Netaji Subhas Open University(NSOU) Bachelor Degree Program in Arts, Science and Commerce

Are you thinking of completing your graduation from an open university because of your busy schedule? Netaji Subhas Open University is offering admission to Bachelor Degree Program in 15 subjects in Arts, Commerce and Science streams. Know more about the subjects they are offering, eligibility criteria, course fees and the admission procedure in this article

Courses offered

Netaji Subhas Open University is conducting Bachelor Degree Program (BDP) in three streams Humanities, Science & Commerce where 15 subjects are offered in the academic year 2020-21. Students can choose these subjects either as elective or Honours papers.

They are offering a B.A (Bachelor of Arts) degree in the following eight subjects:
  1. Bengali
  2. English
  3. History
  4. Political Science
  5. Public Administration
  6. Sociology
  7. Education
  8. Economics

They are offering a B.Sc (Bachelor of Science) degree in the following six subjects:
  1. Physics
  2. Mathematics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Geography
  5. Zoology
  6. Botany

Under the stream of commerce, they are offering a degree in the following subject:
  1. Bachelor of Commerce


Eligibility criteria for admission to any of the subjects in the BDP are pass marks in 10+2 or equivalent. However, for certain subjects, minimum marks in 10+2 have to be obtained. These subjects and their required minimum score in 10+2 are given below
  • English – 40% in English
  • Physics – 40% in Physics and must pass Mathematics
  • Mathematics – 50% in Mathematics
  • Chemistry - 40% in Chemistry and must pass Mathematics
  • Geography – 50% in Geography
  • Zoology – 50% in Biology
  • Botany – 40% in Biology
  • Education – 45% in 10+2

Duration of course

From the date of registration, the minimum duration of each course is 3 years which can be extended up to a maximum 6 years for which the students must pay the course fees, renewal fees etc within the stipulated time.

Course fees

  • The admission fee for BDP in any subject – Rs 475/-
  • The yearly course fee for B.A and Commerce subjects - Rs 2100/-
  • The yearly course fee for B.Sc when the subsidiary paper is not lab-based – Rs 3100/-
  • The yearly course fee for B.Sc when the subsidiary paper is lab-based – Rs 4266/-

The course fee is excluding any bank charges/ payment gateway charges.

Important dates

The process of application is online and the fees are also to be paid online. However, students can opt for payment through Bank Challan also.
  • The last date to submit the Application Form is 10th September 2020 within 6:00 PM
  • The last date to pay the fees online is 18th September 2020 within 4:00 PM
  • If fees paid through Bank Challan, the process must be completed within the banking hours on or before 18th September 2020

How to apply

The scanned copy of the following documents is required while filling up the application form
  • Passport size photograph
  • Candidate's signature
  • Valid ID Proof (Aadhaar/Voter ID/PAN card)
  • Age proof
  • 10+2 Mark sheet
  • Pass Certificate of Class 10
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • BPL Certificate (if applicable)
  • PWD Certificate (if applicable)
  • Employer certificate (if applicable)
  • Defence/Security Force Certificate (if applicable)

You need to follow the steps mentioned below to complete the admission process
  • Go to the Admission Link and register yourself
  • Fill up the Application Form and upload the scanned copy of the documents according to the instructions
  • The documents will be verified by the University and the status of the application will be notified in the Admission website and the website of the University
  • Check the websites regularly and according to the status of your application, you need to proceed to the next step. If modification is required, make the necessary changes and submit again for further verification
  • After the application is approved, pay the fees either online or through Bank Challan. If you pay through Bank Challan, visit a branch of Allahabad Bank after 2 days of approval of your application
  • Print/Download the Payment Confirmation Receipt from the website 2 days after making the payment
  • Visit the Admission website regularly and when available print the provisional Enrolment Certificate and SLM Receipt

Contact information

Netaji Subhas Open University
DD-26, Sector-I, Salt Lake City,
Kolkata 700 064
Phone: +91 -33 4066 3220
Admission related queries: +91-33-4058 5127
Admission website:

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