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Nalanda University opens on Monday

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The Nalanda University (NU) will rise again on Monday as academic classes will begin on its new campus in Bihar’s Rajgir.

The resurrection of the ancient university will bring to fruition of an idea proposed by the former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in 2006.

“We will have a low-key launch with classes for the School of Ecology and Environmental Studies and the School of Historical Studies beginning 9 a.m. tomorrow [Monday]. Right now there are 15 students and 11 faculty members,” NU Vice-Chancellor Gopa Sabharwal told PTI.

Ms. Sabharwal said there were two reasons for starting on a small note as she wanted the students and teachers to settle down, and that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj would be visiting on September 14.

“We have decided to have a big function when Ms. Swaraj visits NU on September 14. By that time things will settle down,” Ms. Sabharwal added.

The University on Sunday completed the three-day orientation programme for students. — PTI

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