Online Certificate Course
Bodhgaya and Buddhism

The Great Buddha Statue, Bodhgaya
Photo Credit: Sharwan Raj

Course Experts

The multi disciplinary and highly qualified programme faculty present a variety of intellectual and historical viewpoints, creating a stimulating milieu in which genuine inquiry can occur. Participants are encouraged to examine their own cultural and intellectual assumptions as they pursue this study in a challenging and supportive environment.

Dr. S.R. Bhatt

National Fellow, Indian Council of
Social Science Research,
New Delhi

Dr. Bhagat Oniam

Professor, Centre for Philosophy,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi

Shri Pranav Khullar

An Expert in Comparative Religion and DDG (Telecom) Ministry of Communications,
Government of India,
New Delhi

Prof. Baidyanath Labh

Hon’ble Vice Chancellor,
Nava Nalanda Mahavihara,

Dr. Bijoy Kumar Choudhary

Executive Director,
Bihar Heritage Development Society,

Dr. Shovana Narayan

Distinguished Kathak Performer and Scholar,
New Delhi

Dr. Manish Sinha

Professor and Head of the Department of History,
Magadh University,

Shri Uday Sahay

Author and Chairman, Director, SAUV Communications,
New Delhi

Ms. Sunita Dwivedi

Silk Road traveller and Author,
New Delhi

Dr. Sonia Mehta

Associate Professor, Daulat Ram College,
University of Delhi,
New Delhi

Dr. Abhishek Amar

Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Hamilton College,
New York

Dr. Shashank Sinha

Independent Scholar and Author
Publishing Director, Routledge, South Asia,
New Delhi

Dr. Max Deeg

Professor in Buddhist Studies, School of History, Archeology and Religion, Cardiff University,

Dr. Ajay Verma

Associate Professor, Centre for Philosophy,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi

Dr. Rajat Sanyal

Assistant Professor, Department of Archaeology,
University of Calcutta,

Dr. Aviram Sharma

Assistant Professor, School of Ecology and Environment Studies, Nalanda University,

Dr. Birendra Nath Prasad

Assistant Professor, Centre for Historical Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi

Dr. O.P. Jaiswal

Former professor, Department of History,
Patna University,

Dr. Kailash Prasad

Department of Buddhist Studies,
Magadh University,

Prof. Hira Paul Gangnegi

Head, Department of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology,

Shri Kiran Lama

General Secretary, All India Buddhist Sangh, Bodhgaya

Shri Niraj Kumar

Deputy Secretary, Government Of India,
New Delhi

Sonia Gomes

CEO and Owner of Spaso Zen,

Dr. Shambhu Singh Yadav

Assistant Professor, Department of History Shaheed Bhagat Singh Evening College,
University of Delhi,
New Delhi

DR. Rahul Ghai

Associate Professor and Dean,
School of Development Studies,
IIHMR University,