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Admission Process

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

  • Only applications that are complete in all respects will be evaluated
  • Candidate has to pay an application fees to INR 600 (for Indian candidates) and $ 10 (for foreign nationals) while filling up the Application Form.

Admission at Nalanda University is a two tier process:

Any offer of a place in the Nalanda University Graduate Program will depend on:

  • Screening/shortlisting of Application Forms:
    • Preliminary shortlisting based on eligibility, academic performance, and completeness of the Application form.
    • Final shortlisting based on qualitative aspects like SoP, referee’s recommendation, written work etc.
  • Personal Interview by the Candidate.

Screening/shortlisting of Application Forms:

It is not mandatory that all the applicants, who have filled the Application Forms, would be invited for an interview. All the completely filled in application forms, would primarily be screened for their correctness and adherence to specified regulations and passed on to a select committee comprising of nominees of Vice Chancellor. The application without proper academic/professional references from the referees, specified by the candidate in the Application Form will not be accepted.

For the short listing of Application Forms, the committee members will evaluate the candidates on the basis of certain parameters, such as academics, statement of purpose, graded written work etc., furnished by the Applicant.

Personal Interview:

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by means of video conferencing using Skype before the offer of admission is made. These candidates will be sent intimation about the schedule of the interview on his/her email. 

The interview on skype will be conducted by a panel comprising of not less than two members, who are nominated by Vice Chancellor. The final short listing from interview session will be done on the parameters like communication skills, confidence level of applicant, general awareness, subject interest etc

All the candidates must take note of the following points:

  • The final offer will be sent on the email of the candidate.
  • Candidates offered admission must send their acceptance within the time specified.
  • The University will have a wait list and it will be the University’s 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.
  • The admission process at Nalanda University is need blind – it is based solely on the merit of the applicant.
  • Only those students, to whom an offer of admission is finally made, may be considered for any financial aid, if available.

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