Netaji Subhas Open University Distance Education Admissions 2019, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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Netaji Subhas Open University is a government(West Bengal) run open university. It was started in 1998 with only Bachelor’s degree programs in Arts and Commerce. The university started its Bachelor’s degree programs in January 2000, post graduation in Mathematics in 2002, and post graduation in History and in Social Work in 2004.


The following courses, degree (undergraduate and postgraduate), diploma and certificate, are offered by the university in all the three streams of Arts, Science and Commerce-

Courses  Specialization
B.A Bengali, English, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Economics
B.Sc Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Zoology, Botany, Mathematics (With Lab based Subsidiary Subject), Mathematics (With non-lab based Subsidiary Subject)


B.Ed,B.Com, M.Com, Master of Social Work
M.Sc Mathematics, Geography, Zoology
M.A English, Bengali, English Language Teaching, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Education
Bachelor & Master of Library and Information Science
Diploma courses Pre-Primary Teachers’ Education- Montessori, DTP & Networking, Entrepreneurship Development & Small Business Management, Safety Skills & Security Management
Post Graduate Diploma Travel & Tourism, Psychological Counselling, Taxation, Values, Ethics & Leadership, Export-Import Management, Disaster Risk Management, Modern Office Management, Needle Work and Knitting, Apparel Designing and Fashion Technology, Retail Management, Hospital Front Office Management, English Language Teaching, Public Relations and Advertising, Journalism & Mass Communication


Basic,Advanced Certificate& Diploma Tailoring and Dress Designing



The admission process is conducted partly online and partly offline for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. For the online mode, visit and (postgraduate) and after reading the notifications, click on the link to fill application form.

Before filling it, keep digital copies of your passport sized photograph and signature, both of which should be less than 50 kb in size. Take a printout of the completed admission form.

Those who want to opt for offline fee payment should also take a printout of the bank challan. Attach photocopies of supporting documents (marks sheet of last qualifying exam, matriculation marks sheet, proof of date of birth). Take the computer generated admission form and the photocopies of documents to your study center to get it checked and verified. Make sure they put the official stamp on your application.Then proceed to payment .

For offline mode, visit a branch of Allahabad Bank after 48 hours of document verification and pay fees in cash. For online payment, visit the portal, where you’ll be redirected to the payment gateway and you can pay via credit card/ debit card/ net banking. After getting an SMS confirmation of payment, visit the website and take a printout of payment confirmation receipt and receipt of SLM’s.

Visit the study center with payment confirmation receipt, application form, supporting documents in original and photocopies. You will be issued a copy of the prospectus, which will include a perforated enrolment form, Annexure I and Annexure II. Fill these, and submit them along with payment confirmation receipt, admission form, and self-attested photocopies of documents to complete the admission.

For admissions into all certificate and diploma courses, the process is offline. Visit the study center with supporting documents as mentioned in the ‘eligibility’ section for verification. Get a demand draft for the requisite course fees drawn in favour of Netaji Subhas Open University, payable at Kolkata. Mention name and phone number on reverse side of the demand draft. Visit the study center again with a recent passport size photograph, photocopies of documents and submit the demand draft. Receive the stamped and signed payment slip from the supervisor along with a prospectus. Fill the perforated enrollment form, and submit it along with self-attested photocopies of supporting documents.


The fee structure differs from stream to stream and from one level of education to the other. Following are the course fees (in INR) for the programs-

Course Fees
Post Graduate Diploma in Taxation 9,000
B.A. and B.Com 4,500
B.Sc. with non-lab based subsidiary paper 6,600
B.Sc. with lab based subsidiary paper 7,500
Bachelor of Library & Information Science 5,000
M.Sc. in Mathematics and Master of Social Work 10,400
Master of Library & Information Science 10,000
Diploma in DTP & Networking 6,000
Post Graduate Diploma in Travel & Tourism 12,000
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling 18,000

The fees to be paid at the time of admission includes a third of the course fee and an admission fee which includes the following charges-

  • Registration Fee Rs. 150/-
  • Fees for Identity cum Registration Card Rs. 100/-
  • Annual Development Fee Rs. 175/-
  • Fee for Prospectus Rs. 150/-
  • Migration Fee Rs. 25/-
  • Bank Charges Rs. 35/-(for payment through offline mode) OR payment gateway charges (for payment through online mode)

The candidates are requested to carefully check their eligibility for the desired course before paying the fees. The full details of the fee structure can be viewed on university website


The following list mentions the eligibility criteria for various courses-

B.A in English 10+2 with 40% marks in English
B.A  (Others) 10+2
B.Sc. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics 10+2 with 40% marks in respective subject and pass mark in mathematics


B.Sc. Zoology, Botany 10+2 with 40% marks in Biology
B.Sc. Geography Honours graduate in respective subject
M.Sc. Zoology, Geography 10+2 with 50% in Geography
M.Sc. Mathematics Honours graduate in mathematics/ scored 55% marks in mathematics (for other graduates)
M.A Graduate of any recognized University and have studied at least 300 marks in respective subject and passed successfully
Bachelor of Library and Information Science ·         45% for honours graduates, 50% for pass graduates


Diploma in DTP & Networking Class 10
Diplomas in Pre-Primary Teachers’ Education Montessori, Entrepreneurship Development & Small Business Management, Safety Skills & Security Management- 10+2


Post Graduate Diploma courses in Travel & Tourism, English Language Teaching, Public Relations and Advertising, Journalism & Mass Communication 3-Year Graduationfrom any recognised university


Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling Graduate in social sciences/ education/ nursing/ sociology/ medicine


Post Graduate Diploma in Taxation Any graduate/ LLB/ CA/ CWA

The relaxation of marks for reserved categories (scheduled caste and scheduled tribe) is calculated as per rules issued by Government of West Bengal.For the full details, refer to university website


NSOU is approved by following recognition bodies:-

  • University Grants Commission (UGC)
  • Distance Education Council (DEC)
  • Government Of West Bengal
  • The Association of India Universities (AIU)


  • NSOU is regarded as one of the top 10 open universities in India.
  • It has received Excellence in Distance Education Award (EDEA) from Commonwealth of Learning(COL)


For the session 2016-17, the important dates for Bachelors courses are as follows-

  • Opening of admission portal- 23rd July
  • Closing of admission portal- 6th August
  • Schedule for Document Verification and Application Form Endorsement at Study Center- 23rd July to 7th August
  • Schedule for Final Admission Form Submission at Study Center- 23rd July to 21st August

Dates for post graduate course admission for session 2016-17 are as follows-

  • Online application system- 27th August to 10th September
  • Verification and Endorsement of Application Form from Study Centers- 27th August to 11th September
  • Online fees collection- 27th August to 13th September
  • Offline fees collection through Bank Challan- 29th August to 13th September
  • Final submission of Application Form to the Study Centers after payment of Fees- 27th August to 18th September


The university can be contacted via the following-


The university has a vast network of close to 118 study centers spread all over West Bengal to facilitate admission, teaching and examination process for the students. The following are a few study centers –

  • Dum Dum Motijheel College, Kolkata
  • Gurudas College, Kolkata
  • Shibpur Dinabandhu College, Howrah
  • Bankura Christian College, Bankura
  • Pravat Kumar College, Midnapore
  • Nistarini College, Purulia
  • Burdwan Raj College, Burdwan
  • Nabagram Hiralal Paul College, Hooghly
  • Krishnanagar Govt. College, Nadia
  • Bolpur College, Birbhum
  • Siliguri College, Darjeeling

The full list of study centers and details of courses taught can be found at


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