infrastructure Facilities Library, Bank, Wi-Fi, etc.

Why Choose NSOU?

NSOU provide courses under UG, PG, Diploma, and Postgraduate Diploma levels. The Netaji Subhas Open University question paper is set on high standards which match the IIT level throughout the course duration. NSOU University offers 59 courses in 9 streams. There are 6 departments in the university. NSOU Kolkata has 100+ study centres. The university is open for both male and female students. Netaji Subhash Open University admission forms are available online. 

NSOU Academic Advantages

NSOU courses are concerned with the modern context and the requirements of the people. Courses are contributing to the development of the underprivileged section of society. The courses provided are affordable and flexible for the people who could not get access to the formal education system. The university with the collaborative efforts with the other States Open Universities and the National Open University is aiming to create an effective destination of educational outreach to everyone in the country. 

NSOU Ranking

Netaji Subhash Open University is recognized by DEC and the Government of Bengal and has secured various ranks for its outstanding performance in various disciplines. Below is an overview of NSOU's rankings in the last few years by different organizations: 

  • Ranked as 2347 in the world ranking of universities.
  • NSOU has been ranked as the 92 among universities in the country.

NSOU Courses

NSOU courses are offered at various levels like a certificate, diploma,  undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels, and details regarding them are given on the official website of NSOU. 

Given below is a  summary of the varying courses offered by the university across different disciplines with their specializations:

NSOU Science Courses 

Courses Specializations
B.Sc Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology 
M.Sc Geography, Mathematics, Zoology 

 NSOU Humanities Courses

Courses Specializations
B.A Bengali, English
M.A English Language Teaching, Bengali, English

 NSOU Business and Commerce Courses

Courses Specializations
B.Com Economics, Commerce
M.Com Commerce

Read more on NSOU Courses and Fees

NSOU Departments

 Netaji Subhash Open University departments are mentioned below. Each department is consists of a particular stream or two and offers courses and programs under that stream.

Humanities Vocational Studies
Social Science Science
Education Professional Studies

NSOU Eligibility Criteria

 Netaji Open University courses are offered in various disciplines, each of which has different eligibility criteria. M.A, M.sC, M.S.W, etc are some of the NSOU PG courses. A list of a few courses offered by the university with their eligibility criteria is given below:

NSOU B.Sc Eligibility

 B.Sc is a 3-year program which is offered under the school of science, specializations consist of Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology.  

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have passed in 10+2 or its equivalent examination securing an aggregate of 45% marks from a recognized board.

NSOU B.Ed Eligibility

Bachelor of Education is a 2-year program consisting of 4 semesters of 6 months each. The objective of the program is to prepare students to become a teacher.  

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Candidates should have completed 10+2 in the arts and science stream with an aggregate of 45% marks from a recognised university

NSOU Certificate Courses Eligibility

 Certificate courses are conducted to make students skilful. The course duration varies from 6-months to 1-year. The certificate courses offered by NSOU are Consumer Affairs, Human Rights, e-Accounting & Taxation with GST, Women Empowerment.

 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have completed a 10+2 or equivalent examination in any stream from a recognised university.
  • For pursuing an e-Accounting & Taxation with GST certificate course, students have to be in any year of their graduation from the recognized university. 

NSOU Admission

 The NSOU admission is started by filling up an online application form on the official website of NSOU. An online entrance test is taken for admission.

 The NSOU Admission 2021 is based on the entrance exam and eligibility of courses. NSOU PG Admission fees are minimal. A merit list is prepared for various courses based on the marks scored and marks obtained in the previous course, which is the bases of admission. Valid UGC-NET scores are required to take admission in NSOU Ph.D courses.

Read more on NSOU Admission

NSOU Cut Off

The university offers various courses in different disciplines of studies for students. University releases varying cut-offs during the admission time. Admission to the university is held twice a year. Students have to register themselves on the official website of the university. The submission of the application form deadline tentatively occurs in November. Students are given 1 month time to fill the form and apply for their desired courses.

 For more information, check NSOU Cut off

NSOU Campus

Netaji Subhash Open University offers 100+ study centres that are spread across the country. The campus of the university has resources for the transmission and production of various courses. They run 2 courses on the SWAYAM portal to promote remote education.

NSOU Kolkata Facilities

 University has initiated the process of setting up a partnership with the existing public libraries. The strategic partnership has been started with the public libraries at different locations namely State Central Library, Kolkata, Uttarpara Jaikrishna Public Library, Hooghly,  Kolkata Metropolitan Library,  North Bengal State Library, Coochbehar to name a few. 

Some of the facilities offered within the campus are:

  • Library
  • Classroom
  • Computer Lab
  • Medical Facility
  • Canteen
  • Auditorium

 Read more on NSOU Facilities provided at the campus.

 NSOU Placements 

 Netaji Subhash Open University has a Placement Facilitation Service. The service is provided for the NSOU School of Vocational Studies students. There is a platform on which students have to upload their curriculum vitae. The resumes are then seen by employers from the same platform. Potential employers then contacting the students for further process. However, there is no direct or indirect participation of the university in placements.

Read more about NSOU Placement

NSOU Collaborations

Netaji Subhash Open University has various national collaborations with educational institutions for research and development purpose.

NSOU National Collaborations

NSOU's tie-ups with various national educational institutions are as follows 

  • Rehabilitation Council of India
  • Centre for Language, Translation & Cultural Studies
  • CDSER

NSOU Distance Education

All the courses offered by IGNOU are taught in distance mode. It provides various courses in different disciplines of arts, science, commerce, social work, etc. The courses offered are certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, PG diploma, bachelors and masters. It has many education centres for providing remote education to students who are not able to study in the traditional educational setup.

NSOU Alumni

Thousands of students have passed out from Netaji Subhash Open University since its inception. Alumni are working in different fields of arts, sciences, education, etc. they are doing very well in their professional life. The university has created many skilled alumni, who belong to a financially weaker section of society and are earning their livelihood.  

Courses and Fees Structure of Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal

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Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Engineering Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Certificate Course  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 12,000
Diploma in Engineering  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 12,000

Live Application Forms

Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Management Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Certificate Course  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 12,000
Diploma  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 9,000
Diploma in Business Management  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 9,000
Post Graduate Diploma  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 14,800
Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Commerce Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 6,300
Master of Commerce [M.Com]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 7,600
Post Graduate Diploma  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 27,000
Post Graduate Diploma  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 8,000

Live Application Forms

Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 9,300
Certificate Course  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 2,000
Diploma in Science  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 8,000
Master of Science [M.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 22,850
Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Humanities and Arts Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Arts [BA]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 6,300
Bachelor of Library and Information Science [B.Lib.I.Sc]  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 5,000
Certificate Course  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 3,000
Diploma in Humanity Arts  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 5,000
Master of Arts [MA]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 7,600
Master of Library and Information Science [M.Lib.I.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 10,000
Master of Social Work [MSW]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 10,400
Post Graduate Diploma  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 18,000
Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Fashion Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Certificate Course  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 12,000
Diploma  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 15,000
Diploma in Fashion  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 30,000
Post Graduate Diploma  4 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1.20 Lakh
Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Animation Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Diploma in Animation  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 6,000
Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Mass Media and Communications Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Post Graduate Diploma  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 3,000
Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Medical Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Diploma in Medical  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 15,000
Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Paramedical Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 9,300
Diploma in Paramedical  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 13,000
Post Graduate Diploma  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 8,000
Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Hospitality Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Diploma in Hospitality  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 9,000
Post Graduate Diploma  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 33,000
Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Computer Applications Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Diploma in Computer Applications  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 9,000
Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Education Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Diploma in Education  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 9,000
Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Agriculture Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Certificate Course  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 6,000
Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Vocational Courses Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Advanced Diploma  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 42,000
Certificate Course  6 month(s), Full Time Rs. 6,000

Placements and Average package


Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Placements and Average Packages
Course type Average Salary Highest Salary Companies Visiting
Master of Business Administration [MBA] 1.5 Lacs Per Annum 3.5 Lacs Per Annum Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Amazon, Jabong

Student Satisfaction Rating 

Based on 4 Student's Reviews 4.6/10  
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Top Feature & Summary
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Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation


The college is approved by UGC, UGC, BCI, NAAC-B; affiliated to Netaji Subhas Open University - [NSOU], Kolkata.

Facilities


Library
Library
Computer labs
Canteen
Auditorium
Cafeteria

Contact Details and Location


Address : DD-26, Sector-I, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal 700064
Website : http://www.wbnsou.ac.in/

Student Reviews


Adipta
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Botany), batch of 2021
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS

Held but I am not participating. Every year organised Swaraswati Puja. Well, not bad.




Discussion Forum

Q.

A.

Hi Kishore,

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  1. Fill and Submit the Application form and take the print out of it.
  2. Paste recent passport size color photograph and attach necessary documents with the filled-in computer
    generated Renewal form.
  3. Visit any branch of Allahabad Bank after 2 (48 hours) working day during banking hours to deposit
    his/her Renewal fees using the pre-printed challan collected at the time of on-line submission. After due
    payment obtain two copies of Bank Challans (Applicant’s Copy and Study Centre’s Copy) from the bank.
  4. Visit Study Centre along with necessary documents as detailed below.  
  5. After submitting all the documents to the Study Centre students are requested to keep a photocopy of
    the computer generated Renewal form signed and stamped by the person attending him/her in the Study
    Centre. This signed and stamped copy he/she may preserve as a proof of re-admission.          

Document to be submitted at Study Centre with the application form:

A. For 1st Year Renewal:
Renewal Form
Bank Challan (Study Center’s Copy)
Photo Copy of Registration Certificate /Admit Card.
B. For 2nd Year Renewal:
Renewal Form
Bank Challan (Study Center’s Copy)
Photo Copy of Challan(Applicant’s Copy) for 1st Renewal Fees/ Photo Copy of 1st Renewal Form/
An endorsement certificate for payment of 1st Renewal fees from the Study Centre Cordinator.
Photo Copy of Admit Card/ Registration Certificate/ Progress Report of First Semester.
      

Answer By: Getmyuni

17 May 2016

Q.

What is the admission procedure?

Asked By: Anonymous 06 May 2017

A.

Admission Procedure:

  • The application form is available online on the college website.
  • The candidate before filling up the application form must read all the terms and conditions carefully.
  • The candidate is required to fill the application form correctly and completely.
  • The candidate is required to fill in details like the personal information including full name, mail id, contact number and permanent address.
  • The education qualification of the candidate must be entered which includes the examinations passed, the Board studied and the name of the Institution along with the year of passing.
  • A section of the application form also required the candidate to fill details about their parents/ guardians.
  • Other accomplishments or achievements of the candidate must be recorded.
  • Marksheets and certificates should be attached with the application form before the submission.
  • The candidate should be aware of the last date and time for submission of the form.
  • The submission of the application form must be completed well in advance and the candidate should be prepared for the upcoming admission process.
  • Applicants seeking admission must submit original documents at the time of admission.

Answer By: Getmyuni

06 May 2017


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