The Bihar government has decided to bring a bill to set up a university in Nalanda, an ancient seat of learning.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said that his government would place the bill in the state assembly.
"The government is ready with the draft. But it will act as a facilitator and not a coordinator," he said.
The government has allotted funds for the project, land acquisition is on and construction is likely to begin soon, officials said.