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8 Aug, 2014

Nalanda University to reopen from September 1 – Hindustan Times

Nalanda University is set to kick off its first academic programme from September 1, reviving an institution that was in existence long before Harvard and Cambridge were set up.

The ministry of external affairs will support six students from Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam at Nalanda, which has been revived by a group of scholars led by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen as part of a wider Asian renaissance.

The ancient university in Bihar was once a centre of excellence not just for philosophy and Buddhist studies but also for literature and mathematics.

via Revisiting history: Nalanda to reopen its doors from September 1 – Hindustan Times.