Nalanda University to start academic activities from 2013
Patna, Jul 6 (PTI) The Nalanda University will begin its academic activities from the 2013-14 session from rented premises, Vice-Chancellor Gopa Sabarwal said today.
The Nalanda University, being set up in the scenic precincts around Ranjir, will launch academic activities from 2013-14 session and start with two subjects — Historical studies and Environment and Ecological studies, she told reporters after a 10-hour meeting of the governing board.
The meeting was attended by Nobel laureate Prof Amartya Sen, among others.
The University will carry out academic activities from rented premises for the time being till the construction of its own campus, work on which was in progress, Sabarwal said.
The contour of the historical studies will have a strong archaeological component in view of the significance of the Nalanda region and Bihar which has had a great historical background since ancient times, the V-C said.
Speaking on the occasion, Sen expressed satisfaction with the progress in the construction of Nalanda University campus and said the members of the governing board will inspect the construction site tomorrow.
Referring to the governing board”s agenda, he said that the members discussed and approved financial rules, statutes and rules and regulations of the new University.
Prof Sen said that the governing board has set up a high-powered international advisory panel headed by its member and former Singapore foreign minister George Yeo with a purpose to “bring the world to Bihar” by making investment in the new University.