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Vice Chancellor


Professor Lobsang Norbu Shastri


Vice Chancellor


Central University of Tibetan Studies


(Formerly known as Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies)


Sarnath, Varanasi – 221 007


Uttar Pradesh, INDIA


Tel: +542-2585242, Fax: +542-2585150


Email: vcoffice.cuts@gmail.com


Date of birth: 1st July, 1953


 

Lobsang Norbu Shastri (b. 1953) studied at the Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi. He began his academic career in the Research Department and eventually became Head of the Department of Translation. His research work included bringing out critical editions of Buddhist philosophical texts, authored by Indian masters, which are preserved in the Tibetan language, and translating them into Hindi and English languages as well as restoring lost original texts into Sanskrit.  


He has led various important programmes of the University as a Chief-Coordinator of the academic exchange programmes between the University (CUTS) and Five College Consortium of Western Maasachusetts, USA and University of Tasamania, Australia, and as a member of organizing committee of a number of International Conferences.


He has also been serving as Hindi Translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama on various important occasions, such as the Kalachakra teachings, since 1985. He has held visiting Professorship at Five College Consortium of Western Maasachusetts, USA, University of Tasamania, Australia, and Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist & Tibetan Studies, Russia, and has guided many research students from USA and Europe for their research works on Buddhist & Tibetan studies.


There are more than 12 books to his credit, as well as several articles presented in various international conferences and published in reputed journals. He has also been an active member of numerous social and academic organizations and institutions within and outside India.


For his outstanding work on Bodhipathpradipah and Chandoratnakara, he was awarded by the Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Academy, Government of Uttar Pradesh, in 1984 and 1990 respectively.


He is currently the Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi.



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Vice Chancellor's Secretariat
  • Shri Nand Kishore Singh
    Assistant Registrar
    Administration-II
  • Shri Sunil Kumar
    Private Secretary
  • Shri Tenzin Sidon
    Research Assistant(TA)
  • Shri Tenzin Kunsel Research Assistant/
    Personal Assistant
Office of the Vice Chancellor

Kamalashil Bhavan

 

Central University of Tibetan Studies Sarnath,

Varanasi – 221 007 Uttar Pradesh, INDIA

Tel: 0542-2585242, 2586337, 2581737 Fax: 0542-2585150

Email: vcoffice.cuts@gmail.com


Education
  • 1962-1968 Central School for Tibetans, Shimla, High School
  • 1968-1970 Central School for Tibetans, Mussoorie, Higher Secondary School
  • Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi
  • 1971-1977 Varanasiya Sampurnånada Sanskrit University Shastri equivalent (BA) IIIrd Position
  • 1978-1980 Varanasi Sampurnånada Sanskrit University Acharya equivalent (MA) IIIrd Position
  • 1981-1983 Rigorous Sanskrit Training Course, M.Phil
  • 1984 Ph.d equivalent research on Bodhipathapradipah of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana was published and released by Shri C.P.N. Singh, the then Governor of Uttar Pradesh.
Employment/Work India
  • 1984 Research Assistant in the Restoration Unit, Research Department
  • 1986 Assistant Editor in the Restoration Unit, Research Department
  • 1990 Editor of the Translation Unit, Research Department
  • 2014 Professor Translation Unit, Research Department
  • Director/Vice Chancellor 2015-
Exchange Program
  • 1995 Spring Semester first faculty to visit Five College Consortium of Western Massachusetts to teach at prestigious Amherst and Hampshire colleges
  • 2007 Spring Semester visiting faculty to visit Five College Consortium of Western Massachusetts to teach at prestigious Smith and Hampshire colleges • University of Massachusetts (Umass) • Amherst college • Hampshire college • Mt. Holyoke college • Smith college and • University of Tasmania, Australia
  • 2010 Taught 3 months at the Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, Ulan-ude, Republic of Buryatia, Russia and taught at Elista Gaden Theckchening Khurul for 20 days Republic of Kalmykia, Russia.
  • 2010 Taught at Elista Gaden Theckchening Khurul for 20 days, Republic of Kalmykia, Russia.
Publications: Books
  • Bodhipathapradipa, Second Edition
  • Chandoratnakara
  • Tarkabhasa
  • Unadi sutra with Durgasimha commentary
  • Devatisya stuti
  • A Tibetan commentary on Astangahridayam vol. I
  • Tamgyud Ser-gyi Thangma
  • Shatagatha of Acharya Vararuci
  • Nitishatakam of Bhartrihari
  • Charakasamhita Vol.I
  • Vajrasuchi
  • Water-Tree Treatises of Gun-thang Tenpai Dronme
  • Bodhipathapradipah revised Third edition
Talks
Gave talks at various Universities, Colleges and Institutions in United States, Europe, Mongolia, Russia, Thailand and India.
Articles
Contributed several articles in various journals, felicitation volumes, souvenir issues, special series etc.
Conference/Seminars
Participated several conferences, seminars, workshops etc of national and international level in India and abroad.
Award
  • 1984 Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Academy for Bodhipathpradipah
  • 1990 Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Academy for Chandoratnakara
Association With Other Institutions/ Organizations
  • Founder/Advisor Voluntary Community Social Service (VCSS), CUTS, Chairman, Purchasing of Tibetan Books, Shantaraksita Library, Publication Committee, Library Purchasing Committee, House Allocation Committee, Procurement and Purchasing Committee of the Institute, Treasuer, Uttar Pradesh Unit, Indo-Tibet Friendship Society since 1994, Catudissa Sangha, International NGO with 14 countries, member of High Level Standardization Board Meeting, Education Department, CTA, member Advisory Board of Tibetan terminology of Modern Science and Technology, member Advisory Committee of Education, CTA, Vice-president and Secretary of Regional Freedom Movement, Sarnath, Treasurer of Indo-Tibetan Friendship Society, Uttar Pradesh Chapter since 1994.

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