Pondit Bihar International University -
Civilization in Asia has been molded by Buddhism's outstanding contribution during more than the last 2500 years. Buddhism emerged as a World religion essentially of peace and humanism influencing the religious, educational, social and cultural lives of the hundreds of millions of people in the vast Asian continent and the world at large.
Thousand years ago, on the era of Buddhism in Bangladesh, Pondit Bihar (Pandit Pagoda) was built at Anwara Upozilla of Chittagong. It was one of the most important Pagodas among the four in historical India. Educationists gathered there for sharing their knowledge, that’s why such type of name `Pondit`. Government has decided to restore the glory of this `Pondit Bihar`. The new name will be `Pondit Bihar International University` which will be the int`l center of research for Buddhism & philosophy of Buddha.
Already primary place for its construction work is selected. Universities of China, Srilanka & Thailand expressed their interest about this. UGC and Dr. Zinobodhi Bhikkhu are trying to execute the exertion.
It is informed that, recently Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina went to china. When discussing with the Chinese government about the transaction of culture, the university is spoke out. After returning to the country, the prime minister urged Dr. Zinobodhi Bikkhu to submit an application for this university. She also urged education ministry to take necessary steps for this university.
After the order of Prime Minister, UGC formed a two-member committee. It is hopeful that, ministry will approve the proposal. Then students from all over the world, especially from Asia will come to study in this university of Bangladesh. Moreover, relations with the countries like Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Cambodia, and Myanmar will be more improved.
In the new university subjects will be – `Therobad`, `Mohayana`, Philosophy of Buddha, History of Buddhism, Business Administration, Philosophy, History etc. To introduce Bangladesh in the international education sector, this university may act as an important factor.