Nalanda was an ancient seat of higher learning located in Bihar, India. It is one of the most ancient universities of the world that functioned during 413 AD to 1193 AD, approximately for seven centuries. The university could attract scholars and students from China, Tibet, Europe and the Central Asia (Iran) Nalanda University was destroyed during the Muslim Invasion in 1193. The great Library of the University was on fire by the invaders that burned the valuable collection of ancient knowledge preserved here. At a time when the entire world was still living on the rudimentary knowledge on Astronomy, Mathematics, arts, philosophy and theology, India could guide the rest of the world as torch bearer importing knowledge to 10, 000 students drawn from across the continents with the help of 2000 Indian and Foreign teachers. Students from from Korea, Japan, China, Tibet, Indonesia, Turkey, Greece, and Persia have learned religion, history, law, linguistics, medicine, public health, architecture, metallurgy, pharmacology, sculpture and astronomy. In 2006, India, China, Singapore and Japan have decided to collaborate in reviving this university. The renowned Indian Noble lariat Dr. Amaryasen, the former Indian president Dr. Adbul Kalam , former Indian Primeminister Dr. Manmohan singh and the former Bihar chief Minister Nitish kumar were instrumental in reviving the University. After 800 years of its closure the university reopened on 1st September, 2014 with 15 students and 10 faculty members. Although the university could get 1000 applications from across the globe, the university provided admissions to 15 students alone to begin with. The university proposed to start seven different schools of knowledge learning including school of Historical Studies, School of Environment and Ecological Studies, School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religion, School of Languages and Literature, School of International Relations and Peace Studies, School of Information Sciences and Technology and School of Business Management (Public Policy and Development Studies).