Academic Programs

Academic Programs

Master in Agroforestry (MAF)

Master in Agro-Forestry (MAF) Program Goal: Development of economically viable Tapovana (meditation grove) in line with Buddhist philosophy and the universal goals of sustainable development  Program Objective: Equip learners with knowledge, skill and attitude for independently conceptualizing, planning, implementing and evaluating agroforestry programs/projects based on Buddhist philosophy and applied sciences through innovative ideas for…

Master in Development Studies (MDS)

Master in Development Studies (MDS) Program Goal: Sustainable development in line with Buddhist concepts of Sheela sampanna sangha and shared prosperity with maitri (amity), karuna (compassion) and mudita (joy)  Program Objective: Equip learners with knowledge, skill and attitude for independently conceptualizing, planning, implementing and evaluating sustainable development programs/projects based on Buddhist philosophy and applied sciences through innovative ideas for bringing…

Master in Environmental Studies (MES)

Master in Environmental Studies (MES) Program Goal: Conservation of natural environment suitable for Buddha’s life and teachings and welfare of the people  Program Objective: Equip learners with knowledge, skill and attitude for independently conceptualizing, planning, implementing and evaluating environmental programs/projects based on Buddhist philosophy and applied sciences through innovative ideas for bringing…

Modalities

Learner-centered modalities offering modular approaches, independent studies, experiential learning, practical applications, research and others

Conceptual clarity by empowering learners in online/physical sessions facilitated by experienced faculties using Buddhist pedagogy such as open-air sessions

Practical/Applications giving exposures to learners for real-life applications of theories/concepts

Experiential learning opportunities for individual efforts under faculty’s supervision, as follows:

  • Monastic Experience (acquainted with Buddhist lifestyle)
  • Field Experience (exposure on projects/programs)
  • Outreach Program (serving the community)

Research knowledge, skill and attitude by testing ideas/tools in diverse fields for assignments, term-papers and thesis

Evaluation

Continuous evaluation of learners’ progress as tailored by faculties covering attendance, assignments, term papers and examinations

Course coverage 

In general, courses have been designed to cover 40% on concepts & theories pertinent to the subject matter, and 30% each on Nepal specific and regional/global contexts.

Admissions 

The minimum qualifications of learners for admissions will be as follows:

  • CGPA 2.5 or 50% aggregate in the four year undergraduate programs of any stream
  • CGPA 2.5 or 50% aggregate in the three year undergraduate programs of any stream, and 2 years of work experience in the relevant fields