The Schools at Nalanda University emphasise on promoting learning in different institutional environments to develop a nuanced understanding of real world problems.
The University presently offers programmes in the School of Historical Studies, the School of Ecology and Environment Studies and the School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions. It enrolled its first batch of students in Fall, 2014.
In the coming years Nalanda will establish five more Schools: Linguistics and Literature, International Relations and Peace Studies, Information Science and Technology, Economics and Management, and Public Health.
All programmes at the School emphasise collaborative research with students and faculty from affiliated universities and institutions, study abroad experience, and foreign language training. Students are expected to pursue interdisciplinary research, choose courses relevant to their research interests in other disciplines/schools and study classical and modern languages to enhance their research skills.