Established 2004
Chancellor Prime Minister of Nepal
Vice-chancellor Prof. Madhav Prasad Sharma
Registrar Mr. Kedar Shakya
Location Lumbini Buddhist University, Central Office, Siddharthanagar, Municipality-8, Rupandehi, Lumbani Zone
Contact Tel: +977-1-4246032


About Lumbini Bauddha University

The first World Buddhist Summit held in Lumbini from 30th November to 2nd December, 1998 proposed to establish a Buddhist university in Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, to impart standard education on Buddhist Philosophy, Literature and Culture , and the Lumbini Declaration, issued at the conclusion of the Summit, requested the Nepal government to take immediate action in this direction. Accordingly, the Lumbini Development Trust constituted a seven-member Preparatory Committee with Prof. Tulasi Ram Vaidya as convener and Ven. Sudarshan Mahasthavir, Ngawang Hoser Lama, Pt. Badri Ratna Bajracharya, Prof. Mohan Prasad Lohani, Prof. Tri Ratna Manandhar and Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya as members. Finally, on 14th Marga 2061 B.S (29th November 2004), Lumbini Buddhist University was formally established with the promulgation of an Ordinance. Later in 2006, the Parliament approved the Ordinance with modifications as Lumbini Buddhist University Act (Lumbini Bauddha Vishwavidyalaya Ain 2063).


  • To propagate the teachings of Gautam Buddha for the promotion of peace, brotherhood, amity and understanding in the world;
  • To impart education relating to Buddhist religion, philosophy, literature and culture;
  • To develop LBU as a Centre for intellectual interaction among the Buddhist scholars of the world for the welfare of humanity at large;
  • To enter into educational and cultural & agreements with local and international organizations for the promotion of Buddhist learning;
  • To exhibit the tangible and intangible cultural heritage relating to Buddhism;
  • To conduct research on various aspects of Buddhist studies, including Buddhology and Buddhist cosmogony;
  • To explore the ways and means of developing; LBU as the Fountain of World Peace and the Centre for inculcating the Buddha way of life.
  • To explore and conduct excavation in the potential excavation sites related to mortal Buddhas
  • To produce manpower for academic pursuits on Buddhism at different levels for advancement of Buddhist learning;
  • To work as an academy or cultural centre for conservation of primary source materials on Buddhology or Buddhist archives;
  • To facilitate Buddhist laities with the help of Acharyas,Bhikshus and Bhikshunis (monks and nuns) for Buddhist rites and rituals relating to different traditions;
  • To promote Buddhist culture by conducting short term and long term training programme;
  • To lay down skill standards of Buddhist learning for accreditation, standardization and certification of different levels of Buddhist education and training offered by national and international organizations
  • To provide honorary titles to the scholars who have made substantial contribution to the development of Buddhism.

Programmes Offered:

  • Bachelors in Buddhist Philosophy
  • Masters in Applied Buddhism
  • Masters in Buddhism and Himalayan Studies
  • Masters in Buddhism and Peace Studies
  • Masters in Buddhist Philosophy