Nalanda Open University B.Ed Admission 2020: Nalanda Open University (NOU), Bihar is offering admission to its 2-year B.Ed (Bachelor of Education) course through Bihar B.Ed CET 2020. The candidates with a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree can apply for admission through Bihar B.Ed Combined Entrance Test. The application form can be submitted online at bihar-cetbed-lnmu.in. The admissions to NOU are going to be granted through common online counselling held after Bihar B.Ed CET 2020. For more information regarding Nalanda Open University B.Ed Admission 2020, stay on this page and keep scrolling.
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Nalanda Open University B.Ed Admission 2020
Nalanda Open University is the only university in the state of Bihar that provides courses through distance (open) mode. The admission process is completely online this year. The University is not going to accept applications made through modes other than Bihar B.Ed CET 2020.
Nalanda Open University B.Ed Admission 2020 Eligibility Criteria
All the candidates willing to enrol themselves into 2-year B.Ed course offered by Nalanda Open University have to ensure the fulfilment of eligibility criteria. Check the eligibility criteria prescribed by the University below.
Age Limit: The applicants must be 21 years or older to be eligible for admission. However, there is no upper age limit.
Educational Qualifications: The candidates must hold one of the following degrees:
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Science/ Humanities/ Commerce/ Social Science with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/BC/EBC/PWD)
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology with at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/BC/EBC/PWD)
Employment Criteria: Candidates who meet the above-mentioned criteria and belong to one of the following categories are eligible for Nalanda Open University B.Ed Admission 2020.
- Untrained in-service teachers
- In-service teachers in elementary education
- Those candidates who have completed an NCTE recognized teacher training course in regular mode
Nalanda Open University B.Ed Admission 2020 Reservations
The reservation criteria prescribed by the state government of Bihar is applicable for Nalanda Open University B.Ed Admission 2020. Only Bihar citizens belonging to reserved categories are eligible for admission against reserved seats. Check the category-wise reservation statistics from the table given below.
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||16%|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||1%|
|Extremely Backward Class (EBC)||18%|
|Backward Class (BC)||12%|
|Women from Backward Classes (WBC)||3%|
|Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||10%|
|PWD (minimum 40% disability)||5% (Horizontally)|
|Dependents of Defence Personnel||2% (Horizontally)|
Nalanda Open University B.Ed Admission Procedure 2020
The candidates need to proceed in a step-wise manner to get a seat in Nalanda Open University’s B.Ed programme. Check the various phases involved in the admission process here.
Online Application Form: Firstly, the admission seekers have to submit an online application form for CET-BED 2020. The applicants must provide all the mandatory details in the application form carefully and upload requisite documents in a proper format. The information furnished by the candidates while applying is verified at the time of seat allocation.
Appear for Bihar B.Ed CET: Next, the applicants need to take the test at the allotted centres. Check complete details regarding Bihar B.Ed Combined Entrance Test 2020 from here.
Centralised Online Counselling: For Nalanda Open University B.Ed Admission 2020, the candidates need to participate in a common online counselling procedure.
Documents Required for Nalanda Open University B.Ed Admission 2020
After getting a seat, the candidates are required to report at Nalanda Open University’s campus with their original documents for the purpose of verification. The candidates are advised to keep checking this page and NOU’s official website, nalandaopenuniversity.com for notifications regarding reporting date, time etc. Following is a list of the documents needed to be carried for verification.
- Bihar B.Ed CET 2020 Admit Card
- Bihar B.Ed CET 2020 Score Card
- Class 10 mark sheet and passing certificate
- Class 12 mark sheet and passing certificate
- Graduation, postgraduation mark sheets
- Caste/Category certificate (if applicable)
Nalanda Open University B.Ed Admission 2020 Study Centres
Click here to check the complete list of Nalanda Open University Study Centres.
Nalanda Open University Schools
NOU provides various graduation degree, post-graduation degree & diploma and certificate courses through its 10 schools mentioned below.
- School of Computer Education and Information Technology
- School of Health and Environmental Science
- School of Economics, Commerce and Management
- School of Indian and Foreign Languages
- School of Indology
- School of Social Sciences
- School of Journalism and Mass Communication
- School of Library and Information Science
- School of Pure and Agricultural Sciences
- School of Teacher’s Education
Nalanda Open University, Patna
Nalanda Open University is the 2nd largest open university in the country after IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University). NOU came into existence in March 1987 through an ordinance passed by the state government of Bihar. It is situated in the capital city of Bihar, Patna. The university holds recognition from Distance Education Council (DEC), IGNOU along with UGC and Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. The objectives of the university include providing distance education courses to those who are not able to undertake regular education, making provisions for knowledge dissemination, research advancement, to raise awareness for self-sufficiency and equip candidates with knowledge to make them job suitable.
Nalanda Open University B.Ed Admission 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q Can I apply for direct admission in Nalanda Open University B.Ed?
Ans No, the admissions are offered through Bihar B.Ed CET.
Q What is the course fee for Nalanda Open University B.Ed Admission 2020?
Ans The admission fee is Rs 25,000 per year.
Q Does Nalanda Open University provide concession in admission fee for reserved category students?
Ans The university provides 25% admission fee concession to the women candidates.
Q I am an SC student from Haryana? Can I avail benefits of reservation in Nalanda Open University B.Ed Admission 2020?
Ans Only Bihar domicile holders belonging to reserved categories are eligible for reservations.
Q Are BBA/BCA degree holders eligible for Nalanda Open University B.Ed Admission?
Ans Yes, such candidates are eligible.
Official Website: nalandaopenuniversity.com
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