Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University. Formerly known as nagpur university. Accredited with grade A by NACC

Department of Pali & Prakrit

About us

Department of Pali & Prakrit is one of the prominent departments of the RashtrasantTukadojiMaharaj Nagpur University established in 1958. The most Significant facts of this department is that, this department was established after the great conversion of Dr. BabasahebAmbedkar in 1956. He converted millions of people into Buddhism. For the study and teaching of these people, Nagpur University took initiative and started this department. Our Department offers good research facilities to post graduate students. Under this department, M. A. in Pali, M. A. in Buddhist Studies, M. Phil. in Pali and Buddhist Studies are taught. Many students have been awarded M. Phil. and Ph. D. Degrees from this department. Many Ph. D. students are taking advantage of National Fellowship like JRF, SRF, RGF, MAKAF etc. Many thinkers & scholars of National and international repute visited the department.


  • M. A. – Pali & Prakrit
  • M. A. -  Buddhist Studies
  • M. Phil. – Pali Buddhism
  • M. Phil. -  Buddhist Studies
  • Ph.D. - Pali & Prakrit
  • Ph.D. - Buddhist Studies


* Intake capacity:

  • M. A. Pali & Prakrit -  40
  • M. A. Buddhist Studies  - 40
  • M. Phil. PaliBuddhism  - 20
  • M. Phil. Buddhist Studies – 20
  • Ph.D. - Pali & Prakrit  - 50
  • Ph.D. - Buddhist Studies  - 50

* Rules: As per University rules and regulation.


Any graduate can take the admission, Eligibility certificate from the University is required.


Dr. Niraj Ganesh Bodhi

Name: Dr. Niraj Ganesh Bodhi
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.A. (Pali-Prakrit,His.),B. Ed., NET (Pali, History, Buddhist Studies), Ph.D. (Pali)


Sr. No. Name of the Researcher Ph.D. Topics Guide
1. Vandana Moteghare Vipassancharya Satyanarayan Goenka Yanche Pali Sahitya ani Dhammakaryatil yogdan Dr. Niraj Bodhi
2. Shankar Chaudhary Abhidhammatthasangaho granth ka visheleshanatmak Addhyayan Dr. Niraj Bodhi
3. Rekha K. Badole Pali Vyakaran Dr. Balchandra Khandekar

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List of Research Students

Collaborations with other institutions

1. MahanagSakyamuniVijjasan. an International School of Buddhist Studies and Research,  Pachpaoli, Nagpur.


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Library Building,
North Ambazari Road,
Nagpur- 440010Tel. No. : 0712-2440347

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