International Relations

The Institute has exchange/collaboration programs with a number of Universities and academic Institutions in India and abroad. The programs focus mainly on the following objectives and areas of study:


  • Exchange of students
  • Exchange of faculties and research scholars
  • Exchange of publications
  • Joint research
  • Joint training programs/workshops/conferences/seminars
  • Cataloguing, Digitization and Publication of rare Sanskrit and Tibetan manuscripts

Areas of study:

  • Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and spirituality
  • Tibetan language and literature
  • Tibetan and Buddhist history
  • Sowa-Rigpa (Tibetan medical system)
  • Bhot Jyotish (Tibetan astronomy)
  • Tibetan traditional fine arts (Thangka painting and woodcraft)

The Universities, Colleges and other academic Institutions with which the Institute has a collaboration and exchange programme are:

  1. Five College Consortium, Western Massachusetts, MA USA: The five colleges are Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and UMass Amherst.
  2. The Orient Foundation for Art and Cutlture, NGO, England: Since 1983, this Foundation has been working in partnership with leading Tibetan lineage holders, scholars, physicians, writers, artists and musicians to concerve and strengthen Tibet’s endangered cultural heritage.
  3. University of Tasmania, Austria: School of Philosophy
  4. Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies (IMBT) of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryat, Russian Federation.
  5. International Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (IIHTS-Tibet Center), Huttenberg, Austria.
  6. University of Pune, Pune.
  7. Emory University, Atlanta, USA
  8. Wonkwang Digital University, Iksan City, Republic of Korea.
  9. Indira Gandhi Natioinal Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi.
  10. Lab Sum Buddhist College Association of the Republic of China, Taiwan.
  11. Patna Museum, Patna, Bihar.