Faculty of Social Sciences & Education

Nepal Open University is the first institution of its kind to impart knowledge, skills and competencies to working individuals at various locations in Nepal and abroad through open and distance mode. The University assumes that much of the activity of teaching, learning, researching and assessing can be easily performed through online and distance mode by downloading and uploading information in the electronic devices (computers). The learning outcomes of the program can be achieved through instructor-learner interaction and collaboration through technology mediated processes (such as synchronous and asynchronous video-conferencing).

NOU is launching the following pilot programs in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education starting from 2074: (a) MPhil in Education, (b) MPhil in Social Sciences, (c) Postgraduate Diploma in Distance and e-Learning, (d) Masters Degree in Media Studies (e) Bachelor in Education ( One year B.Ed)  (f) Diploma in Library Information and Management. These programs are up-to-date and designed to address the current job market context of Nepal. Professors /instructors at this Faculty are not just facilitators, they work as students’ torch bearers, supporters, mentors, advisors, and supervisors leading students from guided to autonomous learning and researching. In order to ensure the quality education, NOU will carefully observe the quality assuring processes from start to the end of the session.

Prof. Ram Chandra Paudel, PhD

Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Education




Available Programs


1. M. Phil in Social Sciences

Program Code Program Title
MPECO Economics
MPPOL Political Science
MPSCO Sociology
MPANT Anthropology
EMGA English

 2. M. Phil in Education

Program Code Program Title
MPNEP Nepali
MPEE English
MPHE Health
MPES Education
MPSS Social Sciences
MPME Mathematics

Post Graduate Diploma

Program Code Program Title
MPDEL  Distance and e-Learning

Master Degree

1. Media Studies

Program Code Program Title
MCS01 Masters Degree in Media and Communication Studies 


1. Bachelor in Education

      a. One year B.ED
Program Code Programe Title
BEDEN English
BEDNP Nepali
BEDSS Social Studies
BEDSC Science
BEDCE Computer Engineering
BEDAG Agriculture


Program Code Program Title
MPLIM Diploma in Library and Information Management


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