Message from the Vice Chancellor

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to Nepal Open University (NOU), the premier
institution of higher/tertiary education through open and distance-learning mode. We, at NOU, are in the very initial stage of scaffolding necessary infrastructures to gear up its speed. NOU’s prime objective is to equip its learners with knowledge, skills and competencies connected to employability through flexible, learner-centered and technology enhanced/mediated way. Following the basic principles of open and distance education, NOU will strive to reach the “unreached” in terms of pace, place and time and will ensure quality and significant education by its rigorous processes of curricular activities, student support system, innovative and hardworking team of expert professors/staffs. In order to maintain the “aura” of the physical presence and the personal “rapport” between the learner and the instructor, blended mode will be followed in the formative years of the University. NOU will make every effort to make its education “as good as” or even “better than” those of conventional systems of higher education institutions...[readmore] 

Message from the Registrar

Welcome to Nepal Open University – the first national public Open University!

Nepal Open University, being committed to its fundamental goals – reaching the unreached and serving the unserved by integrating pedagogy and technology for  massification, diversification, democratization, inclusion, social justice and digitization of education – aims at bringing in what the conventional universities have excluded so far.

Students, who are unable to make up their classroom presence regularly because of time, place, professional, economic and other constraints, can achieve the academic degrees, using NOU programs. In the context of marketization and commodification of education, the establishment of the NOU, an attempt for decommodification of education, will make education easily accessible to education aspirants and prepare globally qualified human resources. The University education will certainly enrich the national educational repertoire as it links up with the international academic trends and practices. NOU will contribute nation by integrating it with global knowledge economy.

NOU, instead of transmission model and emphasis on memorizing facts, provides students 21st century’s skills with new ways to develop their problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills with collaborative learning.

The educational scenario round the globe is constantly changing, and has been welcoming new sorts of practices and programs. Considering such developments, the University has developed its courses, curricula and the teaching-learning materials. With the committed and qualified faculties, along with the top-notch technical minds and skills, the University has started its programs. The online and distance education will certainly reach to the students of the nooks and crannies, and facilitate them to realize the global issues, and widen their understanding. The University, to meet the designed goals and objectives, strictly follows its educational calendar so that the educational programs run timely.

Once again, I extend my hearty welcome to every prospective student to Nepal Open University!

Kamal Dhakal