Lotus Academic College

    Lotus Academic College
    Established on: 2007

    Lotus Academic College is part of the Lotus Research Centre. The Lotus Academic College is situated in Khwayabahil, Lalitpur. A 10-month Post Graduate Diploma program in Buddhist studies is now available.

    The Institution Registration Act of Nepal allowed the Lotus Research Centre (LRC), a non-profit and non-governmental organization, to be registered that year. Its goal is to protect and advance Nepal Mandal's Buddhist culture (Kathmandu Valley). Since 2007, LRC has offered Buddhist Studies courses at the Post Graduate Diploma level through its Lotus Academic College for Buddhist Studies.

    LRC focuses mainly on the following objectives:

    Evaluation and research

    Since its establishment in 1988, LRC has finished studies and research on various topics connected to Buddhism and Nepal Mandala's cultural legacy.

    Publication and Translation

    Few people can read Sanskrit, the primary language of the ancient Buddhist texts that are still available. As a result, LRC has established a strategy of translating and disseminating Buddhist scriptures originally written in Sanskrit.

    Seminars and conferences

    Regarding Nepal Mandala's cultural legacy, LRC has held local and international conferences and seminars. Approximately 30 lectures on various facets of history have been held locally. Additionally, it has hosted four international conferences in which academics from various nations have taken part.

    The Information Center

    A key request made at the third international conference LRC hosted in 1999 was that LRC creates an information center that would offer locals and visitors the materials they need to learn about Nepal Mandala's rich cultural legacy. As a result, LRC has created a digital repository for information resources. The future objective of LRC will strive to establish itself as a significant information hub for cultural heritage in Nepal by compiling in-depth data on all facets of Nepal Mandala's legacy.

    Program for Preaching and Training

    The LRC has been holding training and preaching events based on studies. These programs are designed to grab young people's attention and inspire them to learn more about cultural heritage through study and research. LRC also offers Research Methodology training annually in various parts of the Kathmandu valley to teach the youth about the value and methods of analysis.

    Since 1989, on the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha, LRC has held essay competitions as a way to educate research methods on a variety of subjects about Buddha Dharma. Essay contests on the virtues of the Pancha Buddha, the Five pearls of Wisdom, and the perfections of Dana, Sila, Ksanti, Virya, Dhyana, Prajna, Maitri, Karuna, Mudita, Upeksha, Pratitya Samutpad, and Bodhicitta have been held in the past. The articles are published in the LRC journal, and the top ones get awards.

    Students gain from the skills of a committed group of academics, the school administration is active and creative, and the teachers are highly motivated. The faculties are generally substantial, and the students profit from the dedicated faculty.

    The institution is a dynamic and forward-thinking educational institution that works to provide its students with the best education possible while upholding high ideals and maintaining a disciplined environment. Additionally, the institution works to give its students a safe and secure environment. Every student at the school is held to high standards in terms of their classroom performance, involvement in extracurricular activities, and degree of personal responsibility.

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    Main Intakes

    The main intake is in Aug/Sep.

    Application Process

    Applicants can apply for admission by visiting the college or online.

    Documents/Qualifications required for Admission

    Academic Documents

    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th grade.

          For Masters, include the following:

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree 
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degrees 
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree 
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor Degree 
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor Degree 

    Qualification Requirements

    • MA: Any student may apply for admission to the LBU Master's Degree Program provided they have completed the Bachelor's Degree Program or its equivalent from a recognized university. Candidates who meet the requirements may apply to LBU by filling out a form at the Central Campus in Lumbini, at a linked campus, or online. Every year, applications for the program will be accepted. The candidate must take a written entrance exam and an interview to be considered for the program.


    Where is Lotus Academic College located?

    The college is situated in Khwayabahil, Lalitpur, Nepal.

    What programs are available at Lotus Academic College?

    The academic programs available are MA in Applied Buddhism & MA in Buddhist Studies affiliated with Lumbini Buddhist University.

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