Lumbini University passes academic masterplan

KATHMANDU: The sixth assembly of the Lumbini Boudha University has endorsed the university’s academic masterplan.

The University expects the master plan will help it be established as a special educational institution with global recognition.

University Co-chancellor and Education Minister Chitra Lekha Yadav chaired the assembly. She said the university was the ‘pride of the country’ and stressed

the need to boost its academic prestige.

University Vice-chancellor Nareshman Bajracharya hoped the masterplan would be a supporting means to further promote the university’s academic repute, thereby establishing it as a distinct university across the globe.

Curricula focusing on practice of mediation, social service, public awareness service and yoga have been included in the master plan.

According to the masterplan, there will be departments related to Theravada, Mahayan, Bajrayan, Buddhist history and arts, Buddhism and Himalayan

Studies, Buddhist Traditional Meditation, Tourism and Guide, Museology and

the Buddhist Gallery in the University.