Shantideva of Nalanda

Everything You Need to Know About Education in India

  The history of Indian education began with large monasteries, considered universities by today’s definition, that instructed both Indian scholars and scholars from abroad in a wide variety of disciplines. Some of the most famous of these monasteries were Ujjain, Vikramshila, Nalanda, and Takshila.
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Aryadeva scholar of Nalanda

The Jewels of Indian Distance Education

  India has a long, beautiful history of education that appears almost mythical.  Ancient India possessed a reputation that rivaled its contemporary, ancient Egypt.  Nalanda, the monastery (and university, according to scholars), attracted scholars from all over the world who traveled from as far as China and Korea to study at the campus of Nalanda.
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Ancient Nalanda University

Education in India

Many historians, scholars, and researchers will argue that (along with China and Egypt) India birthed formal education. The history of Indian education certainly does not begin with Nalanda, but it is one of the most well-documented institutions in ancient India. It is likely there were thousands of such institutions scattered about India.
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