Nalanda University receives applications from 1,000 foreign students

July 7, 2014

Patna : Nalanda University has received admission applications from more than 1,000 students from around 40 countries.

According to IANS, the university is scheduled to start its academic session from September 1 with two schools: School of Historical Sciences and School of Environment and Ecology, an official said on Friday.

The university has received application for admission from the US, Russia, England, Spain, Germany, Japan, Myanmar, Austria, Sri Lanka and West Asian and South East Asian countries.

"This year only 20 students will be selected in each of two schools," the official said.

Six faculty members each for the two schools have been appointed. They are from New Zealand, England, the US, Singapore and other countries.

The university is set to come up on 446 acres of land at Rajgir, 10 km from the site of the ancient university in Nalanda, about 100 km southeast of Patna.

The university, which will be fully residential, like the ancient Nalanda University, will offer courses in science, philosophy and spirituality as well as social sciences.

As per the long-term plan Masters, M Phil and PhD degree courses will be offered across seven schools: Historical Studies, Ecology and Environment Studies, Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions, Linguistics and Literature, International Relations and Peace Studies, Information Science and Technology and Economics and Management. (Source- India today)

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