Magadh University was established in 1962 and is situated in Bodh-Gaya. Bodh-Gaya is said to be the place where Lord Budhha attained enlightenment. At its inception, the University had only 2 constituent colleges, 32 affiliated colleges and 7 P.G Departments under it. Today, it umbrellas 44 constituent colleges, 85 affiliated colleges, and 24 P.G department. The UGC-DEB, State Govt. of Bihar & Raj Bhawan supported the establishment of Directorate of Distance Education and granted the permission to do so as well. Various courses of the directorate have been regulated and finalized by the statutory bodies of University and approved by the Inter University Board (Bihar).

Latest: Admit Card for B.Ed. (ODL) Exam 2017-19 has been released. Candidates can download it from below.

Magadh University Distance Education 2017

The Directorate of Distance Education under the Magadh University provides various distance learning higher education courses for those who are interested. These courses have specially designed for those, who under the non compromisable circumstances fail to attain a regular education but are willing to put those extra hours to achieve what they desire. Through the distance learning, the students get all the study material and the support that they might need.

The Admission Notice for B.Ed (ODL), MA in Education, and MLIS 2017 Distance Learning courses has been released by Magadh University. For more information, read further.

Schedule for Magadh University Distance Education 2017 is given below.

Event Date
Availability of form 28 Aug 2017
Submission of Application Form 19 Sep 2017
B.Ed (ODL) Examination Will be mentioned on the Admit Card

Admit Card 2017

The B.Ed (ODL) Admit Card is available online. The candidates can download admit card along with the Roll number allotted by the university, date and time of Examination from the official website. The examination centre is mentioned on that admit card. The direct link to download it has also been provided below.

Admit Card: Click Here to download the admit card for B.Ed (ODL) Examination.

About Examination

B.Ed. (ODL) programme 2017-19

The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) ODL programme is a professional programme.The course seeks to develop an understanding about educational perspectives of contemporary Indian Society.

Maximum number of seats for the B.Ed (ODL) programmes is 500 only. The course will be provided in both English and Hindi language. The minimum duration of the program is two years but the maximum time a candidate can take to complete the course is three years.

M.A in Education programme 2017- 19

This course has been introduced to master the field of education and learning. The minimum period in which a candidate can complete the examination is 2 years and the maximum period is of 4 years. No specific number of seats has been mentioned for this programme. The course is offered in both Hindi and English.

MLIS Programme 2017- 19

This programme focuses on how to spread relevant information to masses. The course will last for 1 year.

Application Form 2017

Candidates may download the application form by clicking here!

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

The category wise application fees is for the three courses is mentioned in the table below.

B. Ed (ODL) M.A in Education MLIS
SC/ ST/ PH Rs. 500/- Rs. 250/- Rs. 250/-
General Rs. 1,000/- Rs. 500/- Rs. 500/-

The fee must be paid through Demand Draft (DD) from any nationalized bank drawn in favour of “Director, DDE, MU, Bodh-Gaya” payable at BodhGaya.

  • Important instructions to fill the form are given in the pdf file itself and must be strictly abided to or that form may be rejected.
  • Candidates must print the application form and fill it carefully, making sure all the details being filled are authentic.
  • Filled Application form, required documents and Bank Draft must be sent through Register/ Speed post at “The Director, Directorate of Distance Education Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya (Bihar) Pin-824 234 “ only. The form must not be sent through any other means.
  • The form must be received by the University at the stipulated time or it will be rejected.

Documents Required

Following documents must be sent with the application form to the University within the given time period or the candidature of the applicant will not be accepted.

  1. Training Certificate in Elementary Education of in-service teachers/ Certificate of any teacher training programme in face-to-face mode approved by NCTE (in case of B.Ed programme)
  2. Copies of the Marks-sheet of the qualifying examinations. Must be self attested
  3. Copy of the Matriculation Certificate of proof of age. Must be self attested
  4. Copy of the Caste Certificate, issued by the competent authority or any other authorized officer in respect of SC/ST and other categories of candidates. If applicable. Must be self attested
  5. five photographs, to be pasted in the application form. One enclosed passport size coloured photograph (mentioning the candidate’s name, application form no. and course applied for on the back side of photograph)
  6. Demand Draft (DD)

Eligibility Criteria

B.Ed. (ODL) programme 2017-19

Both 1st and 2nd criteria given below are compulsory. Only one criteria out of the two mentioned in both 1st and 2nd is required.

  1. At least 50% percent marks either in the Bachelor’s Degree and/or in the Master’s Degree in Sciences/ Social Sciences/Commerce/Humanity.
  2. Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics with 55% marks or any other qualification recognized by the Academic Council of Magadh University equivalent
  3. Trained in-service teachers in elementary education.
  4. Candidates who have completed a NCTE recognized any teacher education programme through face-to-face (regular) mode.

M.A in Education programme 2017- 19

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline or any other qualifications recognized by the Academic Council of the Magadh University as equivalent.

MLIS Programme 2017- 19

Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science.


Entrance Exam Details

Ed (ODL)

The entrance examination will be pen and paper based. It will be objective type and will have multiple choice questions. Students will have to mark answers on an OMR sheet.

The exam will contain 100 questions. Each correct answer will gain the candidate 1 mark. There is no negative marking.

The paper will be divided in two parts which is as follows:

Part A: 80 questions.  General English comprehension, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, Educational & General Awareness and Teaching-Learning and the school.

Part B: 20 questions. Science faculty, Humanities faculty, Social Science faculty, Commerce faculty.

M.A in Education

No entrance test will be conducted.


No entrance test will be conducted for this course. In case the number of candidates are too much, a pre- admission test may be conducted.

Result 2017

Result will be provided in form of a merit list on official website of Maghad University and notice board of DDE. No answer key and re evaluation opportunity will be provided. No queries will be entertained.

Admission Process

Candidate will be selected on the basis of the merit list for the counseling. The candidate will be given admission based on their performance in the counseling.

Fee Structure

Ed (ODL)

The category wise course fee is mentioned below

  • Rs.45,000/- only for full course for BPL(Women only), SC, ST & EBC categories.
  • Rs.95,000/- only for full course for General category.

M.A in Education

The fee to be paid in this course is Rs. 7,200/- in the first year and Rs. 6,900/-. Additional fees for material will be charged.


The fee to be paid in this year is Rs. 1,200/-

For more details of Magadh University Distance Education 2017 – Download Information Brochure.

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