A Path to the Enlightened Education.


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 Buddhist College chose the prime location of Patan, which is the center point of Lagenkhel and Patan Durbar Square. The location has been chosen to attract communities from Patan city, while the outsiders can easily commute to the college using various public transportations to Lagankhel. 

Mahāyāna  Buddhism, which is termed as ‘Great Vehicle’ in Buddhism, its philosophy was initially  focused on the students from the Newar Buddhist Community only. However, after the time span, many Non-Buddhists are found attracted towards the Mahāyāna  Buddhism to get formal education and Sugata Buddhist College is happy to accept them as students and spread Buddhism in wider range.  

In addition, the college instills in students moral values such as integrity, responsibility, empathy, collaboration and respect that are essential for students to be a good human being while nurturing their full potential, which are the main objective of Buddhism.

“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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