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:
- Five College Consortium, Western Massachusetts, MA USA: The five colleges are Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and UMass Amherst.
- 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.
- University of Tasmania, Austria: School of Philosophy
- 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.
- International Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (IIHTS-Tibet Center), Huttenberg, Austria.
- University of Pune, Pune.
- Emory University, Atlanta, USA
- Wonkwang Digital University, Iksan City, Republic of Korea.
- Indira Gandhi Natioinal Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi.
- Lab Sum Buddhist College Association of the Republic of China, Taiwan.
- Patna Museum, Patna, Bihar.