In a landmark decision, the Nalanda University is all set to provide free education to poor students, provided they qualify on the parameters of the varsity. Amartya Sen, the chancellor professor of the prestigious university confirmed the move of the institution to offer education totally free of cost to students from poor economic background who wishes to study in one of the country’s oldest university. However, they have to be deemed fit based on certain conditions of excellence.
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It has been reported that the Nalanda University will make suitable arrangements for funds adhering to its own sources to make up for the fees of such students. But prior to that, the aspirants have to qualify through an entrance test, confirmed the Chancellor who is also a Nobel laureate in Economics.
The Chancellor also asked the students about their objectives for studying in the University and quizzed them on their confidence level to meet their academic target.
The Nobel Laureate also stressed on the admission process for the next academic session which is all set to commence in November. Depending on a sizeable number of applications for admissions, the Professor said that the university will admit around 40 to 50 students.
Barring concession on account of hostel charge, he also announced that a concession of 50 per cent on tuition will continue for the next session as well. The fact that the University has taken less number of students this academic year is mainly because of the constraints in infrastructure, the Professor asserted.
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