Video message for the Nalanda Certificate Course applicants from the Director, Tibet House

Online Registration – Nalanda Certificate Course (Batch 2)

Registration will start from 12 November, 2023.

For the registration form – Click Here

For the Russian speaking applicants – Click Here

For any queries please email nalandacourses@tibethouse.in

Nalanda Certificate Course – Details and FAQs

  1. Background
  2. Quick Overview
  3. Teaching Format
  4. Teachers
  5. Topics
  6. Duration
  7. Course Fees
  8. Admission Process
  9. Scholarship / Financial Aid
  10. Applicant Counseling
  11. How to Pay
  12. Tentative Detailed Schedule
  13. FAQs

Background – Nalanda Certificate Course (Batch 2)

There is a genuine need in the modern world to introduce, in a systematic and comprehensive way, various Buddhist subjects studied and practiced in the tradition of Nalanda and Tibetan monastic universities. Keeping in line with that sophisticated tradition, Tibet House offers three types of courses – Nalanda Certificate Course (NCC, 3 to 6 month duration), Nalanda Diploma Course (NDC, 1 to 1.5 year duration) and Nalanda Masters Course (NMC, 6-year duration). Various batches of these courses have been completed and now the second batch of the Nalanda Certificate Course (NCC2) is now being offered.


This course is being offered to participants who wish to acquire basic knowledge to acquire tools to become a happier person. This course also allows participants to get fundamental knowledge about various Buddhist subjects to become eligible for the future batches of Nalanda Masters Course (NMC, 6-year duration).


The study and knowledge of Buddhism is extremely vast and profound. In the monastic tradition, it routinely takes a few decades to properly study all the subjects and undertake this journey.  This is a wonderful and rare opportunity to commit oneself to such a course, even while being a layperson. This course is designed specifically to accommodate people who are more seriously interested in Buddhist philosophy, while being in the midst of busy lives in cities and towns, with other engagements and commitments.