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

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For any queries please email nalandacourses@tibethouse.in

Nalanda Certificate Course - Details and FAQs

FAQs - Nalanda Certificate Course (Batch 2)

Q1) In which language teachings will be given for this course?

The teachings will be given in English for all the subjects.


Q2) What is the duration of the course?

The teachings for this course will be from the first week of Jan 2024 to the last week of May 2024.


Q3) Who can apply and is there any qualification criteria?

Anyone who genuinely wants to study, understand and apply these concepts in their life, from the rich Nalanda legacy is eligible and welcome to join. One should have willingness and commitment to learn and put effort in learning.


Q4) What will be the format for this course?

All important topics related to Nalanda Buddhist Philosophy will be covered by this course. Most of the topics will be covered by recordings of teachings given on these topics in the earlier Tibet House Nalanda Courses. For all earlier courses teachings were given by Venerable Geshe Dorji Damdul La.

In NCC2, there will be some topics in this course which will be taught directly by our teacher Venerable Geshe Dorji Damdul la. There will be weekly review session led by a teaching assistant, which participants can use to clarify any doubts related to the teachings.


Q5) Why for this course, some topics will be covered by recordings and others taught by the teacher?

Our teacher, Venerable Geshe Dorji Damdul La, has a very tight schedule and in addition Tibet House has received many queries who are interested in such a course, hence this course was designed using a combination of recordings and teacher-taught classes.


Q6) What will be the mode of teachings for this course – Online / in-person / Offline?

All registered participants will have access to the recordings of all sessions. For the teachings sessions taught directly by the teacher, participants can attend in-person classes at Tibet House, New Delhi or they can attend the online sessions. Participants can access the recordings of these sessions, in case they cannot attend the live sessions. The links will be provided for online classes, live-stream links and audio and video recordings.


Q7) What is the fees and are any further discounts available?

  • Please note we provide 100% discount for monastics. For rest, the total fees in Indian Rupees for the course will be as follows:

For students (in recognized schools, colleges and universities etc):

Course Fees               : Rs 300

For participants of previous courses – NMC1, NDC1, NDC2, NDC3, NDC4 and NCC1:

Course Fees               : Rs 600

For non-monastics and non-students:

Course Fees               : Rs 1200


Q8) What is the difference between Video Recordings and Live-streams?

The live-streams are unedited and with a lower video resolution. The video recordings are edited and have better resolution. The live-streams are available during and immediately after each session, while the video recordings are available once Tibet House IT team are done with the editing.


Q9) Can Tibet House Delhi provide residential/hostel facilities for the course participants?

We do not have any residential/ hostel facilities for the course participants.


Q10) How many hours do I need to commit?

On an average about 6 hours of sessions time per week are expected to be given. If someone has more time and inclination, they can give more time based on additional optional reading recommendations.


Q11) When will the course begin?

The course is scheduled to begin in first week of Jan-2024.


Q12) When will the course end?

The expected date for the end of teachings is last week of May-2024.


Q13) Are there any meditation commitments required on behalf of the participants?

This course will teach features of meditation but there are no commitments for meditation required for this course.  Participants are encouraged to meditate more regularly. After all the true meaning of meditation is familiarization with what are causes for happiness, so that we traverse the path to become happier and also help others in becoming happier beings.


Q14) How much is the Course Material fees?

The course material, would be on a cost basis only, which will be very nominal and highly subsidized. Tibet House ships course material world wide. The exact amount will be communicated via email when the course material is distributed.


Q15) What will the teaching schedule like?

The recordings will be released every Monday for the sessions which will be covered by recordings from previous courses. The schedule for the topics, which will be taught by the teacher will be announced on the education portal, closer to the teaching dates.


Q16) Is the online portal only to submit quizzes?

No, the online portal will also be used by Tibet House to make announcements relevant to this Course. This portal will also allow participants to interact with other via Discussion Forums which can be very useful to clarify doubts. Plus there are many other useful features in the portal.


Q17) How can a participant clarify doubts?

For any doubts, registered participants can use forums on education portal to ask questions or ask questions during Q&A session in the review session. The answers will be given by the teaching assistants assigned for this course. There could also be special Q&A sessions with the main teacher during the course duration.


Q18) Is there possibility to make online payments?

Yes, we accept payments only via online means. Once your application will be approved, we will send the link for the payment.


Q19) What type of questions are asked in the online quizzes? Is there minimum that one needs to score?

The questions asked will be objective questions which have multiple choice answers. Yes, participants need to score 40% or above to qualify for obtaining the certificate.


Q20) What if someone does not submit the quizzes before the expected deadlines?

The online quizzes would be a major criterion, which will be used to award the certificate/diploma.


Q21) What if I miss the class taught by the teacher?

You can catch up with the class either via live-streams (they are available after the class also) or via audio/video recordings (available after 3 working days).We do not record any attendance for any class as these courses are designed for one’s own benefit so we will leave it to an individual. So its perfectly fine for anyone to catch up with the classes based on one’s own convenience.


Q22) What topics will be taught in this batch?

Please visit NCC2 page (https://tibethouse.in/ncc/) on the Tibet House website for details on the topics.