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Masters in Mahāyāna Buddhism (MMB)

Masters in Mahāyāna Buddhism is a 60-credit hour degree program divisible into four semesters. It features the combination of both theoretical and practical instructions. This syllabus meets the requirements of the studies on Mahāyāna Buddhism based on the semester model by concentrating on the Mahāyāna (both Sūtra and Shastra including Tantra) Buddhist philosophy and Traditional Mahāyāna  Buddhism of Nepal Mandala. It also includes Buddhist history, Buddhist Arts, Iconography, Epigraphy, Architecture, Archaeology etc. It lays a special emphasis on in-depth study on Buddhist Literature and Sanskrit Buddhist Literature. Furthermore, it also includes the subjects like world religion and its philosophy, Buddhism in East Asia, Buddhist Tourism in Nepal etc. For the study of Buddhist Sanskrit literature, it features the study of Sanskrit language. It enhances student’s serious understanding and study on those subjects and offers skills, knowledge, and competency in academic research and practical assimilation and prepare them for further studies in Ph.D.

Admission to Master in Mahāyāna Buddhism is open to all students from any discipline having passed Bachelor Degree Program or equivalent from any recognized universities.

First Year | First Semester
 S.N. Course Code Course Title Teaching Hours
1 511 History of Mahāyāna Buddhism 48
2 512 Mahāyāna Buddhist Philosophy and Practice I 48
3 513 Sanskrit Buddhist Literature I 48
4 514 Mahāyāna Philosophy in Buddhist art 48
5 515 Traditional Mahayana Buddhism of Nepalmandala I 48
First Year | Second Semester
 S.N. Course Code Course Title Teaching Hours
1 521 Mahāyāna Buddhist Philosophy and Practice II 48
2 522 Sanskrit Buddhist Literature II 48
3 523 Buddhist Archaeology, Architecture and Script 48
4 524 Traditional Mahāyāna Buddhism of Nepalmandala II 48
5 525 Sanskrit Language 48
Second Year | Third Semester
 S.N. Course Code Course Title Teaching Hours
1 531 Sanskrit Buddhist Literature III 48
2 532 Buddhism of Northern and Western Nepal 48
3 533 I Buddhism in East Asia (China, Japan and Korea) 48
4 534 World Religion and philosophy 48
5 535 Mahāyāna Concept of Buddhist Ethics 48
Second Year | Fourth Semester
 S.N. Course Code Course Title Teaching Hours
1 541 Sanskrit Buddhist Literature IV 48
2 542 Buddhist Astrology 48
3 543 Research Methodology in Buddhist Studies 48
4 545 Thesis Writing 48

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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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