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Netaji Subhas Open University

The premier State Open University in India
28.03.2020 : WebTV Programme Schedule:
01st April, 2020 to 30th April, 2020.
19.03.2020 : ICT initiatives of NSOU
(Online-Resources of NSOU)
19.03.2020 : Suspension Notice of all
Personal Contact Programme (PCP).
30.03.2020 : Submission of On-Line Examination
Form for BDP is extended.
19.03.2020 : REVISED Notice for On-Line Exam Form Submission for BDP TEE Dec-2019 and June-2020. 13.03.2020 : Examination Notice (SVS) for July 2019 Batch.
28.03.2020 : WebTV Programme Schedule : 01st April, 2020 to 30th April, 2020 20.03.2020 : An appeal to the Learned Users of Library Department, NSOU, Kalyani Regional Centre
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About Us
History
Netaji Subhas Open University is the premier State Open University in India. The year 1997 was the birth centenary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The Chief Minister of West Bengal made an announcement at a State function that an Open University would be set up soon and dedicated to Netaji's hallowed memory. The Higher Education Minister, Govt. of West Bengal spearheaded the idea after his visit to the Open University in U.K. Under his instruction was set up a ten-member steering committee headed by late Dr. Bhaskar Ray Chowdhury, former Vice-Chancellor of Kolkata University.

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.

Professor Radharaman Chakraborty, the then Director of NIAS was appointed as the first Vice Chancellor of NSOU. An Advisory body, consisting of eminent educationists and senior administrators was constituted to plan and oversee the activity of the newly opened University. They executed the preliminary set-up necessary for the functioning of the Open University and from July 1998, 31 Study Centres started functioning under Netaji Subhas Open University with a Bachelor Degree Programme (BDP) in Arts & Commerce. Since January 1999 semester further 5 study centres were opened with Arts & Commerce Courses under the BDP.

The University started Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Science subjects from January, 2000 session.

The Post Graduate Degree Programme in Science subject(Mathematics) and Arts Subjects (History and Social Work) were started in January,2002 and January, 2004 session respectively.

The second Vice-Chancellor of NSOU is Professor Surabhi Banerjee who took over charge on 17th November 2001. She is also the first lady Vice-Chancellor of NSOU. She handed over her charge as Vice-Chancellor to Shri Joydeep Sil, the then Registrar of the University, on 15.05.2008.

Shri Joydeep Sil officiated as Vice-Chancellor (15.05.2008 to 27.10.2008).

The third Vice-Chancellor: Professor Manimala Das (27.10.2008 to 31.7.2011).

The fourth Vice-Chancellor: Professor Subha Sankar Sarkar (since 01.08.2011).
PCP Schedule/Notice
  • No Schedule/Notice.
  • 12.03.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate Political Science (PGPS), Part-I, Paper-III, July 2019 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Maharaja Manindra Chandra College.....Detail
  • 12.03.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate Public Administration (PGPA), Part-II, Paper-VII, July 2018 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Maharaja Manindra Chandra College.....Detail
  • 12.03.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate Public Administration (PGPA), Part-I, Paper-III, July 2019 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Maharaja Manindra Chandra College.....Detail
  • 05.03.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate English Language Teaching (M.A. ELT), Part-I & II, Paper-II & VI, July 2019 Batch.
    Venue: Womens' Christian College, Kolkata.....Detail
  • 04.03.2020 : Notice for Postponement of PCP in Post Graduate Public Administration (PGPA), Part-I & II.
    PCP Centre: Maharaja Manindra Chandra College.....Detail
  • 02.03.2020 : PCP Notice of Post Graduate Political Science (PGPS), Part-I & Paper-II.
    PCP Centre: Maharaja Manindra Chandra College.....Detail
  • 26.02.2020 : PCP Notice of M.Com. 1st & 2nd Year.
    PCP Centre: Maharaja Manindra Chandra College.....Detail
  • 20.02.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate English (PGEG), Paper-VI, July 2018 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Durgapur Regional Centre.....Detail
  • 20.02.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate English (PGEG), Paper-II, July 2019 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Durgapur Regional Centre.....Detail
  • 20.02.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate English (PGEG), Paper-VI, July 2018 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Women's Christian College.....Detail
  • 20.02.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate English (PGEG), Paper-II, July 2018 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Gurudas College & Women's Christian College.....Detail
  • 19.02.2020 : PCP in Post Graduate Mathematics (PGMT) Part-I, Paper-IA, IB, IIA & IIB, 2019-2020 Batch.....Detail
  • 19.02.2020 : PCP in Post Graduate Mathematics (PGMT) Part-II, Paper-VIIA, VIIB, VIIIA & VIIIB, July 2018 Batch.....Detail
  • 18.02.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate Bengali (PGBG), Paper-II, July 2019 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Women's Christian College.....Detail
  • 18.02.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate Bengali (PGBG), Paper-VI, July 2018 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Women's Christian College.....Detail
  • 18.02.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate Bengali (PGBG), Paper-II, July 2019 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Durgapur Regional Centre.....Detail
  • 18.02.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate Bengali (PGBG), Paper-VI, July 2018 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Durgapur Regional Centre.....Detail
  • 14.02.2020 : Notice for PGED PCP (Part-I & II) Postponement at Kalyani RC on 16/02/2020.....Detail
  • 13.02.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate Public Administration (PGPA), Part-II, Paper-VI, July 2018 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, Kolkata.....Detail
  • 13.02.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate Public Administration (PGPA), Part-I, Paper-II, July 2019 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, Kolkata.....Detail
  • 10.02.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate Political Science (PGPS), Part-I, Paper-II, July 2019 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, Kolkata.....Detail
  • 10.02.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate Political Science (PGPS), Part-II, Paper-VI, July 2018 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, Kolkata.....Detail
  • 26.02.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations & Advertising (PGDPR&AD), Paper-II, January 2020 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, Kolkata......Detail
  • 25.02.2020 : PCP Schedule of PG Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication (PGDJMC), Paper-II (Reporting and Post Reporting), January 2020 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, Kolkata......Detail
  • 22.01.2020 : PCP Schedule of PG Diploma in Public Relations & Advertising (PGDPR&AD), Paper 1 (Principles to Communication), July 2019-2020 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, Kolkata......Detail
  • 22.01.2020 : PCP Schedule of PG Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication (PGDJMC), Paper-I (Mass Communication), July 2019-2020 Batch.
    PCP Centre: Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, Kolkata......Detail
  • 14.01.2020 : PCP Schedule of Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations & Advertising (PGDPR&AD), January 2020 (Academic Year 2019-2020).
    PCP Centre: Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, Kolkata......Detail
  • 14.01.2020 : PCP Notice of PG Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication (PGDJMC), January 2020 (Academic Year 2019-2020).
    PCP Centre: Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, Kolkata......Detail
  • 13.01.2020 : PCP Schedule for Post Graduate Diploma in English Language Teaching (PGDELT), Paper-II, Session January 2020.
    PCP Centre: Women's Christian College, Kolkata......Detail
  • 13.01.2020 : PCP Schedule for Post Graduate Diploma in English Language Teaching (PGDELT), Paper-I, Session January 2020.
    PCP Centre: Women's Christian College, Kolkata......Detail
  • 17.01.2020 : Revised PCP Schedule of MLIS, Session January 2020......Detail
  • 17.01.2020 : Revised PCP Schedule of BLIS, Session January 2020......Detail
  • 17.12.2019 : PCP Schedule of BLIS, Session January 2020......Detail
  • 17.12.2019 : PCP Notice of BLIS, Session January 2020......Detail
  • 11.12.2019 : Counselling Sessions of B.Ed. Spl. Edu. (ID/HI/VI)-ODL.
    PCP Centre: Kalyani Regional Centre......Detail
  • No PCP Schedule/Notice found for Certificate Courses for the year 2019.
Examination Notices
  • 30.03.2020 : Submission of On-Line Examination Form for BDP is extended.....Detail
  • 19.03.2020 : REVISED Notice for On-Line Examination Form Submission for BDP Term End Examination December-2019 and June-2020.....Detail
  • 18.03.2020 : Notice for On-Line Examination Form Submission for BDP Term End Examination December-2019 and June-2020.....Detail
  • 13.03.2020 : Examination Notice (SVS) for July 2019 Batch.....Detail
  • 04.03.2020 : Examination Form Fill Up Circular for 2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Needlework & Knitting, Theory & Practical, Term End Examination June 2020.....Detail
  • 04.03.2020 : Circular for Filling up Examination Form of Basic, Advance Certificate & Advance Diploma in Tailoring and Dress Designing, Theory & Practical, TEE June 2020.....Detail
  • 03.02.2020 : Examination Schedule of B.Ed. Special Education (M.R./H.I./V.I.)-ODL for PRACTICAL Term End Examination of 1st Semester (December 2019), 3rd Semester (December 2019) and 5th Semester (December 2019).....Detail
  • 15.01.2020 : Examination Venue of B.Ed. Special Education (M.R./H.I./V.I.)-ODL for Theory TEE of lst Sem (Dec 2019), 3rd Sem (Dec 2019) and 5th Sem (Dec 2019).....Detail
  • 07.01.2020 : Schedule of B.Ed. Special Education (M.R./H.I./V.I.)-ODL for Theory Term End Examination. lst Sem (Dec 2019), 3rd Sem (Dec 2019) and 5th Sem (Dec 2019).....Detail
Admission/Renewal/Merit List
  • 28.01.2020 : ADMISSION: Notification for Ph.D. Programmes, Academic Year 2019-20 (Session: January 2020).....Detail
  • 21.01.2020 : ADMISSION: Admission to 6-Month Certificate Course on Capacity Building and Professional Development on Inclusive Education (CDSER).....Detail
  • 10.01.2020 : BDP RENEWAL: Notification for Online BDP Renewal, 2019 (2nd Phase).....Detail
  • 10.01.2020 : BDP RENEWAL: Steps to be followed for BDP Renewal, 2019 (2nd Phase).....Detail
  • 07.01.2020 : ADMISSION: Last Date of Admission under School of Vocational Studies (SVS) & Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL) has been extended.....Detail
  • 13.12.2019 : MERIT LIST: General Instruction for 2nd Counseling of Post Graduate Geography and Zoology, Session January 2020 for NSOU & Non-NSOU.....Detail
  • 13.12.2019 : MERIT LIST: Provisional 2nd Merit List of Post Graduate Geography for NON-NSOU Candidates of all Categories, January 2020.....Detail
  • 13.12.2019 : MERIT LIST: Provisional 2nd Merit List of Post Graduate Zoology for NON-NSOU Candidates of all Categories, January 2020.....Detail
Results
  • 12.03.2020 : Result of Master of Arts (M.A.) in Public Administration, for the Term End Examination June 2019......Detail
  • 06.03.2020 : Result of Master of Arts (M.A.) in History, for the Term End Examination June 2019......Detail
  • 06.03.2020 : Result of Master of Arts (M.A.) in English Language Teaching, for the Term End Examination June 2019......Detail
  • 05.03.2020 : Result of Bachelor of Library & Information Science (BLIS) Examination, for the Term End Examination, June 2019......Detail
  • 04.03.2020 : Result of Master of Arts (M.A.) in Bengali, for the Term End Examination June 2019......Detail
  • 26.02.2020 : Result of Master of Commerce (M.Com.), for the Term End Examination June 2019......Detail
  • 24.02.2020 : Result of Master of Arts (M.A.) in Education, for the Term End Examination June 2019......Detail
Recruitments
  • 12.02.2020 : Inviting Applications for the posts of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor.....Detail
  • 12.02.2020 : Inviting Applications for Officer & Non-Teaching post(s).....Detail
News and Events
  • 26.03.2020 : Online Learning - ICT initiatives of MHRD and UGC......Detail
  • 26.03.2020 : List of Learning Resources developed by Commonwealth of Learning (COL)......Detail
  • 20.03.2020 : An appeal to the Learned Users of Library Department, NSOU, Kalyani Regional Centre......Detail
  • 19.03.2020 : Suspension Notice of all Personal Contact Programmes (PCP)......Detail
  • 19.03.2020 : ICT initiatives of NSOU (Online-Resources of NSOU)......Detail
  • 11.03.2020 : Notification regarding cancellation of the National Conference on 14th and 15th March, 2020.....Detail
  • 10.01.2020 : Call for Paper for NSOU-OPEN JOURNAL.....Detail
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Tenders
  • 05.12.2019 : Tender Notice for Book Printing for School of Social Sciences, Salt Lake, NSOU.....Detail
  • 02.12.2019 : Tender Notice (AC-404) for Smart Class Room for School of Education, Kalyani Regional Centre, NSOU.....Detail
  • 02.12.2019 : Tender Notice (AC-403) for Smart Class Room for School of Education, Kalyani Regional Centre, NSOU.....Detail
  • 02.12.2019 : Tender Notice (AC-402) for Furniture for Jalpaiguri Regional Centre, NSOU.....Detail
  • 02.12.2019 : Tender Notice (AC-401) for Furniture for Jalpaiguri Regional Centre, NSOU.....Detail
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