Nalanda University

  • 2 schools of Nalanda University to commence courses from September August 10, 2014

    The first two Schools of Nalanda University, which is being built near the ruins of the ancient academic institution in Bihar with assistance from a number of ASEAN member countries, will commence its courses from next month. In her address at the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Meeting, External Affairs Minister...
  • IT city to be set up in Nalanda to create job opportunities: Nitish Kumar February 19, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said his government will set up an IT city in the state's Nalanda district that will help create job opportunities. "Bihar government has decided to set up an IT city...," the chief minister said in Patna after inaugurating projects like state data centre, portal...
  • After Nalanda, remains of another ancient university unearthed in Bihar January 15, 2014

    Archaeologists have traced the remains of another university at Telhara, about 40 km from the ancient Nalanda University, a reference to which was found in the account of Chinese travellers Hiuen Tsang and Ithsing. The remains of the university in Nalanda district were found during the course of an excavation at...
  • Rajgir declared polythene-free zone, violators to be fined upto Rs 500 December 4, 2013

    Rajgir, a Buddhist pilgrim town and a tourist destination in Bihar, has been declared a polythene-free zone after visitors complained of rampant littering and a dirty environment. "Rajgir is the first Buddhist historical city to be declared a polythene-free zone from December 2," an official of the tourism department said. Rajgir, nearly...
  • News briefs: Nalanda University to get USD 6 million for library project July 30, 2013

    The Nalanda University (NU) will be getting six million dollars for the proposed mega library project. Singapore’s minister for foreign affairs, who visited Rajgir on Monday, said that three acclaimed academicians had agreed to donate the funds which would be required to shape a world class library. Patna: AISF to organise...
  • JICA extends Rs 1,350 cr loan for highway project in Bihar February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Friday inked a pact with Government of India for providing Rs 1,350 crore assistance for a highway project in Bihar which falls under the Buddhist circuit. "JICA here today signed a Japanese ODA loan agreement with the Government of India to...
  • Nalanda: India's oldest university being revived January 5, 2011

    Chennai: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Tuesday said restoring Bihar's Nalanda University - the world's oldest - was a difficult task, but progress was being made. "The university is being re-started right now, and since I happen to have the diffcult task of chairing its interim governing body, I am finding...
  • Ancient Nalanda University to re-open in 2010 August 15, 2008

    Bihar: Students aiming for higher studies will soon have one more university to choose from. Nalanda, one of the world's most ancient universities, in Bihar is set to re-open in 2010. Eminent economist, Professor Amartya Sen is likely to be on its faculty. Sen is presently a lecturer at the Harvard University....
  • Amartya has 'Nobel' ideas for Nalanda University December 20, 2007

    Nalanda/ Patna: Home to over 10,000 students and 2,000 teachers from China, Japan and even Turkey and Persia, the Nalanda University was one of the first great universities in recorded history. For centuries the university has languished as a footnote of history but Nobel laureate Amartya Sen wants to change that....