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Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal

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About Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal


Netaji Subhas Open University is the state open university in India. The university is dedicated to Netaji's hallowed memory. The chief minister has announced in the year 1997 that an open university would be set up soon. A state act of 1997 was passed on 20th August 1997 in favour of opening a university for distance education. It has started functioning with effect from 1998. Following this, a State Act (W.B. Act (XIX) of 1997 and Recognised by U.G.C.) was passed on the 20th August 1997 in favour of opening a University for imparting Distance Education. Netaji Subhas Open University was established by bifurcated Netaji Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) and in terms of the Act of West Bengal State Legislative Assembly and is housed in Historic building of Sri Sarat Chandra Bose, elder brother of Netaji. The University started functioning with effect from July 1998 Semester, only with the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Arts & Commerce to provide an opportunity of higher education in the vernacular medium to various disadvantaged groups of aspiring learners. It is the tenth Open University of the country and the ninth State Open University.

NSOU Admission for the courses BDP in mathematics, physics, geography, Zoology, Botany, M.Com, MA and many more can be done by filling the application form available on the college official website. The college was instituted keeping in mind to fix the gap between poverty and education. The college has a distance education wing under its banner. NSOU, the only State Open University in West Bengal has always been a significant contributor to empower through education and with its avowed mission of " Reaching the Unreached", NSOU is driven by the vision of building a qualitative human resource based in the state. Netaji Subhas Open University is not only imparting as an alternative to formal education but also render quality concerns in vocational and non-vocational courses too.

NSOU was established by bifurcated Netaji Institute of Asian Studies [NIAS] and in terms of the act of West Bengal state assembly. It is the 10th open university in the country and 9th in the state open university. The Distance Education Council has recognized all its courses. NSOU is striving to provide quality education in a flexible mode to serve the aim of establishing an equitable knowledge society within the state by making the education affordable to the disadvantaged. NSOU breaks from the narrow tradition to provide students with a progressive, innovative and truly interdisciplinary learning environment with the quality of teaching and acceptance of modern technology to transfer the same to the students.

 

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Netaji Subhas Open University Highlights:

The college was established in the year 1997 under the name of the most renowned freedom fighter of India Netaji Subhas Chandrabose. NSOU is into collaborative efforts with other State Open universities and National open University, the aim of being the promotion of ODL as an effective avenue of the educational outreach. NSOU believes that the path of multi-tasking knowledge seekers of the present times to contribute to the development of the state and the nation and to motivators learning through the language of the state (Bengali) by providing the facility for lifelong education to intending learners with affordability to the disadvantaged.

 Type of University Open University 
Year of Establishment 1997
Recognition UGC, DEC, Govt. of West Bengal
Courses Offered B.A, M.A, B. Sc, M. Sc, M.L.I.S, MSW, PhD, Etc.
Recognitions UGC, DEC, Government of West Bengal
NSOU, West Bengal Address DD- 26, Sector- 1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, India - 700064
Contact Details 0334066 3220/nsou@wbnsou.ac.in NSOU Fees

Netaji Subhas Open University Schools:

There are various schools under the NSOU banner and they deal from humanities to professional studies in various discipline with the quality of teaching and modern technology to impart the best learning experience for the students. NSOU breaks the narrow concept to provide students with a progressive and innovative learning environment with affordable courses fees in the convenience of the students. With open and distance learning increasingly becoming popular because of its flexibility and approached, particularly to those who could not access to the formal education system.

School of Humanities:

The School of Humanities is one of the newest entities at Netaji Subhas Open University, culled out of the erstwhile School of Humanities and Social Sciences on 5th June 2015 vide Memo No. Reg/1010 which is a follow-through to clause 15. (1) of Netaji Subhas Open University 1st Statute (Revised) 2014. The establishment of the School of Humanities (SOH) marks a reiteration of the commitment of Netaji Subhas Open University to underline the need for devising strategies for capacity building through Humanities. With this broad goal in mind, the SOH intends to pursue serious academic research and offer programmes to learners within the precincts of the Open and Distance Learning mode. With dynamic and vibrant faculty to moot, the vision of the School is to intensify outreach through ODL so as to inculcate an ambience of cultural-literary pursuits that has always been the forte of the state of West Bengal.

School of Social science:

The School of Social Sciences is a newly constituted school emanating from the erstwhile School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Since the establishment of the University in 1997, the disciplines belonging to the language groups (Bengali, English and English Language Teaching) and social sciences (History, Political Science, Public Administrative, Sociology and Economics) were taught under the tutelage of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The School of Social Sciences was created to impart quality education and cater to the special needs of the learners of social science disciplines both academically and professionally through open and distance mode of education. The School of Social Sciences consists of the faculty of Political Science, History, Sociology and Public Administration. The faculty of Social Sciences bears the lineage of strengthening the academic fabric of the Netaji Subhas Open University. Many of our faculty members have earned national and international reputations by their intellectual output in their own academic arena.

School of Science:

The School of Sciences is a very active and dynamic organ of the University. It does not hesitate to shoulder responsibilities imposed on it. Within the limited resources it never compromises with the quality of teaching and accepts modern technology to transfer the same to the students.

The School runs three M.Sc. courses in Mathematics, Zoology and Geography. The Study Centres for counselling Mathematics students are widely distributed all over West Bengal. However, the study centres for counselling Zoology and Geography are four and three respectively.

School of Vocational Studies:

Open and Distance Learning is increasingly becoming popular because of its flexibility and learner-friendly approach, particularly to those who could not get access to the formal education system. Netaji Subhas Open University is not only imparting education as an alternative to the formal system of education, but also in areas such as vocational and non-conventional courses. This is the area where distance education can be used extensively to provide education that can prepare a skilled workforce for society. In such a situation, Netaji Subhas Open University is giving the opportunity to upgrade the skill of the existing workforce by providing seamless vocational education and platter of pioneering courses of non-conventional in nature. Presently, there are 5500 learners on the roll in 40 courses under this department.

School of Educational:

The School of Education (SoE) is a new feather in the cap of NSOU. It was established in the year 2013 with a view to installing quality in the discipline of Education & Teacher Education. In the meantime, NSOU had provided quality teacher education to a large number of In-service Teachers (about 30,000) to fulfil the mandate of RTE- Act 2009 within 2015 in a project mode with the approval of NCTE. SoE, NSOU has also taken other initiatives and undertaken collaborative assignments with other reputed organization like Backward class Welfare Dept. GWB, TESS-India, Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), Gyan Vani and many more. Recently the School of Education has conducted 15 training & Sensitization of key Functionaries of Central and State Govt, Local Bodies and other Services Providers on Disability issue. More than 500 College and Universities Teachers have been sensitized in the respective districts of West Bengal funded by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJE), RCI, Govt of India. RCI funded 5-day Refresher Programme (CRE equivalence) has been also conducted for aspiring special educators. Apart from this, SoE organizes various National seminars, conferences and workshops to disseminate new information and ideas in the realm of Education and Special Education. 

School of Professional studies:

The establishment of the School of Professional Studies (SPS) reflects a holistic and pragmatic approach of the University towards professional education in the modern era. The School has been given the responsibility of conducting the courses on Commerce & Management, Social Work and Library & Information Science. The School helps in creating individuals with specialized skills as required by the job market relating to management, finance, library and information science and social work with a strong theoretical, practical as well as experimental knowledge in the respective discipline. Faculty is at the main aspect of our efforts to provide high quality and challenging educational experiences. They are academically prepared in their respective field and have professional experience in a variety of work settings. One of their many strengths is to integrate their professional experience into the classroom teaching-learning system specially in an open and distance learning environment. In this University, the students come from different parts of the State from a diverse background. The faculty members are committed to serving the students through ICT facilities available in their hands.

Netaji Subhas Open University Courses:

NSOU courses are provided under UG, PG, Diploma, and Postgraduate Diploma levels. The Netaji Subhas Open University question paper is set on standards with the IIT level and students can expect the same throughout the duration of the course. NSOU Courses with reference to the modern context and the requirements of the people is contributing to the development of the underprivileged section of the people. The courses provided for is to make affordable and flexible for the people who could not get access to the formal education system. The contribution of NSOU is helping towards the development of the state and the nation and to motivate learners to strive for secular, scientific and democratic education and growth of all section of people with access to the quality education. The university with the collaborative efforts with the other States Open Universities and the National Open University is aiming to create an effective avenue of educational outreach to everyone in the country.

Discipline Course Specialization
Arts B.A.  English
Bengali
History
Political Science
Sociology
Education
Public Administration
B. Ed.  
M.A.   Bengali
English
English (Language Teaching)
History
Political Science
Public Administration
Education
Journalism & Mass Communication
Public Relations & Advertising
M. Ed. Education
PhD Education
Science B. Sc. Botany
Chemistry
Geography
Mathematics
Physics
Zoology
B.L.I.S. Library & Information Science
M. Sc. Geography
Mathematics
Zoology
M.L.I.S. Library & Information Science
PhD  
Commerce   B. Com  
 M. Com.  
Social Work MSW  

NSOU FAQs:

  1. What are the certificate courses offered at the university?
    - The certificate courses offered at the university are Communication and English, 
    Organic Agriculture and Horticulture, Human Rights, E- Accounting and Taxation in GST, Consumer Affairs.

  2. Does the college have a membership with any committee?
    - The college has a membership with The Association of Indian Universities, The Association of Asian Open University, and The Association of Commonwealth Universities.

  3.  What are the recognitions given to the university?
    - The university is recognized by University Grants Commission, Distance Education Council, and Govt. of West Bengal.

  4.  What are the different centres of Netaji Subhas Open University?
    - There are three different centres of NSOU namely Kalyani, Durgapur and Jalpaiguri. These centres are under direct control from the university and they are the major centres in the state.
  5. How do we get examination notice?
    - All the information related to the admission and all other important concerns will be published in the regional newspapers and the students can always refer to the official website of the university for any related updates and information.

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Contact Details and Location


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

Affiliation and Accreditation


The college is affiliated to Netaji Subhas Open University - [NSOU], Kolkata.

Facilities


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Computer labs
Canteen
Auditorium
Cafeteria

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

Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure


NSOU Eligibility Criteria:

The university puts across notifications on its official website citing the conditions required for admissions into the university. With the core value concern and the quality of education set forward by the UGC and the University, the students applying for the admission are set certain eligibility criteria for getting admission in the university. It is very important that the student applying for the admission should have passed out from the recognised university/board. The University is known for its contribution towards the unreached section of the people who could not afford for the formal education system. Netaji Subhas Open University was established by bifurcated Netaji Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) and in terms of the Act of West Bengal State Legislative Assembly and is housed in Historic building of Sri Sarat Chandra Bose, elder brother of Netaji. The University set of eligibility criteria is flexible and convenient for the common people and provides quality teaching for the students and all the courses and eligibility sets forwards are under the regulated norm of the UGC.

Course

Eligibility

BA/ B.Sc/ B.Com
  • The candidate should have completed 10+2 with an aggregate of 45% from recognised Board/university.
MA
  • Applicants should have completed BA/ B.Ed/ B.Ed from a recognised university.
PG Diploma
  • The candidate applying for the admission should have completed graduation.
M.Sc
  • The candidate should have completed graduation with science majors in graduation.
MSW
  • The applicant should have completed graduation in social work/ sociology/ history/ political science.
MLIS
  • Candidate should have completed graduation in library science/ library information science.
M.Com
  • The candidate applying for the admission should have completed B.Com/ BBA from any recognized university.
B.Ed
  • Candidates should have completed 10+2 in arts and science stream only with an aggregate of 45%

Netaji Subhas Open University Admissions:

The admission should be done by the students at the allotted time and for any information relating to the admission, students can always refer to the official website of the college. The admission can be done online by filling the forms and attaching the required documents through the official website of the university. The candidates applying can also download the form from the official website of the university and after filling the necessary details and information along with the required documents they can submit directly to the office of the admission cell through possible means. Students should pay for the application form and latecomer will be charged accordingly and students should provide all the required details and documents to avoid cancellation.

  • Candidates have to fill the application form available on the university official website.
  • They have to pay the registration fee through debit card/ net banking/ credit card. The Netaji Subhas Open University BA Admission 2018 saw a rise due to the quality of education provided by the university for the courses provided.

Documents Required:

  • Filled application form.
  • Payment confirmation receipt
  • Self-attested photocopy of supporting documents

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. 9,000
Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Management Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Certificate Course  5 month(s), Full Time Rs. 4,000
Diploma  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 9,000
Diploma in Business Management  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 9,000
Post Graduate Diploma  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 32,250
Post Graduate Diploma  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 16,000
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. 7,080
Master of Commerce [M.Com]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 15,200
Post Graduate Diploma  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 66,000
Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor in Library and Information Science [BLIS]  1 year(s), Full Time
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 6,600
Certificate Course  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 15,000
Diploma in Science  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 9,000
Master of Science [M.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 72,000
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. 4,500
Bachelor of Library and Information Science [B.Lib.I.Sc]  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 7,600
Certificate Course  1 year(s), Full Time
Diploma in Humanity Arts  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 9,000
Master of Arts [MA]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 15,200
Master of Library and Information Science [M.Lib.I.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 20,000
Master of Social Work [MSW]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 4,800
Post Graduate Diploma  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 54,000
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. 9,000
Netaji Subhas Open University, [NSOU] West Bengal Mass Media and Communications Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Post Graduate Diploma  3 year(s), Full Time
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. 9,000
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. 6,600
Diploma in Paramedical  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 13,000
Post Graduate Diploma  3 year(s), Full Time
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

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