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Post Graduate Admissions 2014 at Nalanda University

Updated on Thu, 22 May 2014 at 20:04 IST
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Nalanda University, Bihar announces admission to Post Graduate courses for 2014 session.

Course offered:

The University will begin its formal academic programme with offering Master’s Degrees in the following two schools in the Academic Year 2014-15

i) School of Ecology and Environment Studies
ii) School of Historical Studies

School of Historical Studies:

The School of Historical Studies will develop strong world and Asian history programmes. The School is uniquely poised to study the histories of different Asian and non-Asian regions. Students in the School of Historical Studies shall acquire a broad knowledge of global history, with specialisation in comparative or trans regional history All programmes at the School shall emphasize collaborative research, language training particularly in classical languages

School of Ecology and Environmental Studies:

The aim of the School of Ecology and Environment Studies is to foster research into local, regional and global environment issues adopting, pedagogically, a concentric circle approach from life in the campus to life in the biosphere The Nalanda model of sustainable and inclusive development will have roots in local traditions while creating linkages between the past and present systems of knowledge. Interactions will be through collaborative projects, university-level tie-ups and student exchanges

Fees and Costs:

Tuition Fees Per Annum (Academic Year 2014-2015) Rs 300,000/- (Rupees three lakhs only)
Other fees and administrative charges: Rs 75,000 approximately
In addition there will be costs related to board and lodging

Eligibility Criteria:

Graduate work in Nalanda is multidisciplinary, intense and intellectually demanding. The University has high academic standards and each School has specific requirements The requirements specified below are the minimum necessary for graduate admission to the University. Higher academic or language requirements may be specified by each School. You are normally expected to hold or to have achieved the following:

For Indian students:

A first class degree i.e. 60% from any Central University or 65% marks for applicants from other institutions A minimum of three years Bachelor’s degree is required

Admission Process:

The entire application process for admissions is paperless and online in keeping with the University’s commitment to sustainability

Each completed application will be considered by the admissions team

Only applications that are complete in all respects will be evaluated

Aspects that will be considered in evaluation of applications: Any offer of a place in the Nalanda University Graduate Program will depend on;

i) Academic qualifications and relevant professional or other experience if appropriate

ii) Suitability for the school / course

iii) Rigour of program / education completed.

iv) Proficiency in English

v) Academic References

vi) Written Statement of Purpose

vii) Sample of graded written work

Applicants should ensure that all of these requirements are provided

Admission evaluation process:

Candidates will be shortlisted and such candidates will be interviewed by means such as Skype before the offer of admission is madeCandidates offered admission must send their acceptance within the time specified The University will have a wait list and it will be their discretion to use it or not Wherever there is a requirement for qualitative assessment, the decision of the Selection Committee in that regard shall be final and binding

Important Dates

Admissions Open: 19th May 2014, 09.00 am IST
Application Window: 19th May 2014 to 30th June 2014
Application last date: 30th June 2014, 05.00 pm IST
Offer of Admission: 18th July 2014
Acceptance by selected candidates: 14th July 2014

More Details :

Nalanda University, Nalanda
Nalanda University was established in November 2010. The University came into being by a special Act of the Indian Parliament – a testimony to the important status that Nalanda University occupies in the Indian intellectual landscape. Nalanda is a stand alone international university unlike any other established in the country. Located in the town of Rajgir, in the northern Indian state of Bihar, Nalanda University is mandated to be "an international institution for the pursuit of intellectual, philosophical, historical and spiritual studies".

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