Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Studies

BA Buddhist Studies ·
4 years

Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Studies is a four years course under the faculty of 

The four-year Buddhist Studies Programme at Tribhuvan University consists of seven Papers and one elective course (optional elective for non-Buddhist Studies majors)

Each Course carries 100 full marks. Students have to score at list 40 marks to pass the course. Of the total 100 marks, 30 marks will be based on Continuous/internal evaluation and rest of the 70 marks will be awarded based on the students' performance in the final examination taken at the end of academic year. Student must pass both internal and final Examinations.


To be eligible for admission to four-year BA Buddhist Studies, student will have completed and received a higher secondary certificate (10 + 2) or equivalent degree in any discipline or stream from any institution recognized by Tribhuvan University. 

Curricular Structure

Students are required to take Compulsory English in the first and the third years and Compulsory Nepali in the second year. University offers Alternative English in the second year for International students as an alternative to Compulsory Nepali.

Compulsory Subjects:

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

C.Eng.401 Reading and Writing in English

C.Nep.402 Compulsory Nepali

C. Eng.403 Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines


Alt. Eng. 402 Alternative English

Curriculum Structure of BA Buddhist Studies

First Year 

  • BS 421 History of Buddhism
  • BS 422 Buddha and His Teachings

Second Year

  • BS 423 Buddhist Literatures
  • BS 424 Buddhist Philosophy and Logics

Third Year 

  • BS 425  Buddhist arts, Architecture, and Archaeology
  • BS 410 Introduction to Buddha and Buddhism

Fourth Year 

  • Buddhist Cultures and Traditions in Nepal 
  • Research Methodology, Academic Writing, and Art of Translation 

Curriculum details of Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Studies.pdf