“The Singapore Buddhist community is making an important gesture to finance the library,” Nalanda Mentors Group Chairman and Nobel economics prize winner, Amartya Sen, told reporters here Tuesday.
He said the groups were looking at both private and public funding for the university, which is estimated to cost Rs.1,005 crore ($425 million).
Pegged as a symbol of global cooperation in education, the Nalanda University, proposed to be set up in Bihar near the same site where an ancient university flourished centuries ago, will have schools on Buddhist studies, philosophy and comparative literature, historical studies and ecology and environmental studies.
“It was one of the greatest intellectual achievements in the history of the world,” said Sen, referring to the ancient seat of learning.
The Nalanda Mentors…