Lumbini Buddhist University (LBU)

Lumbini Buddhist University (LBU) from the sacred birth place of Lord Gautam Buddha, Lumbini, the fountain of World Peace, is an autonomous and public institution of higher learning committed with the mission to educate the People of Nepal and enrich the global learning community through the application of core Buddhist values and promote the World Peace from Nepal.

HISTORY OF THE LUMBINI BUDDHIST UNIVERSITY

The first World Buddhist Summit held in Lumbini from 30th November to 2nd December,1998 organized by Lumbini Development Trust, proposed to establish an International Buddhist University in Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, to impart standard education on Buddhist Philosophy, Literature and Culture, etc.

Subsequently the Lumbini Declaration, issued on the concluding day of the Summit, requested the Nepal Government to take immediate action in this direction. Accordingly, Lumbini Development Trust constituted a seven-member Preparatory Committee with Prof. Dr. Tulasi Ram Vaidya as convener and Ven. Sudarshan Mahasthavir, Ven. Ngawang Hoser Lama, Rev. Pt. Badri Ratna Bajracharya, Prof. Mohan Prasad Lohani, Prof. Tri Ratna Manandhar and Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya as members.

The Proposal of establishing Lumbini International Buddhist University was thoroughly discussed in various meetings at different stages to justify the need for establishment of Lumbini International Buddhist University. Eventually a meeting presided over by Hon.

Deepa Kumar Upadhyaya, the then Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation formed “Proposed Lumbini International Buddhist University Main Preparatory Committee 2061″ on 3rd Kartik 2061 B.S. with Hon.Bharat Shah, the Member of Parliament as Convener and Prof. Dr. Naresh Man Bajracharya, Expert on subject matter and the then Head of Central Department of Buddhist Studies, Tribhuvan University as Member-Secretary.

Finally, on 14th Marga 2061 B.S. Lumbini Buddhist University was formally established with the promulgation of an Ordinance which was declared on 16th Marga 2061 B.S. at the 2nd World Buddhist Summit held in Lumbini.

Subsequently the Main Preparatory Committee meeting held on 23rd Marga 2061 B.S. took six important decisions including renaming of committee as “Lumbini Buddhist University Main Preparatory Committee 2061″ Later in 2062 B.S., the Parliament approved the Ordinance with modifications as Lumbini Bauddha Vishwavidyalaya Ain 2063 (Lumbini Buddhist University Act 2063).

Affiliated colleges

  • Lumbini Academic College of Buddhism and Himalayan Studies
  • Lotus Academic College
  • Sugat Bouddha Mahawidhyaalaya
  • Buddha Multiple Campus
  • Lumbini International Academy of Science and Technology
  • Sowa Rigpa International College
  • Jiri Buddhist College
  • Theravada Buddhist Academy

Organisation

  • Chancellor: Prime Minister of Nepal (Khadga Prasad Oli)
  • Pro-Chancellor: Minister of Education (Giriraj Mani Pokhrel)
  • Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Hridaya Ratna Bajrachary
  • Registrar: Mr. Tilak Ram Achary
  • Dean: Dr. Manik Ratna Shakya

Courses

  1. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Law (BALLB)
  2. PHD IN BUDDHIST STUDIES
  3. PGD IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND BUDDHIST ARCHAEOLOGICAL
  4. PGD in Library, Information Science and Buddhist Archival Management
  5. PGD in Yogic Science and Buddhism
  6. PGD in Traditional Nepalese Art
  7. MA in Theravada Buddhism
  8. MA in Mahāyāna Buddhism
  9. MA IN APPLIED BUDDHISM
  10. MA IN BUDDHISM AND HIMALAYAN STUDIES
  11. MA in Buddhism and Peace Studies
  12. MA in Museology and Buddhist Collections
  13. M SC. IN DISASTER RISK ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
  14. M SC. IN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
  15. BA IN BUDDHIST STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
  16. BACHELOR IN SOWA RIGPA MEDICINE (TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDICINE)
  17. Bachelor in Travel and Tourism Management with honour in Buddhism