Netaji Subhas Open University

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At a Glance
Short Name : NSOU
Motto : {{{Please give motto, if any}}}
Established: 1997
Chancellor : Shri M.K. Narayanan, Governor of West Bengal
Vice-Chancellor/CEO: Professor Subha Sankar Sarkar
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Location : Kolkata, India
Campus : 1, Woodburn Park, Kolkata.
Website :


Dr. Anirban Ghosh

About the University

Netaji Subhas Open University was established as a State Open University by an Act of West Bengal State Legislature in 1997. Within a very short period of time the University emerged the status of Mega University with more than 142,000 learners on its roll. At present the University has 172 study centres all over the state of West Bengal.

Historical Development

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Organizational Structure

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Instructional System

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School of Studies/Faculties

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Learning Support Network

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Academic Programmes

List of Academic Programmes on offer

Bachelors Preparatory Programme (BPP)
Certificate Courses
Diploma Courses
Post Graduate Diploma Courses
Bachelors Degree Programme (BDP)
Post Graduate Degree Programme (PG/Masters)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
Non-Conventional Courses
Vocational Courses
Technical/Professional Courses

Enrolment and Success

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Administration and Governance

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Finance and Budget

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Extension Activities

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International Reach

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Acheivements and Highlights

The University received 'Excellence in Distance Education Award(EDEA) for Institutional Achievement from Commonwealth of Learning (COL) [1] at PCF4 in 2006.


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The University is a member of
Association of Indian Universities (AIU)[2]
Association of Asian Open Universities (AAOU)[3]
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)[4]

External Links

The university is recognised by UGC[5] and DEC [6]