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Netaji Subhas Open University is an open university imparting distance education in eastern India.


NSOU is the sole state open university of West Bengal and the largest one in India recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Distance Education Council (DEC) of India. In 2006, the University received the Excellence in Distance Education Award (EDEA) for institutional achievement conferred by Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Vancouver, Canada. The University is also a member of the Association of India Universities (AIU), New Delhi, The Association of Asian Open University (AAOU), Malaysia and The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), United Kingdom.


Netaji Subhas Open University offers various programmes like undergraduate (three years), postgraduate (two years), postgraduate diploma (one year), diploma (one year), certificate (six months) and vocational programmes (six months, one year and two years). At present, the University conducts 77 courses. There are two-second degree programmes.


These include bachelors in library science (BLIS, one year) and B Ed (special education) for two years.


Netaji Subhas Open University distance education courses given

School of Humanities

Bachelors Degree Programme (BDP) (B.A.)

Bengali (EBG)

English (EEG)


Post Graduate Degree Programme (PGP) (M.A.)

Bengali (PGBG)

English (PGEG)

English Language Teaching (PGET)


Diploma Programme

English Language Teaching (ELT)


Post Graduate Diploma Programme

Journalism & Mass Communication (JMC)

Public Relations and Advertising (PR & Ad.)


Certificate Programme

Communicative English (CE)


School of Social Science

Bachelors Degree Programme (BDP)

History (EHI)

Political Science (EPS)

Sociology (ESO)

Economics (EEC)

Public Administration (EPA)


Post Graduate Degree Programme (PGP)

History (PGHI)

Political Science (PGPS)

Public Administration (PGPA)

Short Term Course

Research Methods in Social Sciences



School of Science


Bachelors Degree Programme (BGP)

Mathematics (EMT)

Geography (EGR)

Physics (EPH)

Zoology (EZO)

Chemistry (ECH)

Botany (EBT)

Post Graduate Degree Programme (PGP) - M.Sc.

Mathematics (PGMT)

Geography (PGGR)

Zoology (PGZO)


Vocational Studies Courses

Post Graduate Diploma in Export Import Management(PGD EXIM)      

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling (PGD PC)            

Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Front Office Management (PGD HFOM)   

Post Graduate Diploma in Apparel Designing and Fashion Technology (PGD ADFT)

Post Graduate Diploma in Needle Work  & Knitting (PGD NWK)  

Post Graduate Diploma in Modern Office Management(PGD MOM)      

Post Graduate Diploma in Taxation (PGDT)

Post Graduate Diploma in Retail Management (PGD RM) 

Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Risk Management     

Post Graduate Diploma in Travel  & Tourism(PGD TT)      

Post Graduate Diploma in e-Accounting and Financial Management (PGD e-AFM)

Post Graduate Diploma in Values, Ethics and Leadership (PGD VEL)

Diploma in Safety Skills and Security Management (DSSM)

Diploma in Pre-Primary Teachers Education Montessori  

Diploma in Entrepreneurship Development & Small Business Management  

Diploma in DTP and Networking         

Certificate in Organic Agriculture And Horticulture

Tailoring & Dress Designing - Basic Course

Tailoring & Dress Designing - Advance Certificate Course

Tailoring & Dress Designing - Advanced Diploma Course 

Certificate Manavi-Vidya-Amra Pari (Women Empowerment)


School of Education

Bachelors Degree Programme (PGP)

B.Ed. (Special Education)


Post Graduate Degree Programme (PGP)

MA in Education


School of Professional Studies

Bachelors Degree Programme (BGP)

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com. / ECO)


Post Graduate Degree Programme (PGP)

Master of Commerce (M.Com.)

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)


2nd Degree Programme

Bachelor in Library and Information Science (BLIS)