Nalanda University Bill 2013, To provide better governance to Nalanda University


Nalanda_University_India_ruinsTo streamline the Governance of proposed Nalanda university in Bihar , Govt passes the Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013 on 28th Feb 2014.  The Bill was suggested by the  Parliament’s standing committee on external affair to bring the Governance of the University simple and growth prospective. 

Nalanda University Bill 2010 

The Nalanda University Bill, 2010 was introduced by the Minister of External Affairs, Shri S.M. Krishna and the Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on August 26, 2010 and the Rajya Sabha on August 21, 2010.

The Bill is for Establish Nalanda University as an International Instituation and will seek the national Importance .The Bill 2010 replace the old bill of 2007. 

A governing board shall be constituted with a fixed term of three years for each member. Members include the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor, five members among member states (member of East Asia Summit) who give maximum financial assistance, the Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, and two representatives of the government of Bihar. The process of appointment of the various authorities is specified in the Bill.

The president of India has the power to cause an inspection of the University . The university shall be a non-profit public private partnership which shall be autonomous and accountable to the governing board.

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The Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013

The New Bill streamline the Governance of the University . As per the   Parliament’s standing committee suggestion the governing board of the University  is increased to seven instead of five and one each nominated by seven participating and non-participating countries of the East Asia Summit. 

  • Under the Act, the University is a non-profit public-private partnership, supported by each member country as well as other sources. The Bill amends the Act to provide for the Government of India to meet the university’s capital and recurring expenditure to the extent required.
  • The powers of the University are amended to include the power to set up a consortium of international partners to meet the objectives of the University, and appoint persons working in any other University or academic institution, including those located outside India, as faculty of the University.
  • The size of the Governing Board of the University is being increased to include two persons of eminence and two members from the academic faculty of the University. The Bill also makes provision for the appointment of Deans and Provosts.

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