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Former Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo to be new chancellor of Nalanda university

60-year-old George Yeo was conferred Padma Bhushan in 2012 and is currently serving as a member of the governing board of the prestigious Nalanda university at Rajgir area of Bihar.


I’ve received no salary or remuneration from Nalanda University… It’s been a labour of love, says Amartya Sen

In an interview with IE, Sen speaks on some of the questions that have been raised about his relationship with the university. Excerpts.


Dissecting gender stereotypes, conflicts

With her focus on Punjab and Haryana, Dr Dagar insists that one has to go beyond the ‘Beti Bachao’ campaigns.


Nalanda’s cosy club

The revival of a university in Nalanda is a noble mission. But the past seven years have seen a hijacking of the project by a small clique.


Nalanda Board, MEA stick to their stands

On Thursday, in a letter to the Governing Board, Amartya Sen had “excluded” himself from continuing as chancellor.


Amartya Sen says won’t reconsider decision to quit Nalanda University

Asked if he was worried about minorities, he said, he was “very much worried”.


Unfortunate Amartya Sen treated so ‘shabbily’: Congress

Congress said it was unfortunate that a ‘national treasure’ like Sen is treated so ‘shabbily’ by the government.


Faculty, students will be disheartened Amartya Sen’s exit, says board member

Tansen Sen also said any delay in implementing the recommendations would ‘impact India’s standing in international forums’.


Sen and sensibility

Government must explain why it held up the reappointment of Nalanda University chancellor.


No attempt to curtail Amartya Sen’s tenure, says Government

Sen rued that academic governance in India remains “so deeply vulnerable to the opinions of the ruling government”.


#Express5: Government cracks down on ‘document leak’ from the Petroleum Ministry ; Gujarat offers online option of voting

Here are the top five stories from today’s edition of The Indian Express.


Government doesn’t want me to lead Nalanda University, so I am not staying on, says Amartya Sen

‘I am sad that academic governance in India remains so deeply vulnerable to the opinions of the ruling government,


I am sad that academic governance in India remains so deeply vulnerable to the opinions of the ruling government: Amartya Sen

The governing board was kept completely in the dark about an attempted unilateral move by the government to rapidly reconstitute the entire board.


Amartya Sen wins new UK award

Eminent Indian economist and Nobel laureate becomes the first winner of a newly established award in the UK.

Letters to the editor: Not alone

Did we ever dream that we would evolve into a society that has no place for thinkers?