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Nalanda University gets new campus: List of major facilities

Nalanda University was established in the fifth century. The ancient university flourished for 800 years before it was destroyed by invaders in the 12th century. The University is conceived as a joint collaboration between India and East Asia Summit(EAS) countries.

Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Nalanda (Bihar) Updated on: June 19, 2024 11:29 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new campus of Nalanda University in Bihar's Rajgir on Wednesday. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and ambassadors of 17 nations attended the event being organised for the inauguration of the campus. The university offers 137 scholarships to international students.

The university has six schools including the School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy & Comparative Religions; the School of Historical Studies; the School of Ecology and Environmental Studies; the School of Sustainable Development and Management.

The University has a deep connection with history. The original Nalanda University, established around 1600 years ago, is considered to be amongst the first residential universities of the world. In 2016, the ruins of Nalanda was declared as a UN Heritage Site.

The new campus of the university is close to the site of the ancient ruins of Nalanda. 

Here is the list of major facilities at the campus: 

  • The Campus has two academic blocks with 40 classrooms having a total seating capacity of around 1900. 
  • It has two auditoriums having a capacity of 300 seats each. 
  • It has a student hostel with a capacity of around 550 students. 
  • It also has various other facilities including International Centre, Amphitheatre that can accommodate up to 2000 individuals, Faculty Club and Sports Complex among others.
  • The Campus is a ‘Net Zero’ Green Campus. 
  • It is Self-Sustainable with solar plant, domestic and drinking water treatment plant, water recycling plant for reusing wastewater, 100 acres of water bodies, and many other environment friendly facilities.

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