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!