Monday, September 1, 2014

Nalanda University Begins 1st Academic Session on 1 September 2014

Thank you Yahoo New for publishing this wonderful piece of information this morning. I am reblogging it here for for the knowledge of audience. Let's Reach Higher!

Hearty Congratulations to the Team Nalanda for reviving this temple of learning. Hats Off!

Ancient Nalanda University was situated in Patliputra, now called Patna, the state of Capital of Bihar in India. The buzz is that, 1000 applicants submitted applications from around the world. The university commenced it first academic session on 1 September 2014 with 10 male students and 5 female students and 10 faculty members. Gopa Sabbarwal has honor of being First Vice Chancellor. Congrats again. According to yahoo news network, "We are ready to start the academic session of Nalanda University Monday," Vice Chancellor Gopa Sabhrawal told IANS.

I dig inside internet data base to find more about Nalanda University. Here we go:

Vision: “……There is now a perfect opportunity to recreate the hallowed universalism of Nalanda as a centre of knowledge… ……..” Source

Nalanda University established in November 2010 will be an International University. Seven School of learning will offer M.Phil. and Ph.D Education. The University will set up 7 schools for imparting education and conducting research programs.

  • School of Historical Studies
  • School of Ecology and Environment Studies
  • School of Buddhist Studies
  • School of Philosophy and Comparative Religions
  • School of Linguistics and Literature
  • School of International Relations and Peace Studies
  • School of Information Science and Technology
  • School of Economics and Management

Of the above First Two are functional.

First Faculty Members

Here are the proud academicians, who will guide very first batch of the university.

Mihir Deb 
Visiting Professor & Acting Dean
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Somnath Bandyopadhyay
Associate Professor
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Arne Harms
Assistant Professor
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Prabhakar Sharma
Assistant Professor
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Aditya Malik 
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Pankaj Mohan 
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Samuel Wright
Assistant Professor
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Yin Ker
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Murari Kumar Jha
Assistant Professor (from 01 January 2015)
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Kashshaf Ghani
Assistant Professor
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Nalanda University Admission Process

Who can apply to study a course in Nalanda University?

Do you have high level of competency in English language? Applicants who have completed undergraduate studies in English can apply.

For International Students, Score in any one these tests TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, PTE, STEP  is accepted.

Academic Qualification and Minimum Percentage Requirements:

For Indian Students; Minimum 3 years bachelor’s degree with at least 55% marks from a Central University. In case of other institutions minimum 60% marks. For graduates from other countries a GPA of at least 3.5 or above is required on a scale of 4.

Want to study in Nalanda University, Apply Online. Application Process is Internet Based. Only online applications are accepted. Second Round Admission opens from 28th July 2014 onwards.

Apply Online for Nalanda University Admission Click Here

Source: Yahoo News, Wikipedia.Org, Nalanda University Official Website and Social Media

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