First University of India! India was far behind many countries in terms of education, but there was a time when the center of education used to be Daydustan. Today we are going to tell you about one such university in India. The university where here students from many countries used to come to study. The Nalanda university which is India’s first university in the whole world.
History Of First University Of India :
The establishment of ancient Nalanda as an undisputed seat of learning was a historical consequence of its context. Ancient Magadha was characterized by an intellectual ferment unlike any known to humanity. The ability to meld multiple discourses and embrace knowledge in its entirety is what made Nalanda uniquely attractive for all seekers of knowledge.
This old university was established during the Gupta period in the fifth century. It was destroyed after the invasion in 1193. It is located in Nalanda, Bihar. Between the eighth century to the 12th century, students from many countries used to come to this university.
About 10 thousand students used to come to this university to study. It had around 2000 teachers. This university was founded by Gupta ruler Kumaragupta I in 450-470, but now it has become completely ruins. Where people from all over the world come to visit.
Facts About Nalanda University :
Nalanda is inspired by the academic excellence and global vision of its historic predecessor. The university aspires to meet and set global standards of academic excellence and research. The university enables capacity building in all areas of higher learning. The University is being supported by all the Member States of the East Asia Summit and Intergovernmental Memorandums of Understanding to that effect have been signed by 17 countries.
The University seeks to recover the lost connections and partnerships that existed in the region called Asia. Before the onset of historical forces that led to their dissolution. Asian cultures have multiple links that go deep into the past and are reflected in a variety of common cultural features. The re-discovery of inter-Asian linkages in recent times has led to a resurgence in discovering and building upon a shared history. Nalanda University is envisaged as an icon of this new Asian renaissance: a creative space that will be for future generations a center of the inter-civilizational dialogue.
Historical sources indicate that the University had a long and illustrious life that lasted almost continually for 800 years from the fifth to the twelfth century CE. It was a completely residential university believed to have 2,000 teachers and 10,000 students. The Nalanda ruins reveal through their architectural components. The holistic nature of knowledge that was sought and imparted at this University. It suggests a seamless co-existence between nature and man, and between living and learning.
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”Malcolm X