I would like to welcome you to Lumbini Buddhist University.
Lumbini Buddhist University is, uniquely, committed to disseminate, teach and research philosophy, education, culture, history of Buddhism. At the same time, based on a learner-centric, interdisciplinary approach, the University offers in its constituent and affiliated campuses/colleges diverse academic programs ranging from Law through Travel and Tourism Management to Engineering, Archaeology, and Agroforestry. It offers programs incorporating courses on core and applied Buddhism and other disciplines in Bachelor, Master, and Doctor of Philosophy levels. Currently, 1200 learners are actively engaged in about thirty various programs in the Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Development Studies and Applied Sciences. The University, instead of focusing on transmitting and memorizing information, offers its learners an opportunity to develop transferable and practical skills, problem-solving and critical thinking, and 21st-century skills with a collaborative learning process. Considering the changing pedagogy of the COVID -19 Pandemic situations, the University is moving forward from “lecture-only mode of teaching” to multimodal, blended (a combination of virtual and face-to-face) engaging learners in their in-class and out-class activities so that learners, rather than just being passive listeners, will be engaged as active and independent agents in the process of constructing knowledge, skills, and competencies.
Finally, I would like to express my words of gratitude to all teaching and administrative staff, students, researchers, students’ guardians, government officials, political leaders, and local people for supporting and encouraging us during the formative years of the University with your patience, kindness, and empathy. I am looking forward to collaborating with you in the days to come.
Thanking You all!
Dr. Tilak Ram Acharya
Dr. Tilak Ram Acharya, the Registrar of Lumbini Buddhist University, is a founder teacher who has worked as assistant campus chief at the University. Lumbini Buddhist University has launched Buddhist Studies for the first time in Nepal with the utmost efforts of Dr. Acharya.
Dr. Acharya has played a catalytic role in promoting Buddhist philosophy, literature and academic development across the globe. His expertise prevails on good management of the University’s administration, too. More significantly, he has been working painstakingly to develop the University as an international research center for Buddhist Studies. He seized a phenomenal opportunity of pursuing Buddhist philosophy, Buddha’s teachings, and prospects of Lumbini as an international hub for Buddhist education while he had been active in Nepalese journalism for two decades. He was greatly influenced by the teachings of Gautam Buddha which showed him a pathway to earn a post-graduate diploma and master’s degree in Buddhist Studies. He has attained the highest level of degree of PhD in Buddhist Approach to Welfare State.