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North Orissa University Baripada (NOU BARIPADA) - Admission

State University


Baripada, Odisha

State University


Baripada, Odisha

NOU Baripada Admission 2020 - Courses, Eligibility, Specializations

Updated On - January 25 2020 by Akriti Maurya

North Orissa University was established on 13 July 1998 under Section 32 of the Odisha University Act, 1989 (Act 5 of 1989), and is located in the city Baripada, Orissa. It is Public University, accredited by the UGC. North Odisha University has two campuses, the main campus is in Baripada the district and the second campus is at suleikhamar near Kendujhargarh in Kendujhar district. It is 250 km away from Kolkata and 260 km from the State capital Bhubaneswar. This university mainly provides higher education through on-campus as well as distance education modes. It aims to provide job-oriented technical courses.

NOU Baripada Admission Highlights

The candidates can check the summary of the North Orissa University in the table given below:

Name of the University North Orissa University
Established Year 13 July 1998
Type of University Public University
Admission Basis Entrance Test
Application Form Online form

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NOU Baripada Admission 2020 for PG Courses

Selection of candidates for admission to PG courses shall be made on the basis of their Academic Career weightage of which will be 50% and performance in the Written Entrance Test (50%)

Courses Minimum Eligibility Intake Duration
Biotechnology Any graduate with Biology at 10+2 standard.
30 seats for each course
2 Years
Botany B.Sc in concerned disciplines from a recognised board /institute.
Computer Application Should have passed BCA  3 Years
Economics Should be an Honours graduate in Economics 40 seats 2 Years
Santali Honours Graduate in Santali with 45% marks in aggregate 
Self-Financing Courses
Anthropology & Tribal Studies
  • Honours Graduate in Social Sc./Humanities
    with Anthropology as pass or elective


  • Honours Graduate in Life Sc./Biotechnology/Microbiology/


30 seats 2 Yrs
BBA Should have passed graduation with good score 40 seats
Computer Science
  • Graduation in BCA/Computer Science with 50% marks having B.Tech in Computer Science/IT.
  • Honours Graduate in Physics/ Chemistry/Statistics/Mathematics/ Electronics) Electronics/IST).
30 seats
Education Honours in B.Ed. 40 seats
English Should have passed Bachelor's in graduation in English 40 seats
Hindi Bachelor's (Honours) in Hindi or Hons or Pass in any discipline with 50% marks in aggregate. 40 seats
Library & Information Science (MLIS) Hons in Lib Science OR Hons. Graduate with 1 year B.Lib. Information Science OR Hons graduate in any discipline from a recognised board. 40 seats
Mathematics Graduate(Hons) in Maths/Maths & Computing/Statistics 30 seats
Odia Graduation (Hons) in Odia 40 seats
Remote Sensing & GIS Graduation (Hons) in Arts with Geography / Science 30 seats
Sanskrit Graduate(Hons) in Sanskrit 40 seats
Social Work Should have passed Graduation in any discipline. 40 seats
Wild Life & Biodiversity Conservation Graduate(Hons) in Biological Science OR Hons Graduate in Science having Biology at the 10+2 level. 30 seats
Yoga & Naturopathy Graduation in any discipline with a good score from a recognised board. 30 seats

To offer admission in MBA and Computer Application the applicants will be selected on the basis of Odisha Joint Entrance Examinations (OJEE).

NOU Baripada Admission 2020 for M.Phil 

North Orissa University offers one year (two semesters) M.Phil in Computer Science, Economics, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Santali and Zoology in main campus, Baripada, English, Odia, Sanskrit in 2nd campus, Suleikhamar, Keonjhar.

Course Name Course type Specializations Eligibility
M.Phil. Regular Botany The candidate must hold a PG degree in the concerned discipline from a recognised board with minimum 55% marks (5% relaxation for the reserved categories).
Computer Science
Self-Financing Anthropology and Tribal Studies
  • Candidates who will qualify UGC-CSIR-NET/GATE /SLET test and awardees of Teacher Fellowship from UGC are exempted from entrance test but will have to go through an Interview round.
  • Candidates who have already submitted PhD thesis or hold a Ph.D. degree are not eligible for admission into M.Phil.
  • An employed person who wants to be admitted will have to produce proof of relieving by the employer to the authority.

NOU Baripada Admission 2020 for Pre-PhD/PhD Courses

North Orissa University offers one-semester Pre-Ph.D course work in Chemistry, Botany, Computer Science & IT, Biotechnology, Economics, Life Science, Physics, Santali and Zoology in the main campus at Baripada, Odia, Sanskrit at Suleikhamar, Keonjhar and Law in Mayurbhanj Law College at Baripada.

Course Specializations Eligibility
Ph.D Biotechnology A candidate must hold a PG degree in the concerned discipline with at least 55% marks for open categories and the is a 5% marks relaxation for the reserved categories.
Commerce & Management
Computer Science & IT
Life Science
Political Science
  • The candidates qualifying UGC-CSIR-NET (including GRF)/ GATE/ SLET/ Teacher Fellowship are exempted from entrance exam but will have to go for Interview round.
  • No admission shall be given to a candidate for any of the P.G. courses of this University for the second time.

NOU Baripada Admission 2020 for Distance Education

North Orissa University offers distance courses the details of which are given below in the table:



Bachelor of Library & Information Science


Should have passed Higher Secondary exam with a minimum of 55% marks from a recognised board.

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Arts

The university also offers the following Distance PG Courses for the duration of 2 years.

Course Specialization Eligibility
MCA Computer Applications Honors graduates in relevant subjects.
MBA Business Administration
MSW Social Work Should have passed graduation with a good score.
PIMR Personnel Management & Industrial Relations
MA Political Science

The admission to all the distance courses is direct.

NOU Baripada Admission 2020 Integrated B.Ed-M.Ed Course

The university offers an integrated course for B.ED and M.Ed, the details of which can be checked below:

  • NOU offers three years (six semesters) Integrated B.Ed-M.Ed Course under self-financing mode in Baripada campus.
  • Applicants should have passed a Post Graduate Degree in Sciences/Social Sciences/Humanities with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade (as per NCTE norms 2014).
  • from a recognized institution.
  • Intake of the course is 50 (25 from Science stream and 25 from Arts stream).

Check the NOU Baripada Courses and Fees 

NOU Baripada Application Process

North Orissa University invites applications through open advertisement in Odia and English daily newspapers for admission into various PG /M. Phil /Integrated B.Ed-M.Ed/Pre-Ph.D courses. The candidates can follow the below steps to apply for their preferred course:

  1. Applicants can fill the form online and no other mode will be considered.
  2. To apply for the exam one has to visit the official website and then fill the form.
  3. Before proceeding to fill up the e-application form at the candidate must read the procedure of e-admission-2020, application fee, eligibility criteria for admission into different courses, reservation and weightage guidelines and other relevant information.
  4. To fil, the form applicants will have to first register themselves by giving their name, name of the department and course, mobile number, e-mail ID, date of birth and the password.
  5. After registration, the applicant will receive the SMS and e-mail containing information on registration.
  6. To complete the form the candidates will have to login with the registered id and password.
  7. Lastly, will have to submit the fee through the available mode.
  8. The hard copy of the filled application form along with the necessary documents must be submitted to the office of the chairman, P.G. council.
  9. Candidate applying under Green passage scheme are exempted from paying online
    Application Fees as per the govt.
  10. Fee once paid will not be refunded in any circumstances.

Application Fee - The application fee shall be paid separately for a different subject.

Courses Fees
PG/ Integrated B.Ed-M.Ed Course Rs 500/-
Pre Ph.D Course Rs 1000/-
M.Phil Course Rs 600/-
Distance course Rs 400/-

Mode of Payment - Application Fee can be remitted by Debit card/Credit card/internet banking.

Documents to be submitted with Application Form:

  • Copies of mark sheets and certificates of all examinations.
  • Copy of caste certificate duly signed by the competent authority 
  • Copy of PH certificate of physically challenged
  • Copy of certificate on a claim of reservation under Ex-service (ESM), Serving Defence
    Personal (SDP) quota issued from the Rajya /Zilla Sainik Board and Children of Martyrs (CoM)
  • Copy of certificate of Kashmiri migrants
  • Copies of certificates of Sports and games participation to avail the reservation
  • Copy of certificate of participation NSS/NCC/Rover & Ranger 
  • Copy of the certificate to avail benefit under Green passage Scheme.

NOU Baripada Reservations

The applicants can check the seat reservation details as per the govt of Odisha below:

Categories Reservations
Scheduled Tribes 22.5%
Scheduled Caste 16.25%
Persons with Disabilities  5%
Self/Children/Wife/ Husband of ex-serviceman Serving (ESM) defence personnel and the Children of Martyrs (CoM). 1%
Kashmiri migrants 2 seats

For Kashmiri migrants relaxations shall be as follows:

  • Such candidates can be given an extension in the date of admission up to 30 days.
  • Relaxation will be given in cut-off percentage of up to 10% subject to minimum eligibility requirement.
  • Domicile requirements shall be waived.
  • Migration in second and subsequent years shall be allowed based on the seat availability.


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