Sugata Buddhist College (Sister Organization of Nepal Buddhist Council) was established in 2012 affiliated to Lumbini Buddhist University. The college has been conducting Masters in Arts in Mahāyāna  Buddhism. Since its establishment, the college has produced more than 150 scholars in Mahāyāna  Buddhism. It is situated at Rajshree Mahabihara, Tangal, Patan (near Mangal Bazar) in Lalitpur district of Nepal. The Mahabiharas (Bahils), constructed during Malla periods and Lichhavi periods in various places of the Newar community were aimed for the schooling during those periods. Following the objective of Mahabiharas, Sugata …

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  • Our Mission
  • Our Vision
  • Our Objectives

Sugata Buddhist College with the objectives to benefit society and to foster talent to bring reform in Nepalese society by disseminating Buddhist Knowledge in true perspective.

Our vision is to spread out Mahayana Buddhism while understanding and cooperating with various other yana: of Buddhism and other religions and cultural values in the society. Sugata Buddhist College has been formed to give students the actual philosophy as per Mahayana Buddhism.

  • Introducing the method and sill in mature academic research.
  • Developing the ability to undertake independent research project in the field of Buddhism and its religion.
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The only Academic Institute for the higher degree education in Mahayana Buddhism in Nepal


A Path to the Enlightened Education

Message from the Founder / Chairman

Nepal, as the birthland of Lord Buddha, holds a special significance for foreign visitors. They feel a sense of reverence when they arrive here and hope to deepen their understanding of Buddhism, including the unique practice of Newar Buddhism in Nepal. In 1997, when the Nepal Buddhist Council was established, there were no suitable educational institutions in this Buddhist land to teach Buddhism. In contrast, many other countries around the world, such as Japan, China, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, and others, have numerous schools, colleges, and universities dedicated to spreading Buddhist knowledge in various ways. It’s ironic that while countries …

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“When educating the MINDS of our youth, we must not forget to educate their HEARTS” ~ Dalai Lama

Why Sugata Buddhist College?

  • Sugata is an academic institute with a decade of experience in delivering a high-quality education in the sector. This college is specialization in Mahayana Buddhism is the only institute in Nepal for the sector.
  • The college is operating in Rajshree Mahabihar in Tangal, Patan. The Mahabihar were been build by Malla Period for the buddhist studies and following the same concept, the college has been using the premise of Rajshree Mahabihar.

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Student Testimonial

News / Events

Distinguished Buddhist Researcher, Prof. Dr. Ashok Piyadarshi, Visits Our College!

Our college had the privilege of hosting an esteemed guest, Prof. Dr. Ashok Piyadarshi, all …

Guest Lecture by Prof. Dr. Bajra Raj Shakya

On June 16, Prof Dr Bajra Raj Shakya delivered a captivating guest lecture on the …