Saturday, June 23, 2012

Nalanda University governing body to meet to discuss varsity necessities !!

The Nalanda University governing body that would meet in Patna on July 19-20 will discuss the faculty recruitment process for the two schools — Historical Studies and Environmental and Ecological Studies.

The two schools will start functioning from 2013-14. Nalanda University vice-chancellor Gopa Sabharwal, who was in Patna today, said: “At the governing body meet, the members will discuss various issues such as recruitment of faculties, what should be the criteria for the appointment of the faculties and others.”

Sabharwal added that the strength of the faculty for the two schools would also be discussed. She said: “We have to start the process because we will also have international faculties.”

The VC said apart from recruitment of faculties, at the governing body meet the members would also discuss the syllabi of the two schools.

She said the syllabi would be designed in such a way that it has a local flavour.

Sabharwal explained: “For example, the syllabus of environmental and ecological studies will cater to the flora and fauna of the ancient Nalanda site among many other things. This will help the students after graduating from the school to spread the message about the bionetwork of Nalanda.”

Eleven members of the board will participate in the governing body meet. The only member who would not be present at the meet is Prof. Prapod Assavavirulhakarn of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

The VC said that apart from the governing body meet, a three-day international conference starting from July 20 would also be organised.

The conference would be held in association with KP Jayaswal Research Institute, Patna.

The VC added that the varsity has received funds from China and Thailand. The Chinese government has provided $1million, while the Thai government has provided $1lakh to the university. The Thai government has also opened a bank account in their country to contribute to the international project. Sabharwal said: “We have come to know that huge amounts have been deposited in the Thailand account.”

Sabharwal ruled out allegations that the varsity has no offices in Bihar. She said: “There is an office in Rajgir with a few employees. I often visit the office to take stock of the progress of the work there.”

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