Nalanda University’s 15th Governing Board Meeting held in Delhi
February 13, 2017
The newly appointed Governing Board of the University met in Delhi on February 10, 2017 at JNB in Delhi. This was the 15th meeting of University’s Governing Board.
At the outset of the meeting the Chancellor Dr Vijay Bhatkar welcomed the members, and assured them that he would exert utmost effort to establish Nalanda University as a globally acknowledged center of academic excellence. The Chancellor further noted that Nalanda University of the 21st century must live up to the ideals of ancient Nalanda University by attracting brilliant and self-motivated students from all over the world.
In his brief report on the progress made since the last Governing Board meeting held in August 2016 the Interim Vice Chancellor said that the task of reviving the University inspired by global humanism and original scholarship was fraught with seemingly insurmountable impediments, but expressed his hope that the newly constituted Governing Body would overcome these challenges.
During the meeting a Search-cum-Selection Committee for the selection of the Vice Chancellor, Nalanda University was formed. An Executive Committee of the Governing Board, comprising the following members, was also constituted:
- The Chancellor, Nalanda University – Chairperson
- Secretary (East) , Ministry of External Affairs – Ex-Officio Member
- The Vice Chancellor, Nalanda University – Ex-Officio Member
- Shri. N.K.Singh – Chancellor’s Nominee
- Secretary Higher Education– Chancellor’s Nominee
Mr. Rajeev Kathpalia, the Project Architect from Vastushilpa Consultants, made a presentation on the Master Plan and the designs for Phase – I construction of Nalanda University campus. While appreciating the Master Plan’s endeavour to respect and replicate the spirit of ancient Nalanda and its sensitivity to the issues of environmental sustainability, the Governing Board hoped that the infrastructure development is completed soon, paving path for the much-needed expansion of university.
An exhibition of the design and Master Plan of the upcoming campus was also organised at the foyer of JNB on the occasion of the Governing Board meeting.