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Social harmony will help strenghten our existence: Ansari

Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Thursday reminded students that social harmony and respect for each other's thoughts will help strengthen our existence and survival.

Two Pakistani students get admission at Nalanda University

Two Pakistani students get admission at Nalanda University

Ignoring political tension between Pakistan and India, two students from Pakistan have been granted admission at the Nalanda University in Bihar, an official said on Friday.

Portugal, India sign agreement on Nalanda University

Portugal, India sign agreement on Nalanda University

Lending it a further international character, Portugal has become the 17th country to sign an agreement with India on the establishment of Nalanda University.

Interference in academic matters extreme under NDA regime: Amartya

The extent of government intervention in academic matters has become "extraordinarily common" and often "politically extreme" under the NDA regime, says Nobel laureate Amartya Sen.

Farmer who pelted APJ Abdul Kalam with stones fasts to atone for his deed

Bhola Mahto has stopped eating ever since he heard that former president APJ Abdul Kalam had passed away and vowed that he would fast till Thursday when the departed leader would be laid to rest.

Amartya Sen says Modi govt ousted him from Nalanda University

Amartya Sen says Modi govt ousted him from Nalanda University

Months after he withdrew his candidature as chancellor of Nalanda University, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has now said that the Narendra Modi-led government wants to seize direct control over academic institutions.

Yeo played 'key role' in setting up Nalanda University: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday justified the decision to name former Singapore finance minister George Yeo as the Chancellor of the Nalanda University, stating that he had played a 'key role' in its establishment.

Former Singapore FM Yeo to be Nalanda University Chancellor

Former Singapore finance minister George Yeo will take over as the Chancellor of the Nalanda University, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed on Saturday.

Centre working to rebuild ancient Vikramshila Univ: Kushwaha

 The Centre is mulling to rebuild the ancient Vikramashila University in Bihar to revive its historical importance on the lines of Nalanda University, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Upendra Kushwaha said on Friday.

Won't reconsider decision without academic independence: Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Saturday night ruled out reconsidering his decision not to seek a second term as Chancellor of Nalanda University since that would require a change in the position of the government on the academic independence of Nalanda University.

Nalanda University issue: Opposition parties slam BJP over Amartya Sen's quitting

Opposition parties on Friday slammed the BJP government over Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's decision to withdraw his candidature as Nalanda University Chancellor for a second term, saying "dumping" him from the post was a "shame" and a "sad day" for the university.

Clear view that government doesn't want me: Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Friday said that despite Nalanda University Visitor, President Pranab Mukherjee, being in favour of his continuing as chancellor and the university governing board having immediately "minuted" its decision to select him, there was a "clear view" that the government does not want him.

No attempt to curtail Amartya Sen's tenure: Modi government

Government on Friday rejected Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's contention that it does not want him to continue as Nalanda University Chancellor, saying there was no attempt to "curtail" his tenure and claimed that it was yet to receive the approved minutes of the Governing Board of Nalanda University (GBNU).

No attempt to curtail Amartya Sen's tenure as Nalanda University Chancellor: Govt

No attempt to curtail Amartya Sen's tenure as Nalanda University Chancellor: Govt

The Centre on Friday said that no attempt is being made to curtail Nobel Laureate Dr Amartya Sen's tenure as Nalanda University Chancellor hours after the world renowned economist accused it of doing so.

President Mukherjee hails 'most memorable' Bhutan visit

Terming his just-concluded state visit to Bhutan as very successful and his "most memorable", President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday hoped that bilateral relations between the two countries would continue to grow from strength to strength.

India, Bhutan sign MoU on establishment of Nalanda University

India and Bhutan on Friday agreed to collaborate on the "noble objectives" of the establishment of Nalanda University in Bihar to develop the institution as an international centre of excellence.

Nalanda University to launch two more schools

 Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, the chancellor of Nalanda University, Wednesday said the university will start two more schools from next year."There is a plan to start two new schools of health care and economics and management from 2015 academic session," Sen told reporters here.

Nalanda University to provide free education to poor: Amartya Sen

Nalanda University to provide free education to poor: Amartya Sen

The Nalanda University will provide free education to poor students if they qualify on the parameters of the varsity, its Chancellor Prof Amartya Sen said on Wednesday.

Sushma Swaraj inaugurates Nalanda University

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday inaugurated the revived Nalanda University, renowned as a centre for learning till it was burnt down 800 years ago by an invading Turkish army.

Sushma Swaraj to inaugurate Nalanda University on Friday

The ancient Nalanda University, which had attracted students from the world over, will be formally inaugurated on Friday in its modern 'avatar' by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.