The Schools at Nalanda University emphasise on promoting learning in different institutional environments to develop a nuanced understanding of real world problems.
The University presently offers programmes in the School of Historical Studies, the School of Ecology and Environment Studies and the School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions. It enrolled its first batch of students in Fall, 2014.
In the coming years Nalanda will establish five more Schools: Linguistics and Literature, International Relations and Peace Studies, Information Science and Technology, Economics and Management, and Public Health.
All programmes at the School emphasise collaborative research with students and faculty from affiliated universities and institutions, study abroad experience, and foreign language training. Students are expected to pursue interdisciplinary research, choose courses relevant to their research interests in other disciplines/schools and study classical and modern languages to enhance their research skills.
School Of Historical Studies
The School provides opportunity to acquire knowledge of global history through a rigorous engagement in methodological and theoretical perspectives critical for multidisciplinary historical research.
School of Ecology & Environment studies
The School traverses a broad range of academic pursuits across natural sciences and social sciences, to promote education and research on the interactions between the natural environment and human activities.
School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions
The programme covers Asian connections, Spread of Buddhism, Buddhist Archaeology and Art, South and East Asian religious traditions, Interaction of religious traditions. Theory and Methods of Religious Studies
School of Languages and Literature/ Humanities
The School recognises translation and interpretation as an important intellectual and creative activity and seeks to realise a national capability in these areas through innovative courses of studies.
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