1,000 Foreign Students Keen to Join Nalanda University

Published: 04th July 2014 10:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2014 10:15 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

PATNA: More than 1,000 students from 40 countries have sought admission in Nalanda University.

The university is scheduled to start its academic session from Sep 1 with two schools: School of Historical Sciences and School of Environment and Ecology, an official said 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 will be fully residential, like the ancient Nalanda university. It will offer courses in science, philosophy and spirituality as well as social sciences.

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