International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 8, Part D (2017)
Scholastic excellence of Nalanda and Nalanda contemporary (415 A.D. – 1200 A.D.) Al-Qarawiyyin: a comparative evaluation
Shilpa Bhattacharyya and Dr. Debjani Guha
This paper tries to make a comparative study between the two ancient pioneer Universities, Nalanda University in India and Al-Qarawiyyin University in Morocco. India was a great seat of learning in ancient period where people from the various parts of the world used to come to India to acquire knowledge. Nalanda, Taxila, Mithila, Vikramasila, Baranasi, Valabhi etc. were the popular names where systematic ways of higher education prevailed. Al-Qarawiyyin is also a popular higher learning institute in Morocco which is the symbol of Islamic tradition, culture and education. It is not too old as Nalanda but it was started its journey when Nalanda reached its highest pride. Though no record was found whether there was any connection regarding the educational transactions between these two Universities existed or not but this study helps to recognize the pattern, structure and other factors which were responsible for the development of higher education in that period. This paper highlights the academic brilliance of Nalanda system of education in the perspective of Nalanda-contemporary (415 A.D. – 1200 A.D.) global higher education with special reference to Al-Qarawiyyin. The method employed for the present study is historical and analytical in nature.
How to cite this article:
Shilpa Bhattacharyya and Dr. Debjani Guha. Scholastic excellence of Nalanda and Nalanda contemporary (415 A.D. – 1200 A.D.) Al-Qarawiyyin: a comparative evaluation. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(8): 249-252.