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Governance

The President of India is the Visitor of Nalanda University.

The Chancellor is the head of the University and is also the Chairperson of the University’s Governing Board. The Chancellor presides over Governing Board Meetings and Convocations of the University.

The Vice Chancellor is the principal academic and executive officer of the University.

The University’s Governing Board is responsible for all the policies and directions of the University and management of its affairs. The Board is also responsible for ensuring that the University achieves its goal of becoming internationally reputed as a centre of research and new knowledge.

Leadership:

Key Authorities of the University:

Governing Board (Appointed on November 21, 2016)

  • 1.
  • Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Chancellor NU
  • 2.
  • Vice Chancellor, NU
  • 3.
  • Five Members from member countries with highest contribution:
  • a)
  • Representative from India
  • Shri N.K. Singh
  • b)
  • Representative from China
  • Professor Wang Bangwei
  • c)
  • Representative from Australia
  • Faculty SHS, NU
  • d)
  • Representative from Lao PDR
  • Faculty SHS, NU
  • e)
  • Representative from Thailand
  • Professor Prapod A
  • 4.
  • Smt. Preeti Saran, Secretary (East), MEA
  • 5.
  • Two representatives from Government of Bihar
  • Shri Anjani Kumar Singh Chief Secretary, Govt. of Bihar
  • Shri Chanchal Kumar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Govt. of Bihar
  • 6.
  • Shri Kewal Kumar Sharma, Secretary, HRD , Representative from the Ministry of HRD, Govt of India
  • 7.
  • Following three persons in the category of “Renowned Academician or Educationist”:
  • a)
  • Professor Arvind Sharma


  • Birks Professor of Comparative Religion McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
  • b)
  • Professor Lokesh Chandra

  • President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations
  • c)
  • Dr. Arvind Panagariya

  • Vice Chairman, Niti Ayog

The Academic Council

  • Chairperson: Vice Chancellor, NU 
  • Chairperson
  • Prof. Pankaj Mohan 
  • Interim Vice Chancellor, NU
  • Faculty Members, NU
  • Member
  • Prof. B.Mohan Kumar (Acting Dean)

  • Dean(School of Ecology & Environment Studies) NU
  • Member
  • -

  • -
  • Member
  • -
  • -
  • Experts in the field of Ecology & Environment Studies
  • Member
  • Prof. T.R. Rao (Visiting Professor)
  • IISER, Mohali
  • Member
  • Prof. Prateek Sharma



  • Professor and Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences,The Energy and Resources Institute
  • Member
  • Prof. H.S. Gupta


  • Former Director, IARI and Director General, Borlaug Institute for South Asia
  • Experts in the field of Historical Studies
  • Member
  • Prof. Upinder Singh

  • Professor, Dept. of History, University of Delhi
  • Member
  • -
  • -
  • Member
  • Prof. Hari Shankar Vasudevan

  • Dept. of History, Calcutta University
  • Expert from Industry or a practitioner
  • Member
  • Dr. Jane E. Schukoske

  • Chief Executive Officer, Sehgal Foundation
  • Librarian of University
  • Member
  • Dr. Nihar K.Patra
  • Librarian NU
  • Registrar of University
  • Member
  • Mr. K. Chandramoorthi (Acting Registrar)
  • Registrar

Finance Committee

  • Chairperson: Vice Chancellor, NU
  • Chairperson
  • Prof. Pankaj Mohan
  • Interim Vice Chancellor, NU
  • Nominee of the Ministry of Finance
  • Member
  • Darshana M Dabral

  • Joint Secretary (Financial Adviser), MHRD
  • Nominee of the Ministry of External Affairs
  • Member
  • Mr. Jaideep Mazumdar

  • Joint Secretary (South), MEA
  • Nominees of Chancellor, who are not employees of the University
  • Member
  • -
  • -
  • Member
  • -
  • -
  • Dean of one of the Schools of Study
  • Member
  • Professor Pankaj Mohan 
  • Dean SHS
  • Secretary: Finance Officer, NU
  • Member Secretary
  • Mr. CA K.Chandramoorthi

  • Finance Officer NU

Building and Works Committee

  • Chairperson: Vice Chancellor, NU
  • Chairperson
  • Prof. Pankaj Mohan
  • Interim Vice Chancellor, NU
  • Faculty member, NU
  • Member
  • -
  • -
  • Special Secretary or AS (FA) at MEA or his representative 
  • Member
  • Dr. Sumeet Jerath
  • AS & FA, MEA
  • Additional Secretary or Joint Secretary (Nalanda), MEA or his representative
  • Member
  • Mr. Jaideep Mazumdar
  • JS (South), MEA
  • Eminent Professionals
  • Member
  • -

  • -
  • Member
  • Mr. A. K. Sinha
  • Formerly ADG, CPWD
  • Member
  • Mr. A. R. Ramanathan
  • Professional Advisor, NU
  • Finance Officer, NU
  • Member
  • Mr. K.Chandramoorthi
  • Finance Officer, NU
  • Member Secretary: Registrar, NU
  • Member Secretary
  • Mr. K.Chandramoorthi (Acting Registrar)
  • Registrar, NU
  • University Engineer, NU
  • Member 
  • Mr. Joy Chowdhury
  • Officiating University Engineer, NU