It appears that Nalanda University, the academic and symbolic center of Buddhist scholarship founded in the 5th century AD, is opening its doors again for the first time since its destruction 800 years ago.
According to Vice-Chancellor Gopa Sabarwal, only fifteen students have been selected for the first term, out of more than a thousand applicants. More students are expected to enroll this month.
The new campus, in the state of Bihar, is located about nine miles from the site of the original university.
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