With Amartya Sen as Chancellor, Nalanda University to function soon !!
Addressing an international seminar by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Mr Kumar exuded his confidence that work of Nalanda International University would not get stalled after constitution of Nalanda monitoring committee by the Centre and appointment ofNobel prize winner Mr Sen as the first Chancellor of the university.
With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh specially taking interest and constituting a monitoring committee to oversee the work of Nalanda International University and also after appointment of Amartya Sen as Chancellor, the work of the university will never get stuck, the Chief Minister further added.
Mr Kumar said Mr Sen was vexed over the inordinate delay in completion of the work of Nalanda University and taking his concern into consideration, he had requested the Prime Minister to take concrete steps in this regard.
"I have been raising the point since long that a university of such standard and par excellence could not be established only with the support of Bihar government and Human Resources Development Ministry of the Centre, " he said and added that role of External Affairs Ministry was also vital for the purpose.
"From 2014, teaching in Nalanda International University would start in two faculties, " Mr Kumar said adding 100 seats would be available in each faculty.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sen said he had confidence that Nalanda International University would regain its past glory and Bihar would once again become seat of learning and wisdom to be acclaimed across the globe.