Nalanda University Admission 2022 for Different Subjects (M.A./M.Sc./MBA/PhD)

Nalanda University Admission 2022 for Different Subjects (M.A./M.Sc./MBA/PhD). Applications open for all students. Keep watching this space for additional details. Currently, the University is offering the following programs:

Masters (M.A./M.Sc./MBA)

CourseDuration (Years)
MA in Hindu Studies (Sanātana)02
MA in World Literature02
MBA in Sustainable Development and Management02 (With an Exit Option after 1 Year with Diploma)
MSc in Ecology and Environment Studies02
MA in Historical Studies02
MA in Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions02

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

CourseDuration (Years)
PhD in World Literature04
PhD in Sustainable Development and Management04
PhD in Ecology and Environment Studies04
PhD in Historical Studies04
PhD in Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions04
PhD in Hindu Studies (Sanātana)04

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Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria for Masters’ programme for Indian and International Students

Minimum criteria is 55% or 2.2/4.0 GPA or equivalent Grade Point Average(GPA) in Under Graduate Degree.

Students from any stream i.e Humanities/Sciences/Engineering/Management/Law etc. can apply for any programme, however students may not apply for more than two programmes.

Self-Introduction/Bio-Note Statement (Not more than 250 words)

Statement of Purpose (SoP)

  • Why do you want to study at Nalanda University (100 words)
  • The reasons for choosing the programme (300 – 500 words)

Proof of English proficiency is required for students coming from non English speaking countries/medium:

  • TOEFL/IELTS or any other standard certification in English

*The candidate having full-time degree-level course, entirely taught and assessed in English need not submit any certificate

For MBA in Sustainable Development and Management (in addition to the above criteria)

  • For Indian students, a minimum score of 70 percentile in CAT or XAT or MAT is required.
  • For international students, a minimum credit score/GPA at Undergraduate level to be 3.0/4.0 GPA or equivalent GPA or relevant GMAT score
  • For Working Executives
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience
  • No Objection Certificate is required from employer for working executives/sponsored candidates/ candidates on sabbatical/candidates recommended by PSUs/GOI Departments.
  • CAT/XAT/MAT score will not be applicable.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria for PhD Level Admission at Nalanda University for Indian and International Students

For full time students it’s a fully residential programme, with a stipend of 35000 INR per month

Essential Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Applicant should have a Master’s degree with at least 65% marks or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA), preferably with dissertation at Masters’ level or M.Phil. Degree with 65% marks or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA).
  2. Applicant to submit a Letter of Self Introduction, and 2 Letters of Recommendation/ References.
  3. Applicant to submit a Statement of Purpose (SoP) (The SoP should clearly state the reason for opting the course/programme and choosing Nalanda University)
  4. Applicant to submit a detailed Research Proposal (which will be put through plagiarism check)
  5. Applicant to submit evidence of any research such as writing samples or published papers (at least 2 to 3).
  6. International applicants have to submit a language proficiency proof such as:

Eligibility Criteria for Employed Applicants (Part-time):

  1. Applicant should have a Master’s degree with at least 65% marks or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA), preferably with dissertation at Masters’ level or M.Phil. Degree with 60% marks or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA).
  2. Applicant must have a minimum of 8-10 years of work experience.
  3. Applicant to submit a Letter of Self Introduction, and 2 Letters of Recommendation/ References
  4. Applicant to submit a Statement of Purpose (SoP) (The SoP should clearly state the reason for opting the course/programme and choosing Nalanda University)
  5. Applicant to submit a detailed Research Proposal (which will be put through plagiarism check)
  6. Applicant to submit evidence of any research such as writing samples or published papers (at least 2 to 3).
  7. Application should be forwarded through proper channel along with a NOC from the present employer
  8. International applicants have to submit language proficiency proof such as:

Eligibility Criteria for Post Graduate Diploma

A minimum of three years Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) in the relevant language or degree in any subject with demonstrated evidence of linguistic proficiency equivalent to the Bachelor’s degree

The University requires all applicants to demonstrate competence in the English language.

A minimum of three years Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) is required from any recognised Indian University.

A GPA of at least 2.2 or above on a 4 point scale or equivalent grade if other grade point scale is used.

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Admission Process

Master’s and PhD Programmes:

The entire application process for admissions is paperless and online in keeping with the University’s commitment to sustainability. The Application form has to be filled in entirety, and submitted along with the Statement of Purpose (SoP), self-introductory note, and the documents mentioned therein.

For Indian Students

The candidate has to visit the University website for filling the online Application Form using online-portal Apply here

The duly-filled Application Form and a Statement of Purpose (SOP) along with all the documents should be submitted to [email protected] . The candidate has to pay an Application Fee of INR 500 (Rupees Five Hundred only) towards the processing of the application through RTGS/NEFT using the details given below:

PAYEE NAME: NALANDA UNIVERSITY

BANK NAME: HDFC BANK Ltd.

BRANCH NAME: DHARAMSHALA ROAD, RAJGIR

BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER: 550100079546912

IFSC CODE: HDFC0002059

The transaction ID/payment/transfer details must be submitted to Admissions Office at the following email address: [email protected] . The candidate has to appear in the Interview through video conferencing using Skype as per the schedule intimated to the candidate.

For International Students

International students have to visit the University website for filling the online Application Form using online-portal Apply here

The duly-filled Application Form and a Statement of Purpose (SOP) along with all the documents should be submitted to [email protected]. The candidate has to pay an Application Fee of USD 08 (Eight US Dollars only or equivalent in Indian currency) towards the processing of the Application through RTGS/NEFT using the details given below:

PAYEE NAME: NALANDA UNIVERSITY

BANK NAME: HDFC BANK Ltd.

BRANCH NAME: DHARAMSHALA ROAD, RAJGIR

BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER: 50100079546912

SWIFT CODE: HDFCINBBXXX

The transaction ID/payment/transfer details must be submitted to Admissions Office at [email protected]

Selection of candidates

  1. Shortlisted applicants will be called for an Interview in person or through video conferencing as per the intimated schedule. Selection will be purely on merit.
  2. Selected candidates will be recommended for the provisional admission for the academic year 2022-23.
  3. University reserves the right to admit/not admit without specifying any reason.
  4. The University reserves the right to evolve the criteria for short-listing candidates based on the norms and regulations of the University amended from time to time.
  5. It is not guaranteed that all the applicants who have filled the Application Form and appeared in the entrance test/interview would be selected for admission at the University.
  6. Selected candidates will be intimated through email.

Postgraduate Diploma

The entire application process for admissions is paperless and online in keeping with the University’s commitment to sustainability. The Application form has to be filled in entirety and be submitted along with the documents mentioned therein.

Priority Deadline for Masters Programs Applications: July 20, 2022

All applicants need to demonstrate a high level of competence in the English language, as all courses will be conducted in English. English language test scores of TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, PTE, STEP are accepted.

Q. My native language is English. Do I have to take English Proficiency Tests to be eligible for Nalanda University admission?

Ans: You don’t need to take English Proficiency Tests if your native language is English or if your medium of instruction is English.

Students coming from Non-English speaking countries and not trained in English medium will have to submit a certificate of proficiency in English

Q. When will the 2022-23 session start?

Ans: The session will start in the first week of August 2022

Q. Do you have distance learning programme?

Ans: No. We do not have distance education currently. All our programmes are residential.

Q. I have difficulty in filling up the admission form online, what should I do?

Ans: Please contact [email protected] (for Indian);  [email protected] (for International)and we shall help you.

Q. Do you have Undergraduate and M.Phil Programmes?

Ans: At present we have Post Graduate and Doctoral Programmes in addition to various short-term courses.

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