Masters in Ecology and Environment Studies

Nalanda University

Program Description

Masters in Ecology and Environment Studies

Nalanda University

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

Nalanda University was established following the passage of the Nalanda University Act 2010 in both the Houses of the Indian Parliament. The academic operations at the University started from September 2014.

Legacy of Ancient Nalanda

Since the hallmark of the ancient Nalanda University was its internationalism, the new Nalanda’s idea is also premised on the same. It is a revival university which takes its name from its ancient predecessor which remains the oldest known centre of organized higher education in the world. Given the huge resonance of Nalanda, especially in East Asia, it was decided that a new Nalanda University be established close to the site of the original.

Mandate for NU

It is an international university by charter with a mandate for research intensive orientation, currently open to post-graduate studies and above.This international university has also been designated an institution of national importance by Government of India.

COLLABORATIONS

The Government of India decided to share the proposal of reviving the ancient Nalanda University with the leaders of the East Asia Summit ('EAS').The proposal was first shared with the sixteen member States of the EAS at the Cebu Summit in Philippines in January 2007.The Member States welcomed the regional initiative for the revival of Nalanda University. At the fourth Summit held in October 2009, at Hua Hin, Thailand, members supported the establishment of the Nalanda University and encouraged regional networking and collaboration between the University and existing centres of excellence in East Asia. Today there are 16 countries from around the globe, supporting the cause of this revival plan.

International Collaborations and Linkages

To reinforce the university's international character, an inter-governmental Memorandum of Understanding came into force at the 8th East Asia Summit in October 2013. Till date 17 countries have signed the MoU with Government of India to support the establishment of the University.

Following are our partnering countries:

S.No

Name of the Country

S.No

Name of the Country

1

Portugal

10

China

2

Sri Lanka

11

Mauritius

3

Myanmar

12

Brunei

4

Indonesia

13

Philippines

5

Thailand

14

Australia

6

Singapore

15

New Zealand

7

Cambodia

16

Bhutan

8

Laos

17

Malaysia

9

Vietnam

Institutional Collaborations

The various Schools at Nalada have established connections for collaborative research links with institutions around the world.

  • Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore)
  • Peking University (China)
  • Bihar Heritage Development Society
  • Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt
  • Department of Religious Studies, Eckerd College, USA Borlaug Institute of South Asia (BISA, India)
  • Deakin University, Australia
  • Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia
  • Kanazawa University, Japan
  • Academy of Korean Studies, South Korea
  • CSIR - National Environmental Research Institute, India

ADMISSIONS 2018-19

The admissions for the session 2018-19 is open.

Currently, the University is offering Master’s and Postgraduate Diploma programmes at the following Schools:

S.No

School

Programme

Duration (Years)

1

School of Ecology and Environment Studies

M.A./M.Sc.

02

2

School of Historical Studies

M.A.

02

3

School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions

M.A.

02

4

School of Languages and Literature/Humanities

PG Diploma

01

School of Ecology and Environment Studies

The School of Ecology and Environment Studies (SEES) is defining the Nalanda Model of sustainable and inclusive development. It has its roots in local traditions, links past and present systems of knowledge and bridges the gap in understanding of environmental issues between the West and the East.

It is the first truly interdisciplinary School in India, and possibly the East Asian region, combining knowledge from the basic sciences, social sciences and humanities to train environmental leaders of tomorrow. Global intellectual engagement, through collaborative projects, tie-ups and exchanges with local and international institutions, is creating leaders representing an inter-connected Asia, championing ideas based on mutual understanding.

The School is trying to chart out the new social contract for science in the "century of the environment" by promoting dialogue among different bodies of knowledge and close interaction of different actors and organizations to tackle the challenges and opportunities arising in the contemporary world for promoting a sustainable future.

The 2-year Masters’ programme ensures a strong foundation in an interdisciplinary understanding of issues in ecology and environment. The school is presently promoting research on themes such as Human Ecology, Hydrology (including coastal and marine studies), Disaster Management, Food & Agriculture, Climate Change and Energy Studies.

IMPORTANT TIMELINES FOR ADMISSIONS

Master’s Programme

Indian Students

1. Applications open 22-03-2018

2. Closes on 22-04-2018

3. Entrance Exam 06-05-2018

4. Results 18-05-2018

5. Enrollment 04 June to 08 June 2018

International Students

1. Applications open 22 March 2018

2. Closes on 6 May 2018

3. Interview on 08, 09, 10 May 2018

4. Results 18 May 2018

5. Enrollment 04 June to 15 June 2018

Post-Graduate Diploma Programme

Indian Students

1.Applications open 22-03-2018

2.Closes on 22-04-2018

3.Interview on 08, 09, 10 May 2018

4.Results 18-05-2018

5.Enrollment 04-06-2018 to 08-06-2018

International Students

1.Applications open 22 March 2018

2.Closes on 6 May 2018

3.Interview on 11, 12, 13 May 2018

4.Results 18 May 2018

5.Enrollment 04 June to 15 June 2018

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

Master’s Programme

The entire application process for admissions is paperless and online in keeping with the University’s commitment to sustainability. The Application form has be filled in entirety and be submitted along with the documents mentioned therein.

Indian Students

The candidate has to visit the University website, https://www.nalandauniv.edu.in/admissions/ for filling the online Application Form.

After duly filling the Application Form, the candidate has to pay an Application Fee of INR 1,000 towards the processing of the Application before submitting the Application.

The candidate has to appear in the entrance exam at the centre and schedule mentioned in the Hall Ticket to be downloaded from the link https://www.nalandauniv.edu.in/admissions/ after 29th April, 2018.

International Students

The candidate has to visit the University website, https://www.nalandauniv.edu.in/admissions/ for filling the online Application Form.

After duly filling the Application Form, the candidate has to pay an Application Fee of $ 16 towards the processing of the Application before submitting the Application.

The candidate has to appear in the interview through video conferencing using Skype as per the schedule intimated to the candidate.

Selection of candidates

It is not guaranteed that all the applicants who have filled the Application Form and appeared in the entrance test/interview would be selected for admission at the University. The list of selected and the waitlisted candidates will be published on the University website on 18 May, 2018.

TIMELINES AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

Examination Schedule on 6 May 2018 (Indian students)

School of Ecology and Environment Studies

School of Historical Studies

School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions

Start

End

Start

End

Start

End

9 AM

11 AM

12:30 PM

2:30 PM

4 PM

6PM

Note: Candidates need to report at the examination hall 1 hour before the start of examination

EXAMINATION CENTERS

1. Guwahati 6. Ahmadabad

2. Kolkata 7. Pune

3. Patna 8. Bangalore

4. Varanasi 9. Chennai

5. New Delhi 10. Bhopal

Postgraduate Diploma

The entire application process for admissions is paperless and online in keeping with the University’s commitment to sustainability. The Application form has be filled in entirety and be submitted along with the documents mentioned therein.

Indian Students

The candidate has to visit the University website, https://www.nalandauniv.edu.in/admissions/ for filling the online Application Form.

After duly filling the Application Form, the candidate has to pay an Application Fee of INR 500 towards the processing of the Application before submitting the Application.

The candidate has to appear in the Interview through video conferencing using Skype as per the schedule intimated to the candidate.

Proposed dates of interview: 8, 9, 10 May 2018

International Students

The candidate has to visit the University website, https://www.nalandauniv.edu.in/admissions/ for filling the online Application Form.

After duly filling the Application Form, the candidate has to pay an Application Fee of $ 8 towards the processing of the Application before submitting the Application.

The candidate has to appear in the interview through video conferencing using Skype as per the schedule intimated to the candidate.

Proposed dates of interview: 11, 12, 13 May 2018

Selection of candidates

It is not guaranteed that all the applicants who have filled the Application Form and appeared in the entrance test/interview would be selected for admission at the University. The list of selected and the waitlisted candidates will be published on the University website on 18 May, 2018.

TIMELINES AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

Indian Students

1. Applications open 22-03-2018

2. Closes on 22-04-2018

3. Interview on 08, 09, 10 May 2018

4. Results 18-05-2018

5. Enrollment 04-06-2018 to 08-06-2018

International Students

1. Applications open 22 March 2018

2. Closes on 6 May 2018

3. Interview on 11, 12, 13 May 2018

4. Results 18 May 2018

5. Enrollment 04 June to 15 June 2018

ELIGIBILTY

Criteria for Master’s Programmes

The requirements specified below are the minimum necessary for postgraduate admissions to the University.

Indian students

A minimum of three years Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) with at least 55% marks or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA)

International students

A Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 15 years of prior studies with a GPA of at least 2.2 or above on a 4 point scale or equivalent grade if other grade point scale is used.

The applicants, who are citizens of other countries shall present the score of any one of the following English Language Tests:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • TOEIC (Test of English For International Communication)
  • PTE (Personal Test of English)
  • Any other standard English test used on international platform

Criteria for Post Graduate Diploma Programmes

The Eligibility for admission in the programme will be:

·Master’s Degree in any of the language of choice from a recognized University/institution

or

·Bachelor’s Degree with specialization in any of the language of choice followed by a Master’s Degree in any stream from a recognized University/Institution

The University requires all applicants to demonstrate competence in the English language.

FEES STRUCTURE

Fee and other charges for 2 years (four semesters) Master’s Programmes for the batch of 2018-20

INR

INR

INR

INR

US$

US$

US$

US$

Details of Charges

Sem I

Sem II

Sem III

Sem IV

Sem I

Sem II

Sem III

Sem IV

Application Fees

(One time)

1,000

16

Admission fees

(One time)

6,000

93

Tuition Fees

28,000

28,000

28,000

28,000

431

431

431

431

Miscellaneous

2,500

2,500

2,500

2,500

39

39

39

39

Security Deposit

(One time-refundable)

6,000

93

TOTAL

43,500

30,500

30,500

30,500

672

470

470

470

Fees for the 1 year (two semesters) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes for the session 2018-19

INR

INR

US$

US$

Details of charges

Sem I

Sem II

Sem I

Sem II

Application Fees

(One time)

500

8

Admission fees

(One time)

3,000

47

Tuition Fees

28,000

28,000

431

431

Miscellaneous

1,500

1,500

24

24

Security Deposit

(One time-refundable)

3,000

47

TOTAL

36,000

29,500

557

455

Note: Indian students' fees are shown in INR, while international students have to pay the fees in US$

Explanation of Fees

·Application Fee is a onetime non-refundable fee that a candidate pays at the time of filling up the Application Form for Admissions, towards processing charges.

·Admission fee is a onetime non-refundable fees that a student pays at the time of confirming his/her admission at the University, towards registration/enrolment at the University

·The Tuition fee is a composite amount that a student pays towards academic and allied activities at the University.

·Miscellaneous is a subsidized composite fee, which covers health insurance/OPD, recreational activities, field trip, transportation, and various facilities like internet, library, laboratory etc.

·The Security Deposit is an amount that has to be paid at the start of the semester and is refundable after the completion of the programme of study.

Residence & Meal Charges

Per Sem (INR)

Per Sem (INR)

Per Sem (US$)

Per Sem (US$)

Residence Details

Residence Charges

Meal Plan

Residence Charges

Meal Plan

Air Conditioned (Single)

30,000

22,420

462

345

Air Conditioned (Twin sharing)

22,500

22,420

347

345

Non AC (Single)

20,000

22,420

308

345

Non AC (Twin sharing)

12,500

22,420

193

345

Air Conditioned Economy

25,000

22,420

385

345

Non Air Conditioned Economy

16,000

22,420

247

345

Mode of Fees Payment

The payment of the fees may be made either through Demand Draft in favour of “Nalanda University”, payable at “Rajgir” or through NEFT/RTGS using the details given below:

PAYEE NAME: Nalanda University

BANK NAME: HDFC Bank Ltd

BRANCH NAME: Dharamshala Road, Rajgir

BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER: 50100079546912

IFSC: HDFC0002059

Foreign nationals can transfer the funds directly to HDFC Bank Ltd on Swift code – HDFCINBBXXX in US Dollars and also mark the correspondent bank charges as “OUR” to remit the exact amount to be sent to the University.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 7, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Aug. 2019
Duration
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2 years
Full time
Price
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2,080 USD
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Locations
India - Patna, Bihar
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