Nalanda University, Nalanda - Ph.D

Nalanda, Bihar UGC Estd 2010 Central University

Ph.D

Full Time
97,000FIRST YEAR FEES
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Duration4 Years
Course typeDegree
PlaceOn Campus
Type of courseDoctorate/M.Phil

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    ADMISSION 2021
    23 Sept 20 Start Date
    21 Jan 21 End Date
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    Course Description

    Nalanda University offers a full time and Part time modes of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Course. It is a 4-Years Course offered in 3 Specializations for National and International Students.

    It is specialized in Historical Studies, Ecology and Environment Studies, Buddhist Studies & Philosophy and Comparative Religion. It is a residential program for Full time Candidates. Residence will not be provided for Part time Candidates.

    Eligibility is to have a Master’s or M.Phil. Degree with a minimum of 65% marks. Selection is purely on the basis of Merit and interview conducted by the department. 

    Nalanda University Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria

    • For Full Time, Candidates should have completed Post Graduation with a minimum of 65% marks or equivalent GPA, with dissertation at Post Graduation or M.Phil. with a minimum of 65% marks or equivalent GPA.
    • For Part Time, Candidates should have completed Post Graduation with a minimum of 65% marks or equivalent GPA, with dissertation at Post Graduation or M.Phil. with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent GPA.
    • Candidates should have 8 to 10 Years of work Experience.

    Nalanda University Ph.D. Admission Guidelines

    Selection is based on Letter of Self-Introduction, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendations, Research Proposal, Writing Samples and further Interview. Also, Candidate should have cleared the Interview through video conferencing using Skype as per the schedule. 

    Part Time Candidates have to be forwarded through proper channels along with a NOC from the present employer. Also, the following things should be submitted by the Candidates applying for Ph.D. program:

    • Letter of Self Introduction
    • 2 Letters of Recommendation / References.
    • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
    • Research Proposal
    • At Least 2 to 3 Evidence of any research such as writing Samples or Published Papers

    International Candidates have to submit any language proficiency proofs which are:

    • TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign Language)
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    • Other Standard English Test on International Platform
    • Completed a full-time degree Course in taught in English

    How to Apply?

    Applications can be done on Online basis. 

    • Visit the Official Website of the University.
    • Click on Admissions Tab and then on Admission Process.
    • At the page, there will be an option of ‘Click here’ for both National and International Candidates.
    • Click on it and Register Yourself by making an ID and a password.
    • Then, fill the Application form with personal and Qualification Details required.
    • The Application form and Application fee along with required Documents should be submitted at ‘admissions2020@nalandauniv.edu.in’ for National Candidates and ‘foreignstudents@nalandauniv.edu.in’ for International Candidates.
    • Application fee of INR 500 for National Candidates and USD 08 for International Candidates should be submitted 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

    IFSC Code:HDFC0002059

    Read More: Nalanda University Admission

    Nalanda University Ph.D. Course Details

    The Ph.D. program is available in 3 Specializations. These are:

    1. Historical Studies
    2. Ecology and Environment Studies
    3. Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religion 

    As all the Courses will be conducted in English, All Candidates need to demonstrate a high level of competence in the English language. English language test scores of TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, PTE, STEP are accepted for International Candidates.

    8 to 10 Years of work experience is a must for part time Candidates.

    Read MoreNalanda University Course Details

    Nalanda University Ph.D. Fee Structure

    Fee Structure for National and International Candidates is as follows:

    • National Candidates (in INR):
    Type of fee Year I Year II, III, IV
    Semester I Semester II Semester III Semester IV
    Admission fee 6,000 - - -
    Tuition fee 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
    Miscellaneous fee 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500
    Security Deposit 6,000 - - -
    TOTAL 97,000 85,000
    • International Candidates (in USD):
    Type of fee Year I Year II, III, IV
    Semester I Semester II Semester III Semester IV
    Admission fee 93 - - -
    Tuition fee 615 615 615 615
    Miscellaneous fee 39 39 39 39
    Security Deposit 93 - - -
    TOTAL 1494 1308

    Note: Fee can be paid through Demand Draft (Offline) or NEFT/RTGS (Online)

    Nalanda University Ph.D. Placement Details

    The University provides internships to the students of Ph.D. programs. The University invites many major companies which select the students for placements. The Placement record is 100% for the Courses of NU. Students of the first batch were the only lucky ones to have this opportunity. 

    It is also said that there were only a very few students in the first batch. Although, Candidates could get links for fellowship, research projects etc. Most of the professors are really helpful and supportive.

    Read More: Nalanda University Placement

    Nalanda University Ph.D. FAQs

    Ques. Can the Applications be done in Offline Mode for NU?

    Ans. No, the Applications cannot be done offline. All the Admission process should be done Online. Application forms can be filled on the official website of the University where the documents should be submitted online. Only the fees can be submitted Online or Offline.

    Ques. If the Native Language of the Candidate is English, then is it compulsory to give English Proficiency Tests to get Admission in NU for Ph.D. program?

    Ans. No, the Candidate need not give the English Proficiency Tests if his/her Native Language is English. But if the Candidate is from Non-English-Speaking Background, then he/she has to give the English Tests.

    Ques. How can the Candidates reach Nalanda University?

    Ans. The University is located at Rajgir, Nalanda – 803116, Bihar. It can be reachable by train (Patna-110 km and Gaya-78 km), by Air (Nearest Airport at Patna-115 km), by Road (Nalanda-12 km, Bihar Sharif-25 km, Patna-110km, Gaya-78 km, Pawapuri-38 km).

    Ques. Do the Nalanda University provide residence to Ph.D. Candidates?

    Ans. Nalanda University provides Residence to full time Candidates. However, the Candidates who have chosen the part time mode will not get the facility of residence. Hence, the University provides the residence to full time Ph.D. Candidates only.

    Ques. What is the Application fee of Ph.D. Candidates in Nalanda University?

    Ans. The Application fee for Ph.D. Candidates is as follows:
    • National Candidates: INR 500
    • International Candidates:USD 08

    Application Fee can be paid through RTGS / NEFT.

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