Nava Nalanda Mahavihara

Nava Nalanda Mahavihara is a deemed university and residential institute for Buddhist learning and related studies. It was established in the year 1951 by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, and Ven. Bhikshu Jagdish Kashyap was the founding father. It was then known as the Magadh Institute of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Pali and Allied Languages and Buddhist Learning, but later the name was changed to what it is known now. Situated in Nalanda in Bihar, it attracts students from India and the world and offers various courses in the undergraduate, postgraduate, certificate, diploma, doctoral and postdoctoral levels. Students can opt for a course in Nava Nalanda, the admission procedure involves a written test conducted by the university.

Name of the Institution Nava Nalanda Mahavihara
Type of the Institution Deemed University
Location Nalanda, Bihar
Ownership Government/ Autonomous
Accreditation/ affiliation Patna university, Magadh University, Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University (for various courses)
Courses Offered B.A., M.A., Ph.D., D.Litt., Certificate, Diploma
Admission Procedure Based on merit and entrance test
Departments/ Branches Sanskrit, Hindi, Chinese, Tibetan, Japanese, Prakrit, Pali, Archeology, Buddhist History, Philosophy, Ancient Indian and Asian Studies
Established in the Year 1951
Facts and Figures Institute was founded by Ven. Bhikshu Jagdish Kashyap
Eligibility Criteria For pursuing Masters degree in a particular subject Bachelors degree must be of the same or related field from a recognized Indian or international university