Creating a virtuous society having sustainable livelihood through environmentally friendly, economically vibrant, and ethically governed systems
Develop academic programs of higher education suitable for professional careers as administrators, entrepreneurs, mobilizers, planners, policy-makers, researchers or teachers in the fields of sustainable development, agroforestry & its allied subjects, and environmental management
Implementation of the academic programs based on the Buddhist philosophy as elaborated in the four noble truths pertinent to the sufferings such as existence, causes, ending and remedies, and the noble eight-folded path of righteousness on View, Thought, Speech, Conduct, Livelihood, Effort, Mindfulness and Concentration
Bhavatu Sabba Mangalam
Welcome to the School of Development Studies & Applied Sciences. As a part of the Lumbini Buddhist University, established in 2004 in response to the 1st World Buddhist Summit held in Lumbini in 1998, this School was created in 2019 to internalizing Buddha’s teachings for practical applications of contemporary applied sciences towards sustainable livelihood.
We are located at Devdaha, the Mawali (maternal home) of Siddhartha Gautam Buddha, approximately 50 kilometer east of Lumbini, Nepal. You will discover a tranquil environment of forests, streams and agricultural land inhabited by a friendly community.
We offer three master programs on agroforestry, development & environmental studies that have been designed within the framework of Buddhist concepts of Tapovana (meditation grove) and the notions of Ahimsa (non-violence). With these programs, we offer experiential learning opportunities such as monastic experience, internship and outreach services for the learners. We follow learner-centered pedagogical approaches such as indoor & open-air classes, open & distance learning, mindful-communications and so forth.
We encourage learners to be engaged in productive works of their choices through action research, entrepreneurships, cooperatives and extension in a community. We also encourage them to be proactive in networking and exchange programs for academic discourse.Mr. Ukesh Raj Bhuju
Dean, Faculty of Development Studies & Applied Sciences
Join the Faculty of Development Studies and Applied Sciences (FDSAS) at Lumbini Buddhist University in our mission to connect ancient wisdom with modern challenges. Discover programs that blend timeless values with cutting-edge knowledge and gain the skills to make a real impact. Be part of a community dedicated to creating positive change in society. Apply now to FDSAS and embark on a transformative journey of wisdom and compassion.