Lumbini Buddhist University

Lumbini Buddhist University is a tertiary educational institution in Lumbini, Nepal, the birthplace of the lord Buddha. The idea for the university was conceived at the First World Buddhist Summit held in Lumbini in 1998, and it was officially formed in June 17, 2004. The Lumbini Buddhist University Act promulgated on November 10, 2006[3] confirmed its legal status as well as setting out that the university would receive financial assistance from the government of Nepal.[4]

Lumbini Buddhist University
लुम्बिनी बौद्ध विश्वविद्यालय
Central office of Lumbini Buddhist University
EstablishedJune 17,2004
ChancellorPrime Minister of Nepal
Vice-ChancellorProf. Dr. Hridaya Ratna Bajracharya[1]
DeanDr. Manik Ratna Shakya [2]
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Province no 5
CampusCentral College

It will offer a four years course for a Bachelor in Buddhism, as well as MA and PhD courses.[5]

Affiliated colleges

  • Lumbini Academic College of Buddhism and Himalayan Studies
  • Lotus Academic College
  • Sugat Bouddha Mahawidhyaalaya
  • Buddha Multiple Campus
  • Lumbini International Academy of Science and Technology
  • Sowa Rigpa International College
  • Jiri Buddhist College
  • Theravada Buddhist Academy


  • Chancellor: Prime Minister of Nepal (Khadga Prasad Oli)
  • Pro-Chancellor: Minister of Education (Giriraj Mani Pokhrel)
  • Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Hridaya Ratna Bajracharya
  • Registrar: Mr. Tilak Ram Acharya
  • Dean: Dr. Manik Ratna Shakya


  3. ""MINISTRY OF EDUCATION: A glimpse 2010"" (PDF). p. 83. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  4. "Upgrading aviation infrastructure". 11 September 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  5. "Lumbini Bauddha University : Homepage". Retrieved 29 May 2015.

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