Admissions 2019-20 for Foreign Nationals to Masters’ Programmes at Nalanda University Press Releases and Announcements

Admissions 2019-20 for Foreign Nationals to Masters’ Programmes at Nalanda University

Press Release

Admissions 2019-20 for Foreign Nationals to Masters’ Programmes at
Nalanda University

Nalanda University was established in 2014 to emulate the famous Nalanda University of ancient India which functioned for 800 years from 400 to 1200 AD. The Nalanda University offers interactive pedagogy using a cafeteria model and research based masters’ courses for residential students. Admissions 2019-20 are now open to Foreign Nationals for its Masters’ programmes as follows:

School of Ecology and Environment Studies (M.Sc., and M.A. courses)

• Human Ecology

• Hydrology

• Seed Ecology

• Food and Agriculture

• Climate Change

• Energy Studies

• Coastal and Marine Studies

• Remote Sensing and GIS

• Disaster Management

School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy, and Comparative Religions (M.A. courses)

• Asian Connections

• Buddhist Studies

• Buddhist Archaeology and Art

• Interaction of Religious Traditions

• Asian/ Indian Philosophy

• Vedic Studies/ Hindu Studies

• Yoga Philosophy

• Theory and Method of Religious Studies

School of Historical Studies (M.A. courses)

• History of Science

• East Asian History and Civilization

• Cultural History of India

• Oral Histories of India

• Asian Interconnections

• Economic History

• Archaeology

2. There is no age limit to apply, and one should have good proficiency in English and a Bachelor’s degree with CGPA of 2.2 out of 4 or equivalent grade to be eligible to apply. Interested applicants may submit their duly filled-in application forms, along with scanned copies of their mark-sheets, and either TOEFL / IELTS score, and a Statement of Purpose (SOP).

3. The SOP should reflect on the following points / questions:

  • Write a note on “The Relevance of Culture to Education in Today’s World’
  • Describe the student’s interest in the programme of study.
  • What motivates the student to pursue an education at Nalanda University?

4. The application documents should be emailed on or before 01.06.2019 to, and pay an Application Fee of USD8 by RTGS / NEFT transfer using the bank details given below:

Payee Name: Nalanda University

Bank Name: HDFC Bank Ltd.

Branch Name: Dharamshala Road, Rajgir

Bank Account Number: 50100079546912

IFSC Code: HDFC0002059

5. Shortlisted international candidates will be interviewed by video conferencing on Skype/WhatsApp. The courses will commence in August.

6. For information on the tuition fee, accommodation and other details, please contact:

Mr. Kishore K. Dhavala,

Deputy Dean (International Students Affairs) & Assistant Professor,

School of Ecology & Environment Studies (SEES),

Nalanda University, Rajgir 803 116 Bihar, India.

Mobile: +91 70914 96178




28 February 2019