• 87/1, College Street Kolkata, 700 073

Department of Buddhist Studies

Two Research Fellows for a Project under UGC-UPE Phase

Enrolment to Ph D Programme in Buddhist Studies


Year of Establishment : 2014

History of the department : The department of Buddhist studies which has been established in the year 2014 is an Unique one in the scene that it is not only the first of its kind in eastern India but also it has adopted a holistic approach to Buddhism and brought under close scrutiny all its important aspects. In fact, the academic activities of the Department has not only earned encomium but established the truth that Buddhism can regarded as guiding principle for any human society. The Buddhist studies cover a broad area in respect of Buddhism and offer a glimpse of thought process of the Great Teacher-Buddha.


Faculty members:

Name Designation Area of specialisation Email Phone number
Dr.  Aisyarya Biswas
Professor Pali, Buddhist Narrative Literature & Art, Buddhist  Philosophy aiswarya.biswas@rediffmail.com 9051622896
Dr. Ujjwal Kumar
Associate Professor & Head Pali Language and Literature, Early Buddhism, Pali Niti Literature ujjwal1980@gmail.com 09372178369
Dr. Piyali Chakraborty
Assistant Professor Asian Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism piyalichakpali@gmail.com 9830655283


Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
M.A. Post Graduate Honours in Humanities Group 40
P. G. Diploma Post Graduate B.A. 20
Ph.D. Research M.A. in Buddhist Studies/Palior allied subjects 18


Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department : Buddhist studies on different aspects.

Major activities : Organisation of Special lectures in name of Sir Asutosh Mukherjee Commemorative lectures.

Additional information : Rules, Regulations and Syllabus of M.A. Course of Studies in Buddhist Studies [Click Here]


Campus : College Street (Asutosh Siksha Prangan)

Address for communication : 87/1 College Street, Kolkata-700073.