Netaji Subhas Open University (NSOU) is the premier State Open University in India established by West Bengal Act (XIX) of 1997 and recognized by UGC and DEB. At present the University is continuing its work with 154 study centres. In near future, more study centres will be opened with thrust on "meeting the unmet" particularly the disadvantaged sector of rural community and minority with application of IT. The study centres of University, which have already been opened and are on the anvil of opening will also provide for widening the scope of several vocational, professional and on line courses in addition to its existing courses up to PhD levels. At present, the University functions from its six campuses. The University has been experiencing exponential growth in several dimensions. Currently, the University has attained the status of Mega University with more than 2,50,000 learners in 72 courses.
The University has taken the new initiative to extend its rich resource facilities to the unreached. The on line store provides every individual wide ranges of books and materials to choose from at very competitive prices.