Governing Bodies

Lumbini Buddhist University is governed by four main bodies. The University Senate, the highest authority on policies, budgets, and regulations, is chaired by the incumbent Prime Minister. In the absence of the Prime Minister, the Minister of Education takes over, and in their absence, the Vice-Chancellor presides.

The Academic Council is an academic body chaired by the Vice Chancellor. It consists of heads of major academic bodies, educationists, experts, and teachers appointed by the Chancellor. This council is responsible for formulating policies and practices on curricula, teaching, examination, and academic programs.

The Executive Council, also chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, is responsible for executing decisions made by the University Senate. It comprises seven members including the Vice-Chancellor, a Dean, a Campus Chief who are members of the Senate, three other members from the Senate including a teacher, and the Registrar who serves as the ex-officio member secretary.

Lastly, the Recruitment Committee oversees the selection of both teaching and non-teaching staff. They examine each candidate’s qualifications before nominating them. In collaboration with the Executive Council, they recommend candidates for approval, assign ranks to new teachers and staff, and authorize promotions based on academic and work experience as well as evaluation records.

University Senate

University Senate: It is the supreme decision-making body on policies, budgets, and rules and regulations. The incumbent Honorable Prime Minister is the ex-officio chairperson of the Senate. The honorable Minister of Education chairs the Senate Meeting in the absence of the Premier, and the Vice-Chancellor chairs it in the absence of the Minister of Education. The Senate is composed of representatives from Buddhist activists, industrialists, farmers, social workers, academicians, donors, the Ministry of Education, the University Grants Commission, and representatives of other universities. The Vice-Chancellor, the Deans, four Campus Chiefs, and three university teachers nominated by the Chancellor are also members of the Senate. The Registrar is the member secretary of the Senate.

University Senate Consists of the following Members:

S. No. Name Portfolio Remarks
1 Mr. Puspa Kamal Dahal Chancellor Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister
2 Mrs. Sumana Shrestha Pro-Chancellor Hon’ble Minister of Education, Science, and Technology
3 Prof. Dr. Subarna Lal Bajracharya Member Vice-Chancellor, Lumbini Buddhist University
4 Dr.Ramesh Chandra Poudel Member Member, National Planning Commission
5 Member Vice-Chancellor, Tribhuvan University
6 Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa Member Vice-Chancellor, Kathmandu University
7 Prof. Dr. Devraj Adhikari Member Chairperson, University Grants Commission
8 Mr. Suresh Adhikari Member Secretary, Ministry of Education
9 Dr. Krishna Hari Pushkar Member Secretary, Ministry of Finance
10 Dr. Dipak Kafle Member Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation
11 Mrs. Radhika Aryal Member Secretary, Province 5
12 Dr. Lhakyal Lama Member Vice-president, Lumbini Development Trust
13 Dr. Manik Ratna Shakya Member Dean, Faculty of Buddhist Studies
14  Dr. Hari Sharan Chakhun Member Dean, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciencs
15  – Member Dean, School of Development Studies and Applied Sciences
16 Dr. Nir Bahadur Gurung Member Campus Chief, Central College, L. B. U.
17 Dr. Ramesh Dhungel Member Campus Chief, Himalayan College
18 Mr. Fanindra Kumar Neupane Member Lecturer, Central College L. B. U
19 Dr. Sharada Poudel Member Lecturer Association, LBU
20 Mr. Gunakhar Gaire Member Chairman, District Coordination Committee
21 Mrs. Swasti Rajbhandari Kayasti Member Female Representative, Province 1
22 Mr. Dhruva Kumar Limbu Member Male Representative, Province 1
23 Mrs. Binamaya Pakhrin Waiba Member Female Representative, Madesh Province
24 Mr. Shyam Sundar Chaudhari Member Male Representative, Madesh Province
25 Dr. Prasannawati Member Female Representative, Bagmati Pradesh
26 Dr. Bajramuni Bajracharya Member Male Representative, Bagmati Pradesh
27 Mrs. Tulsidevi Purja Member Female Representative, Gandaki Pradesh
28 Mr. Kapil Lama Member Male Representative, Gandaki Pradesh
29 Mrs. Kumari Laxmi Sharma Member Female Representative, Lumbini Pradesh
30 Mr. Awadhesh Kumar Tripathi Member Male Representative, Lumbini Pradesh
31 Mrs. Pushpa Lama Tamang Member Female Representative, Karnali Pradesh
32 Mr. Chhiring Dumdul Lama Member Male Representative, Karnali Pradesh
33 Prof. Dr. Bhusan Shrestha Member Female Representative, Far-western Pradesh
34 Dr. Kedarchandra Bhatta Member Male Representative, Far-western Pradesh
35 Member  
36 Mr. Sagarman Bajracharya Member Representatives form National And International Buddhist Institution
37 Mr. Kamal Bhandari Member  
38 Yanamti Guruma Member  
39 Dr. Premladhwaj Tulachan Member  
40 Mr. Prem Thapa Member  
41 Mrs. Sumati Bajracharya Member  
42 Mr. Karna Shakya Member Donor
43 Mr. Bijay Shrestha Member Donor
44 Dr. Pemba Thai Rumba Member  
45 Dr. Tilak Ram Acharya Members-Secretary Registrar, Lumbini Buddhist University

Academic Council

Academic Council: Chaired by the Vice Chancellor, Academic Council is an academic body of the university. The Council is comprised of the heads of the major academic bodies, such as the Registrar, Deans of different faculties, Chairmen of various subject committees, educationists, Controller of Examinations, Chief of Curriculum Development Center, experts and teachers appointed by the Chancellor on the recommendation of the Vice Chancellor. The Council formulates policies and practices on curricula, teaching, examination, and academic programs of the university.

S.No. Name Portfolio Remarks
1 Prof. Dr. Subarna Lal Bajracharya Chairman Vice-Chancellor, Lumbini Buddhist University
2 Dr. Tilak Ram Acharya Member Registrar, Lumbini Buddhist University
3  Mr. Indra Prasad Kafle Member Examination Controller
4 Dr. Manik Ratna Shakya Member Dean

Executive Council

Executive Council: Chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, the Council executes decisions taken by the University Senate. It is composed of seven members—the Vice-Chancellor, one person from among Deans, one person from among the Campus Chiefs who are members of the Senate, and three persons from among members of the Senate including one teacher, and the Registrar. The Registrar is the ex-officio member secretary of the Council


S.N Name Portfolio Remarks
1 Prof. Dr. Subarna Lal Bajracharya Chairman Vice-Chancellor, Lumbini Buddhist University
2 Dr. Manik Ratna Shakya Member Dean
3 Mr. Nir Bahadur Gurung Member One Campus Chief among Senate Members
4 Utpal Bajracharya Member A representative from Buddhist Art, Culture and literature Expertise
5 Dr. Sharada Poudel
Fanindra Kumar Neupane
Members Two Lecturers ( At least one women member)
6 Dr. Tilak Ram Acharya Member-Secretary Registrar, Lumbini Buddhist University

Recruitment Committee

The Recruitment Committee is responsible for determining the selection of teaching staff as well as non-teaching staff based on the examination of the qualification of each candidate presented for nomination. In consultation with the Executive Council and the recruitment, the committee recommends the candidates for approval, appoints, and recommends the rank to be assigned to new teachers and staff and authorizes their promotion and further advancement based on their academic and work experience and evaluation records.

Members Designation Name
Vice Chancellor Chairman Prof. Dr. Subarna Lal Bajracharya
A representative of the Buddhist Religion, Philosophy, Culture and
archaeology inside or outside the University
Related Dean Member  
Nominated Expert from Executive Committee Member Prof. Dr. Naresh Man Bajracharya
Registrar Member
Dr. Tilak Ram Acharya

Organizational Structure

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