The Nava Nalanda Mahavira is a relatively new institute dedicated to the study and research of Pali literature and Buddhism. It invites students from foreign countries as well. The institute was founded with an aim to develop it as a centre of higher studies in Pali and Buddhism along the lines of ancient Nalanda Mahavihara. The institute has been functioning as a residential institution ever since it was started and offers a limited number of seats to Indian and foreign students. The Nava Nalanda Mahavihara has been accorded the status of a “Deemed to be University” by the University Grants Commission of India. The present campus of the Mahavihara is situated on the southern bank of the historical Indrapuskarani Lake, while the ruins of the ancient Nalanda University lie close to the northern bank of the lake.

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