The Nalanda Open University is the only University in the State of Bihar meant for imparting learning exclusively through the system of distance education. The University was established in March, 1987 by an ordinance, promulgated by the Government of Bihar. Later, Nalanda Open University Act, 1995 was passes by the Bihar Legislature, replacing the Ordinance, and the University came under the authority and jurisdiction of the new Act automatically. The University is named after the famous Nalanda University of Ancient India. The University is recognised by the Distance Education Council (DEC), University Grants Commission, and Ministry of HRD, Government of India for imparting education through distance mode. The University offers courses in Science (B.Sc. & M.Sc.), Arts (B.A. & M.A.), Commerce (B.Com & M.Com), Vocational (Certificate & PG Diploma) and Professional (BBA, B.Li.Sc, M.Li.Sc, BCA and MCA) through open distance learning. Contact coordinator, NOU study centre, KRC, Gopalganj for additional information with reference to course and admission or visit NOU website.
Coordinatior:Dr. Birendra Kumar