Petaling Jaya, Malaysia — The resuscitation of Nalanda University have recently been questioned by Buddhist groups from South and North East Asia. The biggest lament was that no Buddhist monks have been elected to its board. Unlike the Nalanda U of old, where eminent Buddhist scholar monks were the rectors, governors in the proposed new set up contains an overwhelming majority with ‘secular’ credentials.
Fueling the concern coming from the make up of the academic board, it has been revealed that “the new Nalanda International University will focus on the humanities, economics and management, Asian integration, sustainable development and oriental languages” (BBC report, May 28, 2013). The objective of the school was claimed to be “aimed at advancing the concept of an Asian community…and rediscovering old relationships”.
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