Nalanda University Admission 2021: Dates, Courses, Fees, Eligibility, Form, Process

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Content Curator | Updated on - Apr 30, 2021

Nalanda University has started the application process Masters and PhD courses Admission 2021. Registration deadline has not ben declared yet. Candidates can visit the official website to apply. Application process has opened for both Indian and International students. Application fee of INR 500 has to be paid during online application.

Nalanda University offers specializations in MA, M.Sc, MBA, PhD and PG Diploma courses. Nalanda University was originally a revered place of learning in ancient India, attracting students from abroad, until it was destroyed in a series of raids. It was restored recently in 2006. Currently, it is a central university approved by the AICTE and the UGC.

  • For admission to MBA, the candidates should have taken either the CAT, MAT or the XAT exam with 70 percentile.
  • The last date to apply for Short Term Certificate courses at Nalanda University has been extended till October 27, 2020. The minimum eligibility for the courses in the candidate must have passed 10+2 class and the candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of merit. The date of commencement of for Short Term Certificate courses 2020 is yet to be notified
  • The last date to apply for Diploma Certificate courses at Nalanda University was October 19, 2020. The minimum eligibility for the courses in the candidate must have passed 10+2 class, with basic competence in Korean/ Sanskrit/ English and the candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of merit & Entrance exam. The classes for Diploma courses 2020 is yet to be notified
  • Nalanda University PG admissions 2020 is still going on. The last date of filing of the application form, merit list, and commencement of classes is yet to be notified.

Nalanda University Admission

Events Date
Last date to apply for certificate courses October 27, 2021
Commencement of classes of certificate courses To be notified
Last date to apply for diploma courses October 19, 2021
Commencement of classes of diploma courses October 26, 2021
XAT 2021
XAT 2021 registrations  September 12, 2021 - December 10, 2021
Release of Admit Card December 20, 2021
XAT exam 2021 January 3, 2021
Result announcement Second week of January, 2021
MAT 2020 December (IBT Mode)
Registrations open October 5, 2021 - December 11, 2021
Release of Admit Card  November 18, 2021 - December 13, 20201
MAT 2020 IBT Exam November 21, 2021 - December 15, 2021
MAT 2020 December (CBT Mode)
Registrations open December 6, 2021 - December 23, 2021
Release of Admit Card  December 26, 2021 - December 28, 2021
MAT 2020 CBT Exam December 28, 2021
  • For admission to MBA, candidates have to take the CAT, MAT or XAT.
  • Candidates for all postgraduate courses have to produce a statement of purpose. They also have to take an interview.

Nalanda University Highlights 2021

Name of Institute Nalanda University
Institute Type Central University
Application mode Online
Basic Admission Criteria MA and M.Sc: Graduate degree with 55% marks;
MBA: Graduate degree with 55% marks;
PhD: Master’s degree with 65% marks;
PG Diploma: Graduate degree with linguistic proficiency in relevant subject.
Entrance Exam MBA: CAT/MAT/XAT
Scholarship Yes

Important Dates

EVENTDATE
PG program RegistrationFeb 20, 2021 - Jun 15, 2021
Ph.D RegistrationSep 23, 2020 - Jan 21, 2021

Nalanda University MBA Admission 2021

Nalanda University offers one specialization under the MBA course. The course is two years long.

Duration 2 years
Specialization Sustainable Development and Management
Eligibility criteria Graduate degree with 55% marks
Entrance examination CAT/MAT/XAT

Eligibility and Selection criteria:

  • The candidate should have graduated in any field with 55% marks.
  • The candidate should have taken either the CAT, MAT or the XAT with 70 percentile.
  • The candidate has to produce a Bio-Statement and a Statement of Purpose, followed by an interview. Based on that, they will be considered for selection.

Nalanda University PG Admission 2021

The university offers two specializations under the MA course and one specialization under the M.Sc course. To be eligible, candidates should have a graduate degree with 55% marks. For selection, candidates have to produce a Bio-statement and a Statement of Purpose. After this, they have to take an interview before being considered for selection.

Course Specialization Eligibility Criteria Selection Criteria
MA Historical Studies Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religion Graduation with 55% marks Bio-Statement, Statement of Purpose, Interview
M.Sc Ecology and Environment Studies

Nalanda University PG Diploma Admission 2021

The university offers seven specializations under the PG Diploma Course. To be eligible for the course, the candidate must have a graduate degree. The candidate must also show linguistic competence in the chosen language. Selection will be based on an interview.

Specializations 7
Eligibility Criteria Graduation with linguistic competence in selected language
Selection criteria Interview

Top specializations

English Sanskrit Korean Pali

The institute offers three other specializations.

How to apply to Nalanda University for Postgraduate Diploma?

  • Visit the official website of Nalanda University.
  • Click on Admission Process; in the PG Diploma section, click on Click Here.
  • Fill out the form.
  • Submit the application form to admissions2020@nalandauniv.in.
  • Pay the application fee of 500 INR.

Nalanda University Ph.D Admission 2021

The institute offers three specializations under the PhD course. The course has a duration of four years.

Duration 4 years
Specializations 3
Eligibility criteria Master’s degree with 65% marks
Selection criteria Letter of Self-Introduction, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendations, Research Proposal, Writing Samples

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • The candidate should have a Master’s degree with 65% marks.
  • The candidate should produce a letter of self-introduction and two letters of recommendation.
  • The candidate has to submit a statement of purpose, which should clearly state the reason for opting the course and choosing Nalanda University.
  • The candidate should submit a detailed research proposal.
  • The candidate should submit evidence of research, such as two or three writing samples or published papers.

Top specializations

Historical Studies Ecology and Environment Studies Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religion

How to Apply to Nalanda University for postgraduate and PhD courses?

To apply to Nalanda University, follow these steps:

  • Visit the official website of Nalanda University..
  • Click on Admission Process; then click on Click here.
  • Fill out the form.
  • Submit the application form along with the statement of purpose and other documents to admissions2020@nalandauniv.edu.in. 
  • Pay the application fee of 500 INR online using the following details:

Payee Name: Nalanda University

Bank Name: HDFC Bank Ltd

Branch Name: Dharamshala Road, Rajgir

Bank Account Number: 50100079546912

IFSC Code: HDFC0002059

The transaction ID should be submitted to admissions2020@nalandauniv.edu.in

FAQs

Ques. Is Nalanda University good?

Ans. Nalanda University is an AICTE and UGC-approved university run by the central government.

Ques. What is the placement scenario at Nalanda University?

Ans. As of now, Nalanda University does not have a placement cell.

Ques. Does Nalanda University provide scholarships?

Ans. The university provides a number of scholarships:
  • Nalanda Merit-based Scholarship: The candidates at the top of each round of the admission process are eligible for 100% scholarship.
  • Nalanda Need-cum-Merit-based Scholarship: Meritorious students with a family income less than 450,000 INR are eligible for 100% scholarship.
  • Nalanda Fellowship: Foreign National with a good academic record and a recommendation from the Admissions Committee are eligible for this scholarship.
  • Nalanda Work Study: This is available to those students who work for fixed hours to cover their tuition fees and residential charges. Candidates with a family income of less than 500,000 INR are eligible for this award.
  • ICCR Scholarships
  • CLMV Scholarships: Candidates from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam can apply for this scholarship.

Ques. What is the application fee?

Ans. The application fee is 500 INR for Indians and 8 USD for international students.

Ques. What are the eligibility criteria for international students?

Ans. The eligibility criteria for international students are the same as Indian students. However, international students who are not native speakers of English have to provide proof of knowledge of the English language in the form of:
  • a TOEFL score;
  • an IELTS score;
  • the score of any other standard international English test; or
  • a full-time degree course taught entirely in English.

Nalanda University, Nalanda Fees & Eligibility

CourseFees
M.Sc73,000 (1st Year Fees)
M.A73,000 (1st Year Fees)
MBA1.17 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)
Ph.D97,000 (1st Year Fees)
PG Diploma79,000 (Total Fees)
COURSEADMISSION LINK
M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts
M.Sc
MA
MBA/PGDM
Admission Link

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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8.7 /10

Admission :

For admission , you should have minimum 55% or equivalent GPA in your UG. For my program MBA, atleast 70 percentile score in CAT/XAT/MAT is needed. If you are eligible then you have submit the application form and your selection will be on the basis of Statement of Purpose (SoP), self introductory note, and followed by an Interview.

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You got nothing wrong with NU, if you decided to study here. It?s an international university, so the student diversity is huge and really cool study environment. You would definitely love being here and study.

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Admission :

Admission at Nalanda University is very simple. There is an online form on their website that you can fill up and submit will all the required documents and the admission fee is 500 rupees. You will get a call if you are shortlisted.

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One of my aim, since I choose humanities in my 11TH class is to work as Historian. that?s how I ended up in NU . The admission process is not as many other universities in the country. Along with application form , you have to submit a SOP, self introduction note and you will call for an intervire if they like your application.

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You will experience the many different cultures in one place. The diversity is huge. The curriculum is very updated. So if you are thinking about studying history, NU is a good place for you. Because of the students coming from different countries, you will different perspectives of a similar issues and history affect them.

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7.7 /10

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Once the University announced the admission notification on the website, I had to download the application form from the website and then I filled it with all details and submitted to the University with 500 rupees application fees. Also, I had attested all required documents. After submission, I received a mail regarding my selection based on my merit. Then I joined the interview via Skype and got selected.

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M.A in Historical Studies has fairly simple admission criteria. All you have to do is fill up the online for on the University's website and have to have a graduation marks of more than 60%. The final selection happens after interview.

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I love Nalanda University. It is one the best universities in India and the courses are very good. Plus, the teachers are very helpful. I made a lot of friends and had a great time in the hostel too.

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After filling an online application, I was called in for an interview, the marks from my master's and bachelor's were kept in consideration and then I was called again regarding my selection after a couple of weeks.

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When the University reported the confirmation notice on the site, I needed to download the application structure from the site and afterward I filled it with all subtleties and submitted to the University with 500 rupees application expenses. Additionally, I had bore witness to every necessary report. After accommodation, I got a mail with respect to my determination dependent on my legitimacy. At that point I joined the meeting by means of Skype and got chose.

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The admission process for my program was entirely online. The application form was filled online and documents were uploaded with the form. An interview was also held through skype for all shortlisted students.

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