Subcontinent’s oldest university to build central library

(26 August 2015)  A Singapore company has donated $10 million to build the central library in the newly revived Nalanda International University, a varsity official said on Tuesday.

Vice Chancellor Gopa Sabharwal said a five-member team of a Singapore-based RSP construction company visited the university site in connection with the construction of the proposed library.

Spread over 446 acres, the university’s new campus would come up in Nalanda district’s Rajgir city.

“The library’s design will be made by RSP company and Ahmedabad-based Vastushilp Consultant,” she said.

Former Singapore foreign minister George Yeo is the new chancellor of the university which dates from the 5th century AD.

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The TelegraphIndia.com reports on the development of the INR2,700 crore [USD407million] Nalanda University campus.