Dr. A.P.J. Kalam at the Bihar State Assembly mooted the idea of reviving the ancient Nalanda University. The Government of India decided to share the proposal of reviving the ancient Nalanda University with the leaders of the East Asia Summit (‘EAS’). Located in the town of Rajgir and established on November 25, 2010, Nalanda is a postgraduate, research intensive, international university supported by the participating countries of the East Asia Summit. It has been designated as an “institution of national importance”. The University seeks to recover the lost connections and partnerships that existed in Asia, before the onset of historical forces that led to their dissolution. The re-discovery of inter-Asian linkages in recent times has led to a resurgence in discovering and building upon a shared history.The University offers Master’s degrees in three schools presently- The School of Historical Studies, The School of Ecology and Environment Studies and the School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions and School of Languages and Literature and Humanities.