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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 

  • 1.
  • Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Chancellor NU
  • 2.
  • Prof. Sunaina Singh, 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
  • Mr. Peter Varghese
  • d)
  • Representative from Lao PDR
  • H. E Mr. Southam Sakonhninhom
  • 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
Gazette Notification 

The Executive Committee

  • Chairperson: Chancellor, NU 
  • Chairperson
  • Dr. Vijay Bhatkar
  • Chancellor, NU
  • Ex-Officio Member: Vice Chancellor, NU
  • Member
  • Professor Sunaina Singh
  • Vice Chancellor, NU
  • Ex-Officio Member: Secretary (East) , Ministry of External Affairs
  • Member
  • Smt. Preeti Saran
  • Secretary (East) , Ministry of External Affairs
  • Chancellor's Nominees
  • Member
  • Shri. N.K.Singh
  • Economist, Policy Adviser
  • Member
  • Shri Kewal Kumar Sharma
  • Secretary, HRD

Finance Committee

  • Chairperson: Vice Chancellor, NU
  • Chairperson
  • Prof. Sunaina Singh
  • Vice Chancellor, NU
  • Chancellor’s Nominee

  • Member
  • Shri Gautam Guha
  • Former Officer at Indian Accounting and Auditing Services (IAAS)
  • Member
  • Shri R. Thyagarajan
  • Head Admin & Finance, CEMCA
  • Vice Chancellor’s Nominee
  • Member
  • Professor Pankaj N Mohan
  • Dean SHS
  • Finance Officer
  • Member
  • Finance Officer
  • FO, I/C
  • Ministry of Finance Nominee
  • Member Secretary
  • Ms. Darshana Momaya Dabral

  • JS & FA, MHRD 
  • Ministry of External Affairs Nominee
  • Member Secretary
  • Mr. Manish

  • Joint Secretary (South), MEA

Building and Works Committee

  • Chairperson
  • Prof. Sunaina Singh
  • Vice Chancellor, NU
  • Member
  • Dr. Sumeet Jerath
  • AS & FA MEA or his representative
  • Member
  • Mr. Manish
  • JS South & Nalanda

  • Member
  • Mr Girish Nandan Singh
  • Retd. Engineer In Cheif, Building Construction Department, Government of Bihar
  • Member
  • Mr. A K Sinha
  • Retd. Additional Director General, CPWD
  • Member
  • Mr. A R Ramanathan
  • Senior Architect
  • Member Secretary
  • Shri Sanjay Bhatnagar
  • Registrar
  • Member 
  • Finance Officer
  • FO, I/C