Central University of Tibetan Studies

Central University of Tibetan Studies
The Central University of Tibetan Studies (CUTS) at Sarnath is believed to be the only one of its kind in the entire country. The university was established in 1967 as a result of the wishes and discussions of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The motivation for the university was guided by a desire to educate young Tibetan scholars as well as those from the Himalayan border regions of India, who shared religious, cultural and linguistic features similar to that of Tibet. Originally called Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS), it began functioning as a constituent wing of the Sampurnananda Sanskrit University, and eventually emerged as an autonomous body in 1977 under the Department of Culture, Ministry of Education, Government of India. The institute is headed by Lobsang Norbu Shastri and he and his faculty members strive to achieve excellence in the fields of ‘Tibetology’ and ‘Buddhology’. The university attracts students from many regions of the Himalayan region from places such as Kinnaur, Lahaul, Spiti, Ladakh, Monpas and even Arunachal Pradesh and Nepal. The university also offers courses in Tibetan medicine known as Sowa Rigpa, Astrology and Fine Arts.
WALKS

Sarnath - A Quest Within - Buddham Sharnam Gacchami

3 km, 01 Hour 08 Minutes

18 places

Introduction

सारनाथ - बुद्धम शरणम् गच्छामि

3 km, 01 Hour 18 Minutes

18 places

Introduction

बनारस - घाट घाट के ठाठ

3 km, 01 Hour 20 Minutes

32 places

Introduction

Banaras Ghats – Steps to Eternity

3 km, 01 Hour 16 Minutes

32 places

Introduction

Banaras - Gully to Ganges

3 km, 01 Hour 20 Minutes

20 places

Introduction

बनारस - गलियों से घाट तक

3 km, 01 Hour 20 Minutes

20 places

Introduction

サルナート - クエスト内

3 km, 01 Hour 13 Minutes

18 places

Introduction

Сарнат - Задание внутри

3 km, 01 Hour 07 Minutes

18 places

Introduction

Sarnath - Eine innere Aufgabe

3 km, 01 Hour 03 Minutes

18 places

Introduction

Sarnath - Une quête à l'intérieur

3 km, 01 Hour 02 Minutes

18 places

Introduction

سارناث - السعي ضمن

3 km, 01 Hour 12 Minutes

18 places

Introduction

Sarnath - Una búsqueda dentro

3 km, 01 Hour 06 Minutes

18 places

Introduction

鹿野苑 - 探索之内

3 km, 01 Hour 09 Minutes

18 places

Introduction

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Timeless Banaras

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