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The Department of Chinese and Japanese is an Important departmental of the Nava Nalanda Mahavihara,deemed University,Ministry of Culture,Govt.of India.
It is Known fact that the Nava Nalanda Mahavihara was established as a successor of the Old Nalanda Mahavihara. It is equally the well known fact that the legendary frauellerHiten -taang (Xuan zang ) visited India is 629 C.E and stayed at Nalanda too. Several others Chinese travellers visited India learn Buddhism. Therefore,a Chinese Studies was imperative to canter the need of India China relation.
The Founder Director Bhikshu Jagadish Kashyap dreamt of a Chinese & Japanese department where both classical and modern Chinese can be taught to future generation.
Therefore,a department of Chinese & Japanese was started.
At present the department. has Certificate and Diploma course of Chinese language and also Chinese Ph.D course Chinese Language and Literature while Certificate course is of one year duration,the Diploma course is of the two years, The syllabi of the course consist of learning of Chinese Characters Chinese Buddhism .Confucianism and Taoism .It is an important
department where both classical and modern Chinese Language are taught which is very rare of its own kind.
Since -2010 more than fifty students of the Department have secured job in different sectors. This is the Department where campus interview for students have been conducted where major private companies took part .