Netaji Subhas Open University Recruitment Project Assistant for research Project at School of Social Sciences

Netaji Subhas Open University (NSOU) Recruitment Project Assistant for research Project at School of Social Sciences.

NETAJI SUBHAS OPEN UNIVERSITY Advertisement for engagement of Project Assistant (One) for research Project at School of Social Sciences, NSOU.

Accredited ‘A’ Grade by NAAC

Department of History, School of Social Sciences DD-26, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700064


Memo No: SSS/601                                                               Date: 06/07/2022


Applications are invited for one Project Assistant on a purely temporary basis for work related to NSOU sponsored research project Women Learners in History Programmes: A Case Study of NSOU.

This NSOU sponsored project has been undertaken by Principal Investigator, Dr. Ritu Mathur Mitra, Head & Associate Professor, Department of History, NSOU (vide Office Order No. AC/140/2021-22 dated 01.11.2021 and Ref. no. Reg./1295 dated 22.11.2021).


The Project Assistant will be paid a remuneration of Rs. 7500/- per month for a period of 4 months from the date of engagement subject to satisfactory performance


Masters in History/ Sociology/ Public Administration/ Political Science /Education/ Social Work/ Economics with 55% marks with relaxation for SC/ST/OBC candidates as per Government norms


  • Efficient in MS Office applications like Word, MS PowerPoint, Excel etc. and Google Forms) and well conversant with data analysis software
  • Knowledge of Sample Survey, Rating Scale etc. and willing to do fieldwork in areas covered by Kolkata (HQs) Kalyani, Durgapur, Jalpaiguri Regional Centres of NSOU
  • Report writing in English
  • Ability to type in Bengali
  • Possessing own laptop with internet connection


Maximum 35 years for General category as on 1.1.2022, with relaxation for SC/ST/OBC candidates as per Government norms. The University has the discretion to relax the qualifying age for candidates with higher qualification and longer experience.

Interested candidates may apply in the prescribed format to [email protected] by 15 July, 2022 with the subject line ‘Application for NSOU Sponsored Project’.

All supporting documents like scanned copies of self-attested certificates/marksheets etc. should be mailed in a single pdf as attachment.

Only shortlisted candidates will be intimated by mail by 18 July, 2022 and have to appear for an interview thereafter. Decision of the Selection Board duly constituted for the interview will be final.

(Note: Candidates meeting minimum eligibility criteria may not necessarily be called for interview. Short listing criteria may be higher than the minimum eligibility. No TA &DA will be paid for appearing for the interview. The services may be terminated at any point without remuneration if performance is not satisfactory).

Q. Is NSOU certificate valid?

Ans. Definitely a degree from NSOU is valid for all government jobs. Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Open University is recognised by UGC norms. So, definitely a degree from NSOU is valid for all government jobs. Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Open University is recognised by UGC norms.

Q. Which is best NSOU or Ignou?

Ans. Both universities are good for distance learning, but IGNOU is more old university then NSOU, IGNOU established in the year 1985 whereas NSOU established in the year 1997, the other good thing about IGNOU is that it is a central university and NSOU is a state University, IGNOU is more reowned and reputed.

Q. Is PhD from NSOU valid?

Ans. The High Court allowed the Petition filed by Dr. Maiti, and held inter alia that PhD degree obtained by Dr. Motin from Netaji Subhas Open University cannot be accepted as a valid PhD degree for the post of Principal and accordingly, a direction was given to recasting the panel for the post of Principal.

Q. Is NSOU under Calcutta University?

Ans. Netaji Subhash Open University (NSOU), founded in 1997, is the state-level open university in Kolkata.

Q. Is NSOU degree valid for IAS?

Ans. Yes, you are eligible for the exam as any graduate is eligible for the civil services exam.

Q. Is NSOU a private university?

Ans. Netaji Subhas Open University (NSOU) is a state open university imparting distance education in eastern India.

Q. Is Netaji Subhas open university good?

Ans. It is a satisfactory college for forming a base for competitive examinations. Placements: Students get a bachelor or master degree from NSOU. Degrees are UGC recognised.

Q. Is IGNOU free of cost?

Ans. IGNOU offers courses at different levels and with different specializations, so the fee structure of every course also varies. Students will have to pay the fee amount as decided by the institution for the course. The fee amount can vary from INR 2500 to INR 85,000 or more as per the course.

Q. Is NSOU degree valid for UGC NET?

Ans. Yes, you are eligible to apply for NET examination as you have completed your Post Graduation from NSOU. Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) conducts NET exam twice every year on behalf of University Grants Commission(UGC) to recruit the candidates for JRF and Lectureship in universities and colleges in India.

Q. Can I do PhD after MA from NSOU?

Ans. Those candidates who have completed masters degree with above 55% marks from a recognized university are eligible for Ph. D entrance exam. For SC/ST candidate its 50% and above in masters degree. There are no age criteria.

Q. Is NSOU degree valid for WBCS?

Ans. You have completed BA in Bengali from NETAJI OPEN UNIVERSITY so you are eligible for WBCS exam , because NETAJI OPEN UNIVERSITY is approved by UGC . If you have completed Graduation in any discipline from recognized university then you are eligible for WBCS exam.

Q. Is Netaji Open University UGC approved?

Ans. Netaji Subhas Open University-CIQA

Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA) of the University is preparing a database for the students of NSOU who successfully completed UGC-NET/GATE/ SET/UGC-CSIR-NET and other equivalent examination.

Q. Is NSOU approved by NCTE?

Ans. NCTE is a central Government body are valid throughout india. Is degree from netaji subhas open university(NSOU) valid for govt and private sector jobs? Yes it valid for all purpose.

Q. Is NSOU degree valid for set exam?

Ans. Any distance and open university are completely eligible for this UGC-NET exam. Apart from this, Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC are eligible for this Test.

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