Nalanda University to start session from 2014

New Delhi The proposed Nalanda International University will embark on its fresh journey from 2014 and will offer courses in History and Ecological Studies in the beginning.

Chancellor Amartya Sen said that they are going to start with School of Historical Studies and School of Environment and Ecological Studies from 2014.

"Then we are going to start with School of Economics and Management and School of Information Technology," Mr Sen said at a function in the city.

Stressing of increased Public Private Partnership for building the university, Sen lauded the efforts of the Centre as well as the Bihar Government for giving shape to the university, located in the town of Rajgir and contains within it a memory of the ancient Nalanda University.

Mr Sen said that they were trying to build the University within its resources.

Mr Sen said that the University is getting support from very large number of Asian Countries and it is already in partnership with several universities across the world.

Nalanda University was established in November 2010. The University came into being by a special Act of the Indian Parliament a testimony to the important status that Nalanda University occupies in the Indian intellectual landscape.

Member, University's mentor group, Sugata Bose said the university has approved 26 faculty position, 13 each for school of historical studies and 13 for school of Environment and Ecological studies and the faculty will be appointed by July, 2013.

The classes will start by July, 2014, he said.

Story First Published: July 31, 2012 14:35 IST

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