Mahawithayahlai Maha Chulalongkon Ratcha Withayahlai (มหาวิทยาลัย มหาจุฬาลงกรณราชวิทยาลัย)
the Great Royal Seminary University’. Name
of a public Buddhist university in Thailand, founded
in 1887 by King
and in English usually referred to as Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University.
It began offering academic
classes in 1889 in Bangkok,
yet in the 2000, a
new and larger main campus has been built in the
Lamsai (ลำไทร) of the
Wang Noi (วังน้อย) in
while the university now also has
several extension campuses nationwide, as well as
preparatory schools for novices
called Maha Chulalongkon Ratcha Withayahlai (fig.).
The university houses a Faculty of
Buddhist Studies, a Faculty of Education, a Faculty of Humanities, and a Faculty
of Social Sciences (fig.).
In the back of the main campus in Ayutthaya is
in the Middle of the Water’
who was associated
university. The university is colloquially referred to by its abbreviated name
M. Ch. R. (มจร.).