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Nalanda University Nalanda Admission Process

Admissions at Nalanda University are offered at postgraduate and doctoral levels. Some of the courses offered for Nalanda University admissions are M.Sc. Ecology and Environment Studies, M.A. Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions, M.A. Historical Studies, M.B.A. Sustainable Development and Management and Ph.D. programmes. Nalanda University admissions are offered in the fields like arts, humanities, social sciences, management and business administration, sciences etc. Students wanting to take admission in the master’s programme at Nalanda University need to submit a statement of purpose (SOP): why do you want to study at Nalanda University? (100 words) The reasons for choosing the programme (300–500 words). Candidates also need to submit a self-introduction/bio-note statement (300-500 words). 

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It is to be noted that students coming from non- English speaking countries/medium need to appear for language proficiency tests such as TOEFL/IELTS. For admission to M.B.A. Sustainable Development and Management, eligible students need to appear for CAT/XAT/MAT and obtain a minimum of 70 percentile. The final selection of candidates shall be made on the basis of a statement of purpose (SOP), self introductory note and interview. The university offers two postgraduate diploma courses: Post Graduate Diploma in Japanese and Post Graduate Diploma in Korean. For admission to Ph.D. programmes, eligible candidates need to submit a statement of purpose, research proposal, research writing sample or published papers, a letter of self-introduction and two letters of recommendation/references. There shall be an interview round for Ph.D. aspirants. 

Nalanda University Admissions- Application Process

  • Step 1- Visit the official website of Nalanda University. Click on ‘admissions’ listed on the menu bar.

  • Step 2- A drop-down list will appear, click on ‘instructions to fill the application form’. At the end of the page, there will be ‘apply now’. Click on the button and the application form will appear.

  • Step 3- Students should only fill the application form in English unless it is mentioned to write in any other language.

  • Step 4- Carefully, fill the application form and upload the documents. 

Note: The mode of filling the Nalanda University application form is online. No paper application forms will be accepted.

Nalanda University PG Admissions

At the postgraduate level, the university offers 4 programmes and 3 postgraduate diploma courses for Nalanda University PG admissions. Courses offered for admissions are  M.Sc. Ecology and Environment Studies, M.A. Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions, M.A. Historical Studies, M.B.A. Sustainable Development and Management. For admission to the master’s programme, students have to submit an SOP, self-introduction note and have to appear for an interview. For M.B.A., students must have a valid score in CAT/XAT/MAT followed by an interview.

Nalanda University PG Courses and Eligibility Criteria

Course Name

Eligibility Criteria

M.Sc. Ecology and Environment Studies 

Graduation with 55% marks or 2.2/4.0 grade point average (GPA) from a recognised university.

M.A. Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions 

M.A. Historical Studies

M.B.A. Sustainable Development and Management

Graduation with 55% marks or 2.2/4.0 grade point average (GPA) from a recognised university +CAT/XAT/MAT valid scores.


For working executives:

A minimum of 5 years of work experience. 


No objection certificate is a must for working executives/sponsored candidates/candidates on sabbatical/ candidates recommended by PSUs/GoI departments.



Nalanda University PG Admission Process

  • Candidates wanting to take admission in the master’s programme at Nalanda University must fulfil the eligibility criteria.

  • Visit the official website and fill the application form.

  • Eligible students need to submit an SOP and self-introduction note.

  • Shortlisted students have to appear for an interview.

  • Admissions will be offered considering the following factors: Students’ SOP’s, self introductory notes and performance in interviews.

Nalanda University PG Admission Process- M.B.A. Sustainable Development and Management

  • Students must check and meet the eligibility criteria.

  • Fill the application form.

  • Appy, appear and obtain valid scores in CAT/XAT/MAT. A minimum of 70 percentile is a must.

  • Students must submit an SOP and self introductory notes for Nalanda University PG admissions.

  • Shortlisted students need to appear for an interview.

  • The final selection of candidates is made on the basis of SOP, self introductory notes, and performance in the interview.

Nalanda University Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D.

Course Name

Eligibility Criteria

Ph.D.

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). 

Nalanda University Admission Process for Ph.D.

  • Candidates aspiring for Ph.D. admissions must meet the eligibility criteria.

  • Eligible students must visit the application form.

  • Applicants need to submit a statement of purpose, research proposal, research writing sample or published papers, a letter of self-introduction and two letters of recommendation/references. 

  • Shortlisted students need to appear for an interview.

  • Admissions will be offered on the basis of an SOP, research proposal and published papers, LOR’s and performance in the interview.

Nalanda University Nalanda Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: What is the application fee for different categories in Nalanda University?

The application fee for different categories at Nalanda University is the same. For Indian students, the application fee for Master’s and PhD Programmes is INR 500. For International students, the application fee for Master’s and PhD courses is USD 8. Applicants can pay the application fee in online mode through RTGS/NEFT.

2: Do I have to submit an SOP for admission to M.Sc. Ecology and Environment Studies at Nalanda University?

Yes, students have to submit an SOP for admission t M.Sc. Ecology and Environment Studies at Nalanda University.

3: Can I know the admission process for the masters’ programme at Nalanda University?

For admission to PG courses, students must submit an SOP and self introductory note followed by an interview.

4: What is the mode of filling the application form at Nalanda University?

The mode of filling the application form at Nalanda University is online.

5: What is the admission process for Ph.D. at Nalanda University?

Ph.D. admission process at Nalanda University includes submitting a statement of purpose, research proposal, research writing sample or published papers, a letter of self-introduction and two letters of recommendation/references and interview.

6: Is it mandatory for students to appear for CAT/XAT/MAT for M.B.A. admissions at Nalanda University?

Yes, students wanting to take admission in M.B.A. at Nalanda University must appear and obtain valid scores in CAT/XAT/MAT.

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