Centre for Buddhist Studies created in September 2009 as a 'Stand Alone Centre' is an expression and exemplification of the university's magnanimous vision that appreciates, recognises and affirms the specific requirements, interdisciplinary character and highly technical and specialized nature of the subject that demands greater attention, care and autonomy for its growth. The university has therefore constituted an Advisory Board of Buddhist Studies with Professor Namwar Singh, Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha, Professor Bhikshu Satyapal, Head, Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, Professor Baidyanath Labh, Head, Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Jammu, Professor Bimalendra Kumar, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Banares Hindu University, Professor Asha Mukherjee, Department of Philosophy & Religion, Vishwa Bharati as external members; and Dean, School of Social Sciences, Dean, School of Management Studies and Dean School of Humanities of University of Hyderabad as internal members to give a concrete shape to the vision of the Centre.
In view of the broad frame-work of its vision and raison d'etre, the centre is the first of its kind not only in South India but in the entire country for its objectives to conform to all international standards in Buddhist researches and teachings by way of internationally acceptable academic parameters with due focus on Original Buddhism based on primary sources particularly in Pali.
The Centre offers Ph.D. program.
Coordinator: Dr. K. S. Prasad
Phone No. 040-23133508