Gautam Buddha University

Greater Noida, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Yamuna Express Way, Uttar PPradesh-201308 INDIA

Gautam Buddha University
Greater Noida, Yamuna Express Way,
Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh-201308 INDIA

Message from Vice Chancellor's Desk:
"The approach of our programmes is secular, egalitarian, and critical, relying on the Buddhist philosophy and its applicability in restoring supremacy of peace, co-existence, and development in totality. With emphasis on the rigorous training and education of our young aspirants, we ensure experiential, experimental and interdisciplinary learning and research in various fields of studies. Our meticulously designed curriculum and pedagogical training programmes stay focussed on imparting all necessary knowledge required and desired for creating humane and rational society."

"A globally acclaimed integrated academic and research institution that creates a vibrant community of intellectuals and entrepreneurs endowed with Character,Creativity,Competence and Commitment, who can inspire meaningful transformations to ensure holistic growth and development of the society."

The Mission of University is expressed though the following goals;
• To generate a community of scholars who can manage continuity and change.
• To seek and incorporate the best practices in teaching and learning from around the world.
• To inculcate in the learners due appreciation for ethical, ecological and economic issues of knowledge.
• To provide knowledge based scientific solutions to satisfy the need of society and industry.
• To ensure an academic environment that guarantees avenues for all historically excluded sections of the

About the University:
Gautam Buddha University, established by the Uttar Pradesh Act (9) of 2002, commenced its first academic session at its 511 acres lush green campus at Greater Noida in August 2008. The University is fully funded by the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) and the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA), the undertakings of the Government of Uttar Pradesh. The University envisions to become a world class centre for excellence in education with a special focus to serve the under privileged and economically challenged sections of the society. The campus and is modeled as a fully residential educational campus in line with the best institutions of higher learning across the globe. The uniqueness of its reputation is acknowledged through the format, content and pedagogy of its programmes and their relevance to the society. The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission under UGC Act and is a member of the Association of Indian Universities. In order to promote value-based education, research and training, the University has established eight schools of learning, which are:
• School of Management
• School of Vocational Studies & Applied Sciences
• School of Buddhist Studies & Civilization
• School of Information & Communication Technology
• School of Biotechnology
• School of Humanities & Social Sciences
• School of Law, Justice & Governance
• School of Engineering

School of Buddhist Studies and Civilization:
School of Buddhist Studies and Civilization is a consequential nucleus for the academic research and discourses leading to the promotion of peace and harmony guided by the Buddhist ethics and human values. The very quintessence of Buddhist ethics and their practices in our world are torn apart by conflict, hatred and violence and thus have lost its due recognition. Therefore the research and practices carried out at the School reinforce respect for the Buddhist tradition and appreciation for its benevolent values and profound spiritual emancipation. The research and other courses offered in the School intertwine together the diverse theories in Buddhism and their expressions in our life, mediating a meaningful inclusion of Buddhist values in our cultural, social and intellectual assumptions. It stands out as an effort to revitalize the Buddhist ethics and practices which find immense significance in the modern context. The University encourages comparative studies of Buddhism vis-à-vis other major religions and philosophies of the world with an attempt to understand how the various Buddhist movements across the world have helped the societies in their emergence, for instance the Dalit Buddhist Movement in India. It also facilitates researches aimed at finding ways of resolving national and international conflicts and disputes through the implementation of Buddhist principles and values.

With a rich and magnificent literate collection in our library, a marvelous meditation centre, and a conducive and tranquil lush green campus, the School promises a very productive academic engagement and practice of Buddhist techniques of Vipassana meditation under qualified supervision. In addition to the above, the School provides an ideal forum for cross-cultural, interfaith and international dialogues of scholars through conventions, symposia, seminars, conferences, lecture series, etc. The School of Buddhist Studies and Civilization promotes academic collaborations, joint research programmes and faculty and student exchange programmes with academic institutions of repute dedicated to Buddhist Studies in the world.

At present, the School offers the following Programmes:
The School aims at striving for the following:
• Post Graduates Programmes
M.A. in Buddhist Studies & Civilization
• Doctoral programme
Doctoral programme (Ph.D.) in various areas of Buddhist Studies & Civilization for regular students and working professionals.

In near future, the School is going to offer the following Programmes:
• M. Phil. programme
Master of Philosophy programme (M. Phil.) in various areas of Buddhist Studies & Civilization for regular students and working professionals.

About the Campus:
Gautam Buddha University has planned and is developing one of the finest campuses that can rival the best in the world. The University campus is an architectural marvel and has in its master plan, which shall be completed by December 2011:
• A fully residential campus for all Faculty, Staff and Students with world class infrastructure and support facilities,
• Lush green campus spread over 511 acres with 30% green area in which 50,000 trees already planted,
• Total built up campus area 55 lacs sq.fts,
• Bodhisatva Dr. Bim Rao Ambedkar Library with total built up area 1.8 lacs sq.fts. with 2000 seating capacity for
library users at a time,
• In its fully functional state 5000 Students shall be receiving global exposure and training,
• Manywar Kanshi Ram Auditorium with 3000 seating capacity,
• An Administrative Building • Eight School Buildings • Mahatma Jyoti Ba Phule Vipassana Dhyaan Kendra,
• Eklavya Sports Complex with Indoor and Outdoor Stadium, Swimming Pool, and Gymnasium,
• Mahamaya Shanti Sarowar, a water body spread over 1lac sqft area,
• Panchsheel Avasiya Parisar for Faculty and Staff Members
• Separate Transit Hostel for 160 Married Research Scholars,
• Hostel with single occupancy for 5000 Post Graduate Students,
• Savitri Bai Phule Women’s Hostel • Rama Bai Ambedkar Women’s Hostel
• Shri Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Men’s Hostel, • Shri Narayan Guru Men’s Hostel
• Sant Ravi Das Men’s Hostel & Other Hostels are under construction,
• An International Convention Centre • An International Centre and Guest House • Well-furnished University Guest House,
• Shopping Centre and Utility Centres • Faculty and Staff Club, and • Many other support facilities.

All the Schools and the Centres are in synchrony with the essence of our predominant Buddhist Ethics and Practices in the modern context. All these centres of learning encompass modern fields of studies, high-end technological exposure and a meaningful dissemination of knowledge coupled with practicing wisdom.


Boddhisattava Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Library:
"Boddhisattava Dr. B. R.Ambedkar Library is the soul of academic and research activities of the Gautam Buddha University. The library is fully automated and functional with the RFID system in place. With a huge volumes of books and e-journals which cover the disciplines of Management, Computer Science, Information Technology, Biotechnology, Humanities & Social Sciences, and other related areas. The library is well equipped with modern facilities, spacious stack halls, 2000 seating capacity reading hall, reference sections, catalogue area, and multiple loaning counters. The library aims to “provide high quality services in support of the teaching and research objectives of the University communities”.

Corporate Relations Cell:
The Corporate Relations Cell (CRC) at GBU is the face of the University to the Corporate/Industry. It facilitates the process of close Industry University interactions and actively promotes new avenues in experiential learning. The CRC endeavors to bridge the gap between academia and corporate world. It engages leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, and policy makers to address students to facilitate practical learning. The Centre involves students strategically for various events, summer and final placements. Conscious of the linkage with industry, it facilitates a purposeful link between the budding technocrats and entrepreneurs and their prospective employers.

International Collaborations:
The University is in the process of formalizing tie ups and mutual accreditations with many universities in UK, France, Finland, Netherlands, Australia, Denmark and USA. To take the initiative of the University further, the government of Uttar Pradesh has introduced special scholarships for students of SC/ST and other economically challenged students across all classes of the society enabling 50% of them to meet their expenses for one semester study at a university abroad for their travel, stay and course fees. In this regard the University has signed MoUs with the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, the International Business Academy, Kolding Denmark, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and Sheffield Hallam University, UK. In the session 2009-10, students of MBA programme went to Denmark to attend Summer School Programme at the International Business Academy, Kolding, Denmark. In the session 2010-2011, students from MBA programmes and M.Tech. ICT programme went to Sheffield Hallam University, UK to attend one Semester Abroad Programme. The third batch of students is preparing for the semester abroad programme for the session 2011-12.

Central Computer Centre:
The Central Computer Centre (CCC) helps in initiating, controlling and regulating the IT support services at university level. The centre envisions executing activities to meet its objective, which are Development of State-of-art Data Centre, In-house hosting of different IT application & servers, Complete WI-FI coverage in the campus, Internet bandwidth 100 Mbps to each school & 1 GBPS at CCC, Development of higher end video conferencing system, 500 computers with high speed internet connectivity available 24x7 for students, Imparting training on latest IT Software & Technology to the Faculty members as well as staff of Gautam Buddha University, Providing consultancy to nearby industries.

Meditation Centre:
In addition to curricular inputs the university is creating facilities to guide and shape Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Dhyana Kendra, inspired by stupa architecture is a learning and retreat centre to give an experience of the power of peace and inner silence. The centre is looking forward to organize seminars, lectures and experiential workshops in meditation, positive values, stress free living and self management. It aims to help the residents at campus in recognizing their own inherent qualities and recollect their inner most potential. The meditation centre facilitates the experience of the inner self through silence.

International Convention Centre:
The international convention centre of the university, which shall be functional in the next academic session (2012-13), aspires to become a true global platform for intellectual exchanges. The centre is looking forward to host a number of programmes, activities, and engagements. An impeccable infrastructure keeps it ahead of the best available in the class.

Manywar Kanshi Ram Central Auditorium:
Apart from four auditoria in alternative sequence in the eight Schools of learning, the University will be completing the construction of a central auditorium at its campus with the capacity of 3000 seats at a time in the next academic session (2012-13). The state-of-the-art auditorium shall be equipped with all kind of advanced audio-video systems. The auditorium will be facilitating the academic as well as extracurricular activities at the University campus.

International Centre and Guest House:
The centrally air conditioned building has state of the art convention centre conference halls, committee rooms, more than 40 suits and a huge central hall. Adjacent to it, there is another International Guest House with 100 well furnished rooms to host scholars, academicians and other dignitaries. In addition to International Centre and Guest House, the University Guest House situated adjacent to the building houses 100 well furnished rooms with huge open area and a lush green lawn at the centre of the building.
Students’ Accommodation and hostel Facilities:
The University is a fully residential campus, which has separate hostel accommodations for boys and girls with 5000 single seated hostel rooms and complete wi-fi premises. There are two women’s hostels named after Savitri Bai Phule and Rama Bai Ambedkar and three men’s hostels named after Shree Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj, Shree Narayan Guru and Sant Ravi Das. These hostel complexes have state of the art facilities. To enable the students to spend quality time in the University each hostel is equipped with a common room, T.V. Room, Table Tennis Room , Reading Room , Internet Room , Indoor Games Room , Gymnasium , Badminton Courts and Basketball Court. Each room in the hostel is provided with an internet connection. In addition to this each hostel houses a medical room and a visiting room. All the hostels are supported by the solar system which helps in the supply of hot water in winters.

Panchsheel Awasiya Parisar:
Faculty & Staffs Residence Complexes: The University is a fully residential campus and provides accommodation facility to all faculty members and staffs working with the University. The university has provision for five types of quarters; type 2 & 3 for support staffs and type 4, 5, & 6 for faculty members and senior administrative officials of the University. All the houses are equipped with the facilities of power backup, hot & cold running water, intercom & internet services, fire alarm services, and block specific parks and garden.

Sports Activities:
The university promotes multi dimensional growth with emphasis on an integrated physical and intellectual training. The Eklavya Sports Complex spread over 40 acres with indoor and outdoor stadium equipped with state-of-the art sports facilities is getting ready in this academic session to shape health and sports aspirations of the students. The sports complex has an Olympic size swimming pool with an additional practice track and a world class gymnasium.

Cultural Activities:
“Culture is the widening of mind and spirits” well displayed by the students of Gautam Buddha University. The beauty of every culture is enhanced by the minds that practice it. GBU’s annual cultural event intends to add wings to intellect, imagery, and creativity of our students. It aims at dissolving the cultural demarcations and facilitating a new school of thought where every student thinks beyond boundaries but still grounded to his values. It also gives a platform to the budding managers and compels them to think out of the box.

Academic Staff: 

Teaching Faculties of School of Buddhist Studies and Civilization
Dr. Anand Singh, Associate Professor & Dean (I/C)
Dr. Arvind Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor
Dr. Priyasen Singh, Assistant Professor
Dr. Chandrashekhar Paswan, Assistant Professor
Dr. Gurmet Dorjey, Assistant Professor
Dr. Chintala Venkata Sivasai, Assistant Professor
Dr. Indu Girish, Assistant Professor
Dr. Priyadarsini Mitra, Assistant Professor
Dr. Gyanaditya Shakya, Assistant Professor
Dr. Mukesh Kumar Verma, Research/Faculty Associate


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Announcement of an International Conference

The School of Buddhist Studies and Civilization, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, is organizing a three days International Conference on “BUDDHISM: TRADITIONS, IDEOLOGIES AND DISSENT” from 7th to 9th September, 2017.
Buddhism since its origin has played a pivotal and cosmopolitan role to strengthen the ideas of brotherhood and friendship among the various communities of the world. The Buddha’s view on harmonious co-existence, friendly assimilations, and mutual endurance has paved the way for cosmopolitan co-existence in the early age. It was the Buddhist missionaries who have played a major and decisive role in integrating the various cultures of Indian Sub-continent, China and other parts of Central Asia and East Asia.
Buddhism stands for the democratically inculcated values. It supports freedom of speech and as a matter of fact, the teachings of the Buddha are practical guidelines to make the dhamma meaningful and applicable in daily life. Only one who lives with dhamma will experience its qualities. The method which the Buddha proposed for self-examination is a subject matter of observation and critical study. His own philosophy was described as
ehi-passika (dhamma come and seen) and paccatta veditabba (realised by oneself). It is considered as a means to help a person to steadily reach complete liberation (vimutti) from the edge of non-suffering. The Buddha-dhammas are like a raft which is left behind when one reaches the other, i.e., the Ultimate destination (Nibbāna) and is not carried along.
In any community where different people are living together, there is always a possibility of the existence of different ideas and opinions. In different time and space, saṃgha emerged as the most important citadel of Buddhism even. After the mahaparinibbana of the Buddha, the saṃgha emerged as the sole authority of Buddhism because the Buddha had not appointed anybody as his successor. The voices of dissension (saṃghabheda) were already at work within the saṃgha during and immediately after the Buddha. Such tendencies of saṃghabheda were removed and reformed from time to time by kings and monks. Aśoka issued his schism edicts of Sārnāth, Sāñchi and Kosambi in this regard.
However, when Buddhism percolated in different parts of the world, local socio-economic and material culture, geographical attributes, weather conditions and food habits also affected the fabrics of Buddhism. Due to such tendencies, Buddhism was localized and regionalized in different space and time in various parts of the world. Sometime, such tendencies were considered as a compulsion and on the other places these were considered as fissiparous that led to protests and dissents. Such protests and dissents have given births to different sects and different philosophies in various schools of Buddhism. The aim of the conference is to deliberate upon these process, adaptabilities, formations, adjustments and reactions within and outside Buddhism.

Main Theme:
Sub Themes:
1. Vajrayāna and Nāthapanthi Dialogue and Interactions
2. Assimilation and Dissent in Various Buddhist Sects
3. Philosophical Interactions
4. Buddhist Archaeological Landscapes
Scholars, Philosophers, Monks, and budding researchers who are working and acquainted in Buddhism and Buddhist Studies are required to send the Abstract (not more than 300 words) of their research paper with their willingness to attend the Conference latest by 30th June 2017. The complete paper (not more than ten pages of A4 size paper) must reach us before 31st July 2017 after the announcement of Accepted Abstract on July 7, 2-017 for the pre-conference publication. For abstract and full papers, all are advised to use Times New Roman (Font) and Font Size for Body of the Paper shall be 12 and Heading and sub headings shall be 14.

All the distinguished scholars whose full papers shall be received on time and shall be accepted for presentation will be reimbursed with suitable travel cost, if got financial assistance from funding agencies and shall be provided with local hospitality. The Papers/Abstract can be sent by email or by post in hard copy form to any one of the following addresses.

For Further details kindly contact us on our conference email given as under:
Interested scholars may also contact us on below given contact person for any queries:
• Dr. Anand Singh
Dean & Associate Professor
School of Buddhist Studies & Civilization
Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida
Ph. +91-8826484844/+91-120-2344550
Email: &

• Dr. Arvind Kumar Singh
Head & Assistant Professor
School of Buddhist Studies & Civilization
Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida
Ph. +91-8130117721/+91-120-2346171
Email: &