Central University for Tibetan Studies is based in Sarnath, Varanasi. The university was set up in the year 1967 as a self-governing institute under the Union Ministry of Culture.
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was the founder of the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies. He referred to the Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, and then decided to start such an institution. The Government of India decided to grant the university the status of an independent body in 1977 under the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, and Government of India with complete financial assistance.
The institute was announced as a Deemed University on April 5, 1988, by the Indian Government. Recently the university is led by Professor Ngawang Samten. The institute plans to achieve exceptional and great success in Tibetology, Buddhology, and Himalayan Studies.
The institute was officially declared as a university on January 14, 2009. The ceremony was inaugurated by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama. As a result, the institute is now called the Central University of Higher Tibetan Studies.
Goals of the Institute
The institute was founded to provide quality education to the youth of Tibet and Himalayan border students.
In addition, the institute aims to teach Sanskrit, Hindi, and other modern Indian languages to the young generation.
Faculty of Shabda Vidya
Faculty of Shilpa Vidya
Faculty of Hetu and Adhyatma Vidya
Faculty of Sowa Rigpa and Bhot Jyotish Vidya
Faculty of Adhunika Vidya
Department of Mool Shastra
Department of Sanskrit
Department of Sampradaya Shastra
Department of Bon Sampradaya Shastra
Department of Tibetan Traditional Painting
Department of Bhot Jyotish Vidya
Department of Tibetan Traditional Woodcraft
Department of Classical and Modern Languages
Department of Social Sciences
Department of Sowa Rigpa
Department of Tibetan Languages and Literature
PUC 1 (Baudh Dharshan)
PUC 3 (Tibetan Astrology)
PUC (Tibetan Medicine)
PUC (Tibetan Fine Arts)
UG (Tibetan Fine Arts) Shastri
UG (Baudh Darshan) Shastri
UG (Tibetan Jyotish) Shastri
PG (Tibetan Jyotish) Acharya
PG(Tibetan Fine Arts) Acharya
PG4 (Baudh Dharshan) Acharya
B.Ed. (Shiksha Shastri)
Purva Madyama (2 years course)
Uttara Madhyama (2 years course)
Optional Subjects for Students
Sanskrit ‘Kha Varg’
Mode of Selection
The students are selected in the institute based on the entrance exam score. Following are the three types of entrance exams:
English Entrance Exam
Hindi Entrance Exam
Tibetan Entrance Exam
Guest House facility
Health Centers facility
Conference Room facility