Until the University constructs its main campus, we function from an alternate campus in Rajgir, which has been made available to the University by the Bihar State Government to facilitate in commencing the operations immediately. This 4.5 acres campus is surrounded by lush greenery and consists of a large building in the front, which serves as the academic hub – housing all the academic offices, classrooms and the library. The campus also has faculty housing and an administration centre. The cafeteria and SEES laboratory are all located here. All the administrative offices including the finance and engineering wings are also situated within the Interim Campus.
Students are expected to respect the privacy of the residential quarters and not access the housing zone on the Interim Campus.
The Interim Campus is at a distance of three kilometers from the Tathagat Residence Hall.
Access to Campus
The Campus is open from 08:00 a.m. to 09:30 p.m. 7 days a week. Individuals who wish to enter the University campus should have a valid identity proof and legitimate purpose for their visit or be an invited guest of a student, staff, faculty member or University.
The entrance of the interim campus will remain closed from 9:30 p.m. until 8 a.m. the following morning for visitors. However, faculty, staff and students with valid IDs will be permitted to enter the campus.
The University Library
The Nalanda University Library is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Monday to Sunday). It is a fully air-conditioned library with Wi-Fi connectivity. It is fully automated with KOHA ILM software and also has locker facilities for the students. Though at a nascent stage, it is evolving at a great pace and is envisioned to become the hub of student activity in future.
Library facilities are intended to help students in their academics and research work. (The facilities are primarily for the use of those holding University IDs.)
All visitors to the Nalanda University Library must comply with rules and regulations of the University Library that are specified in the Library Rule Book.
Students can grab a quick bite between classes at the University Cafeteria situated in the main building. It provides healthy and sumptuous food. The cafeteria is open on weekdays between 9 am to 7 pm.
The University is in the process of setting up a well-equipped laboratory for its students in the School of Ecology and Environment Studies to help them perform their research work with ease.
The Writing Center provides services to students which help them in expressing their ideas, work and research effectively. Students (from either of the Schools) can access individual support from trained writing professionals who will assist them in producing academically correct written work which is an important part of the curriculum. The professionals will also help the students enhance and develop writing skills for their careers ahead. All services of the University Writing Centre are free of cost.
The University takes measures to keep its students safe and tries to make available the best medical assistance it can. Students also have the facility of seeing a visiting doctor at the Campus for their medical needs. The University Doctor visits the Tathagat Residence Hall every Tuesday from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm. This is a free of charge service.
All admitted students are also covered under Group Medical Coverage and Group Personal Accident Policy. The terms of Policy are listed below:
Special Medical requirements
Students with special medical needs must inform the Admissions Office of any condition that requires the University to be aware of their special requirements or any necessary treatments.
Moreover, students who are on regular medication for any condition are advised to carry a prescription of their medication and also carry a supply of the same.
Sports and Games
The University has made arrangements for recreation, sports and games at the Tathagat Residence Hall Campus.
Campus Dining Facilities
The dining area in the Residence Hall ensures a balanced meal for its students, keeping in mind their varied cultural backgrounds and food habits. For more details about the menu, timings and rules kindly refer to the Mess Management Handbook.
The University’s students stay at the Tathagat Residence Hall. The facilities at the Residence Hall and the rules and regulations are specified in the Residence Hall Handbook.
International Convention Centre
In addition to the University’s own facilities, the University also uses the Rajgir International Convention Centre – an impressive facility with auditoria of various sizes, seminar rooms, an art gallery, film theatre and a cafeteria. This facility is adjacent to the University Residence Hall.
A shuttle service is provided to all Nalanda University community members from the Interim Campus to the Residence Halls daily from 8:40 a.m. till 9:15 p.m.
All students have the permission to bring bicycles if they wish to cycle from the Residence Halls to the Interim Campus and also to generally move around Rajgir.
Weekend Shuttle Service to Patna
Students can comfortably travel to and fro from Campus to Patna with our Shuttle Service that runs every weekend. The service is made available to students, faculty and University employees on a first-come, first-served basis.
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