June 30, 2016
Nalanda University has acquired three new Residence Halls on lease, in preparation for the expansion of its student strength.
The three new Residence Halls will be called: Ajatshatru, Ananda and Maitreya. While Ajatshatru has been leased from the Bihar Government, Ananda and Maitreya have been acquired from private players. The first residence hall of the University-Tathagat was also leased from the Bihar Government.
All the Residence Halls (old and new) are in a radius of 4 kilometres from the interim campus. The University is currently running from an interim campus till its permanent campus comes up on the 450-acre land given by the Bihar Government.
Ajatshatru has two floors, 28 rooms, a dinning space with kitchen, a large conference hall, a central courtyard, and other facilities like students' lounge and guest lounge.
Ananda has three floors, 20 rooms, kitchen and dining facilities and other facilities like students' lounge and guest lounge.
Maitreya, which is within walking distance from the old residence hall Tathagat, has a basement, ground and first floor. Its 26 rooms are all located on first floor. The basement and ground floor have the kitchen, dining facilities and large halls which will be used as students' lounge and guest lounge.
All the new residence halls are currently being refurbished and prepared for occupation in the new academic year.
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