Central University of Tibetan Studies (Deemed to be University) (CIHTS) 

IAU Member


top General Information




Province:Uttar Pradesh

Post Code:221 007

Tel.:+91(542) 258-5148

Fax:+91(542) 258-5150


Institution Funding



Founded 1967 as envisioned by H.H. the Dalai Lama in consultation with Pandit Jawarhalal Nehru for the preservation and promotion of Tibetan Culture and Buddhist Studies. Fully funded by the Central Government of India through the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. Declared as 'Deemed University' 1988. Acquired present title 2009. Formerly known as the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS).

Academic Year

July to May (July-December; January-May)

Admission Requirements

Standard IX with Tibetan Language or knowledge of Tibetan Language, plus minimum 35% marks in qualifying entrance examination



Accrediting Agency

University Grants Commission (UGC)

Religious Affiliation


Student Body


top Officers

Head : Geshe Ngawang Samten

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

Senior Administrative Officer : R.K. Upadhyay

Job title:Registrar

top Divisions

Faculty : Arts and Crafts

Fields of study:Fine Arts, Handicrafts

Faculty : Languages and Literature

Fields of study:English, Hindi, Literature, Sanskrit, Tibetan

Faculty : Logic and Spirituality

Fields of study:Asian Religious Studies, Logic

Faculty : Medical Sciences

Fields of study:Medicine, Traditional Eastern Medicine

Faculty : Modern Studies

Fields of study:Ancient Languages, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Economics, History, Political Sciences

Research Division : Dictionary

Research Division : Publication

Research Division : Rare Buddhist Texts

Research Division : Restoration

Research Division : Translation

top Degrees

Bachelor's Degree

Master's Degree

Master of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy

top Student Services and Facilities

Student Services

Academic Counselling

Careers Guidance

Cultural Activities

Facilities for Disabled People

Health Services

Nursery Care

Residential Facilities

Social Counselling

Sports Facilities

top Academic Periodicals


'Dhih' Research Journal

Biblioteca Indo-Tibetica Series

Miscellaneous Series

Prof. L.M. Joshi Commemorative Lecture Series

Rare Buddhist Text Series

Samyak Vak Series

The Dalai Lama Tibetico-Indological Series

Main Press

Publication Unit

Updated on 15-12-2017