The School of Historical Studies (SHS) is a dynamic community of faculty members and graduate students. SHS engages in a programme of rigorous enquiry into fundamental questions that address historical experiences within and beyond Asia. The School is dedicated to opening new frontiers of knowledge on interconnections between time, memory and history in Asian and non-Asian cultural, historical and philosophical contexts.
The focus areas of the School draw their inspiration from the legacy of ancient Nalanda and its historical links with many in countries in Asia and beyond. They are Asian interconnections, archaeology, art history, global history and economic history.
SHS offers an M.A., and is developing its M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes that focus upon global and comparative history. It also offers internationally competitive programs in Asian and world history, and, as is evident from the research profiles of its faculty, is uniquely poised to study the history of these regions from comparative and cross-cultural perspectives.
Students in the School of Historical Studies will gain an incisive understanding of comparative and trans-regional history. They will also acquire knowledge of global history through a rigorous engagement in methodological and theoretical perspectives critical for multidisciplinary historical research.
SHS seeks to equip students with the required skill and capability to carry out original and innovative research based on archaeological findings, archival sources in classical and modern languages, and field research.
For Indian students
A minimum of three years Bachelor’s degree is required.
55% marks or equivalent from any reputed and recognised University.
For graduates from all other countries
A candidate shall be eligible for admission at Nalanda University, if he/she possesses a three year Under Graduate degree from a recognized university/institution.
If your institution uses the Grade Point Average (GPA) system you should normally have obtained or expect to obtain a GPA of at least 3.2 or above on a 4 point scale.
English Proficiency: A requirement for all candidates
The University requires all applicants to demonstrate a high level of competence in the English language, as all courses will be conducted in English. Adherence to this requirement is strict. Students must be able to demonstrate that they are able to communicate in English at a level suitable to the Graduate Programs.
Any one of the following will be accepted as evidence of competence in English:
For graduates from non-Indian universities scores of one of the accepted English Language tests (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC,PTE,STEP).
Indian students must have completed their undergraduate education in English as the medium of instruction and examination. (A certificate to this effect is needed).
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Last updated December 2, 2015