Admission

Certificate Course in Pali
 A Buddhist monk student who has passed 10th class examination or its equivalent examination from a recognized Board or Council in India or abroad is eligible for admission to this course for a period of one year. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara conducts a proficiency test for admission in this course.
Diploma Course in Pali
A Buddhist monk having passed certificate course in Pali of Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Nalanda is eligible for admission to this course for a period of two years. conducts an examination and for award of certificates of Diploma in Pali.
B. A. (Hons.) Course in Pali
 A candidate possessing the Pali Diploma of the Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Nalanda or Pali Diploma of any recognized Board of India and abroad or I. A., I. Sc., I. Com. or UpaShastri in Pali of any Indian or any recognized foreign or possessing the degree of Pandit Parikkha in Pali of Sri Lanka or Pathamagyi examination in Pali of Myanmar or Mahapatyatti Uttama Vijja of Buddhika Vidyalaya of Combodia or Visaradal (Pali) of Bangiya Sanskrit Parshad, Government of West Bengal or Upadhi of Assam Sanskrit Association or Upadhi of Bangladesh in any one of the Pali Tipitakas or other equivalent oriental degree of a recognized Board/ Association/ Council/ is eligible for admission in this course. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara conducts a proficiency test for admission in this course.
M. A. Course in Pali

Graduates (B. A. Hons.) of an Indian or abroad in Pali are eligible for admission in M.A. Pali course. The students of other disciplines may also apply for admission. Preference will be given to the holding of B. A. Honours in the concerned subject. The course is of two years duration and examination conducts in semester system. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara conducts a proficiency test for admission in this course.
M. A. Course in Philosophy
The course is open for to all such applicants who have obtained B.A. Hons. Or equivalent degree in Philosophy of an Indian or any recognized foreign . The students of other disciplines may also apply for admission. Preference will be given to the holding of B. A. Honours in the concerned subject. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara conducts a proficiency test for admission in this course.
M. A. Course in Ancient History, Culture and Archaeology
The course is open to all such applicants who have obtained B.A. Hons. Or equivalent degree in Ancient History Culture and Archaeology of any Indian or any recognized foreign . The students of other disciplines may also apply for admission. Preference will be given to the holding of B. A. Honours in the concerned subject. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara conducts a proficiency test for admission in this course.
M. A. Course in Buddhist Studies
The course is open to all such applicants who have obtained B.A. Hons. Or any equivalent degree in Buddhist Studies from any Indian or any recognized foreign . The students of other disciplines may also apply for admission. Preference will be given to the holding of B. A. Honours in the concerned subject. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara conducts a proficiency test for admission in this course.
M. A. Course in Sanskrit
The course is open to all such applicants who have obtained B.A. Hons. Or equivalent degree in Sanskrit from any Indian or any recognized foreign . The students of other disciplines may also apply for admission. Preference will be given to the holding of B. A. Honours in the concerned subject. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara conducts a proficiency test for admission in this course.
M. A. Course in Hindi
The course is open to all such applicants who have obtained B.A. Hons. Or equivalent degree in Hindi from any Indian or any recognized foreign . The students of other disciplines may also apply for admission. Preference will be given to the holding of B. A. Honours in the concerned subject. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara conducts a proficiency test for admission in this course.
M. A. Course in English
The course is open to all such applicants who have obtained B.A. Hons. Or equivalent degree in English from any Indian or any recognized foreign . The students of other disciplines may also apply for admission. Preference will be given to the holding of B. A. Honours in the concerned subject. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara conducts a proficiency test for admission in this course.
M. A. Course in Tibetan Studies

 The course is open to all such applicants who have obtained B.A. Hons. Or equivalent degree in Tibetan Studies from any Indian or any recognized foreign or Preparatory Course of Nava Nalanda Mahavihara. Mahavihara conducts a proficiency test for admission in this course.
M. A. Course in Buddhism and Languages
 The course is open to all applicants who have obtained B. A. Hons. Or equivalent degree in General Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics, Sanskritic Languages (Sanskrit), Pali, Prakrit (Apabhramasha) and Asian Languages (Chinese, Japanese, especially) from any recognized Indian or foreign . The students of other disciplines may also apply for admission for the two years session in four semesters. Preference will be given to the holdings of B.A. Honours in the concerned subject. However, a candidate who has passed B.A. or equivalent examination from a recognized of India or abroad is eligible to admission with the Preparatory Course on the subject for a period of one year.
Preparatory Course in Tibetan Studies
A student who has passed B. A. or any other equivalent ecclesiastical examination from a recognized of India or abroad is eligible for admission to this course for a period of one year. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara conducts a proficiency test for admission in this course.
Research Programme
A candidate must posses at least second class M. A. degree with 55% marks of an Indian or equivalent degree of any recognized foreign in concerned subject, having passed JRF/ NET/ SLET and RET of Nava Nalanda Mahavihara. A synopsis of the research topic should be attached with the application form. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Nalanda conducts a written test for admission in this course.
Admission/Proficiency Test
Eligible applicants for admission, both Indian and foreign, have to qualify in the Admission/Proficiency Test conducted by the Mahavihara for admission in Certificate, Diploma, B. A. Hons., M.A., Ph.D. and other courses.
Enrolment of Students
 A student must submit all require documents at the designated time to the office of the Registrar and get himself/herself enroll in the .
Hostels and Boarding
The has two Hostels for monk students. International Hostel accommodating under graduates students and Silabhadra Aarama accommodating Postgraduate students and Research scholars. Hostel accommodation is available to limited number of monk students. Preference is given to foreign students and to Indian students belonging to far off places. A Medical Officer attends the Hostels regularly and a stock of medicines for emergent use is always kept in reserve at the JEEVAK HOSPITAL situated in the hostel campus. The hostel has a set of kitchens and dining rooms. Electricity, purified drinking water and other facilities are also available. The authorities of the Nava Nalanda Mahavihara look after the welfare of the residents students provided. They follow rules prescribed by the authorities.
Merit Scholarships
Scholarships are available to deserving meritorious students of the .
Co- curricular Activities Sports:
Both indoor and outdoor sports are integral part of the curriculum. Facilities are available for the both indoor and outdoor sports in the campus. Water sports: The has a boat club where facilities for the water sports are available from October to March every year. Elocution and Debate: As per the tradition of ancient Nalanda Mahavihara emphasis and encouragement is given to the students to develop the ability of oration. Regular elocution contest are organized to build up the quality of oratory among the students.