The Nalanda University is all set to begin functioning from 01 September 2014, after the revivial plan for Nalanda as a centre of learning was conceptualised and initiated in 2007.
The university will re-launch with 2 post-graduate schools, with each having 20 faculty members - School of Ecology and School of Historical Studies for which the intake capacity is set as about 20 students for each department.
Applications to be part of the founding faculty have come from around the globe, though those applicants are of Indian origin but now they are foreign nationals, as told by Nalanda University’s CEO Anjana Sharma.
The dynamic governing committee is to be headed by Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen, his team incorporates academicians of high-repute from several countries and they are scheduled to meet in India on July 19 and 20, to frame final plans for the commencement of the inauguration of the university as well as to finalize the names of Faculty members.
Among the 79 international entries, first-rate architect B V Doshi was finally picked to restore the new centre of learning at Rajgir, which is spread over the land of 450 acres, roughly about 10 km away from the ancient site of learning. The architecture of the reconstructed varsity is inspired from the ancient 5th century style and construction is still in process keeping the security and safety measures in mind.
Later to meeting in July, majority of those functioning for the university will shift to Rajgir location and work from there.