Receiving an overwhelming response, Nalanda University has come across more than 1000 applications from aspirants belonging to over 40 different countries.
Other than Indian applicants seeking admission in Nalanda University, some foreign aspirants belong to the following countries -- US, Russia, England, Spain, Germany, Japan, Myanmar, Austria, Sri Lanka and West Asian and South East Asian countries.
This year admission to only two Schools will be opened: School of Historical Sciences and School of Environment and Ecology. Each school will have intake capacity of only 20 students in this year’s batch, as told by an official.
As per the sources, the revived university is scheduled to start its first academic session from 1 September 2014, Monday. The last date to submit online applications for the 2014-15 academic session is 15 July 2014.
For each School under the varsity, 6 faculty members have already been screened and appointed. The faculty members hail from New Zealand, England, the US, Singapore and other countries.
The revived varsity is to be spread across the land of 446 acres at Rajgir, and is mere 10 km far from the site of the former ancient university in Nalanda, which is situated at approximately 100 km southeast of Patna.
The restored version of Ancient Nalanda University will also be fully residential with main courses on offer to be -- Science, Philosophy and Spirituality and Social Sciences.
The University also has long-term plans, to include Masters, M Phil and PhD degree courses to be opened for all seven proposed schools: Historical Studies, Ecology and Environment Studies, Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions, Linguistics and Literature, International Relations and Peace Studies, Information Science and Technology and Economics and Management.