Nalanda University – School of Management Studies Admission 2020: USP, Criteria, Fees, Cut off, Placements; Application closing on August 15

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August 10, 2020
MBA admission 2020 at Nalanda University School of Management Studies is open till August 15, 2020 for all the candidates who could not apply due to the Covid 19 pandemic situation. The University offers 2 years full time MBA in Sustainable Development and Management at a low fee of Rs.2.21 lakhs. Designated as the Institution of National Importance, Nalanda is a standalone international university. The MBA admission is through CAT/ MAT/ XAT score
Nalanda University Admission

Nalanda University School of Management Studies MBA admission 2020 is open till August 15, 2020. The application dates has been extended as many candidates could not apply due to the Covid 19 pandemic situation and lockdown in India. MBA admission at Nalanda University is through CAT/ MAT/ XAT with minimum score of 70 percentile.

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Nalanda University offers 2 years full time MBA in Sustainable Development and Management. The admission to the programme is open to both Indian and International students/ professionals. Students have the option to exit after one year of study with the award of diploma.

The academic session 2020-21 for newly admitted MBA students at Nalanda University School of Management Studies is to commence in September in Online mode. Sharing with MBAUniverse.com, Nalanda University authorities have confirmed, “The University proposes to commence academic session for MBA Ist year batch from September 15 in online mode. However, the University will review the covid-19  situation from time to time and will take decision accordingly.”

Established in November 2010 by the Nalanda University Act 2010 of the Parliament, the university is located in the town of Rajgir, in the State of Bihar. It is designated as an “institution of national importance” and is a standalone international university unlike any other established in the country.

The university contains within it a memory of the ancient Nalanda University and is premised on the shared intent of Member States of the East Asia Summit countries to rediscover and strengthen educational co-operation by tapping the East Asia Regions centres of excellence in education. 

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Nalanda University School of Management Studies: Key Highlights

  • Nalanda University is mandated to be “international institution for the pursuit of intellectual, philosophical, historical and spiritual studies”
  • Particular emphasis of this university is its foundational philosophy, which sets it apart from all other existent universities in the region
  • International learning environment
  • Open for working executives with option to exit after one year with diploma
  • Low fee MBA with total fee of Rs.2.21 lakhs
  • Summer Internships are offered in key industries
  • Good Placement Record over the years
  • Focus on interdisciplinary, solution-oriented approach to learning
  • Encourage critical thinking and sustainable behavior amongst the students
  • Experiential learning based on case discussion, simulations and role plays in class
  • Internationally acclaimed faculty from various Universities/ Institutes from abroad and India
  • Experience enrichment through industry visits, field visits , community engagement
  • Strong corporate interface through internships, mentorships, lectures etc.
  • Industry focused curriculum
  • Seminar courses on Business communication
  • Wide range of specialized electives to choose from
  • Fully residential campus located in bucolic and historic setting of Rajgir hills

Admission Process
Following are the key parameters in the admission process 2020:

  • The admission is through CAT/ MAT/ XAT with minimum score of 70 percentile
  • The shortlisted candidates will undergo Personal Interview round which will be conducted online. 

Exit Option after One Year with a Diploma
The MBA programme in Sustainable Development and Management is open to both Indian and International students/ professionals. The incumbents will have the option to exit after one year with a diploma.

Pedagogy
MBA at Nalanda University is a 74 credits program. The student experience will revolve around hands on training through summer internships, industry visits, coupled with case discussions, role playing, simulation exercises and interaction with visiting faculty from corporates and other institutions.

MBA Fee at School of Management Studies, Nalanda University
The total programme fees payable by students of MBA 2020-22 batch at School of Management Studies, Nalanda University is Rs.2.21 lakhs which is much lower than most other MBA colleges.

Placements at School of Management Studies, Nalanda University
The MBA placement 2020 is expected to remain high. However, as this is the first MBA batch which has gone open for recruitment in 2020, exact placement data is awaited.

Students of MBA (SDSM) at Nalanda University have opportunities to work in different industries such as Oil & Gas, information technology, textile, cement, agribusiness, environment and education. Some of the prospective departments/ domains where they will be able to utilize their expertise are sustainability, environment, health and safety (EHS) department, CSR, energy consulting, sustainability consulting, sustainability reporting and green marketing. Students can also opt for conventional profiles like marketing, finance, operations, IT, consulting.

Profiles & Roles Available to MBA students
A few examples of the entry level profiles for MBA students at School of Management Studies, Nalanda University include:

  • Sustainability Managers/consultants
  • Research analysts
  • Green Finance Managers
  • Financial Modelling Experts
  • Product/Brand Managers
  • CSR Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Associates
  • EHS Officers

Apart from getting placed in various industries, NGO and Corporates, these MBA graduatesare  trained to become social entrepreneurs and can also start their own enterprises (start-ups) in the upcoming fields related to business sustainability and ensure that they become job providers than becoming job seekers.

How to Apply for MBA admission 2020 at School of Management Studies, Nalanda University Apply Now
To explore admission opportunity in School of Management Studies, Nalanda University, the candidates need to apply for admission by using and filling up the application form online.

  • The candidate has to fill the online Application Form at Nalanda University website
  • The duly-filled Application Form and a Statement of Purpose (SOP) along with all the documents should be submitted to [email protected] 
  • The candidate has to pay an Application Fee of INR 500 (Rupees Five Hundred only) towards the processing of the application through RTGS/NEFT

Nalanda University Admission

Nalanda University MBA Admission 2020: Eligibility
A minimum 55% or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) in Under Graduate Degree is required from any stream i.e. Humanities/Sciences/Engineering/Management/Law etc for Indian and International students. Category wise eligibility is as under:

1. Indian Students

  • Minimum CAT/XAT/MAT Score: 70 percentile
  • Self-Introduction/Bio-Note Statement
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)

2. International Students

  • Self-Introduction/Bio-Note Statement
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • English Proficiency Certificate like TOEFL / IELTS

3. Working Executives

  • Minimum 5 years of working experience
  • No Objection Certificate for employed candidates from Employer
  • Self-Introduction/Bio-Note Statement
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • For working executives/sponsored candidates/ candidates on sabbatical/ candidates recommended by PSUs/GOI Departments, CAT/XAT/MAT score will not be applicable.

Nalanda University MBA Selection Criteria 2020

  • Applicants will be short-listed on the basis of test score submitted by them in the application form
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for an Interview through video conferencing as per the intimated schedule. Selection will be purely on merit.
  • Selected candidates will be recommended for the provisional admission for the academic year 2020-21.
  • The list of selected and the waitlisted candidates will be published on the University website

The School of Management Studies at Nalanda University has been envisaged to facilitate the new fleet of skilled and talented management professionals ready to discover sustainable future for all. The school aims to attain global leadership as a unique knowledge hub towards sustainable management and other emerging management paradigms.

The comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to knowledge generation and dissemination is offered through interactive and non-conventional pedagogy. Experiential learning, solution led thinking and critical enquiry aim to train the students as techno-managers.

Through networking at international platforms, the School of Management Studies  attracts students and scholars from various streams. The vision of School of Management Studies is to become an innovative knowledge hub for 21st century.

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