Nalanda College, Biharsharif, Nalanda (Bihar) is the oldest College of the Magadh University. It was established a century back as the Bihar English High school. The College takes its name after the famous and ancient Nalanda University. The College was inaugurated by the then Lt. Governor of Bihar on July 20, 1920. The institution worked as a school upgraded into a school-cum-intermediate college and renamed Nalanda College. In the year 1948, the institution was upgraded into a degree college. It is presently a Postgraduate college affiliated to the Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya catering to both arts and science with about 4500 students on the roll. The college is teaching up to Post-graduate standard in six subjects of arts and four subjects in science. The Government of Bihar converted this college as a constituent unit of Magadh University with effect from April 1, 1970. In the year 1926, the Government of Bihar, realizing the important of this institution, made this college a fully deficit-aided college and since then the Government of Bihar has been meeting the deficit of the college. Nalanda College has celebrated its centenary week in the last week of March, 1970 in recognition of its 100 years of useful service to the cause of higher education. On this memorable occasion, the Post and Telegraphs Department has great pleasure in bring out a special postage stamp to commemorate this event.
The stamp was issued By
Post and Telegraph Department,
Govt. of India on 27th March 1970
mark the centenary of Nalanda College
❖The only College in the history of Bihar/Jharkhand to be commemorated with a postal stamp issued by the post and telegraph department, Govt. of India.
❖A centre of excellence.
❖A pioneer institution of Bihar.
❖Celebrated its centenary in 1970.
❖Alumni of repute in many fields.
❖Centre of study with range from intermediate to postgraduate level.
❖Vocational courses MCA, MBA, BBM, TTM, BCA.
❖Study centre of IGNOU.
❖Study centre of Nalanda Open University.
❖Study centre of Directorate of Distance Education, M.U. Bodh Gaya.