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Old April 26th, 2016, 09:33 AM
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Nalanda University, in the eastern state of Bihar, was first established in the 5th Century during the Gupta dynasty.

the site was destroyed in the 1193 AD by an invading Turkish army. The new campus is set to be spread over 443 acres (179 hecatares) about 15km (9 miles) from where the original university

Construction on the new university campus is behind schedule. It's due to be finished in 2020 Nalanda will have seven schools and offer courses in science, philosphy and spirituality, and social sciences.

The university is funded by the Indian government and backing from the 18 East Asia Summit (EAS) countries, including China, Singapore and Australia.

Nalanda plans to establish the following 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

Economics and Management

Public Health

Contact Detail

Nalanda District, Rajgir,
Bihar 803116

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