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.
Prof. Aiswarya Biswas (Principal Investigator)
Dr. Piyali Chakraborty (Co-Investigator)
Ms. Dipanwita Mondal (Co-Investigator)
Relation between the University of Calcutta and the University of Rangoon in Respect of Teaching and Learning of Pali vis-a-vis Buddhist Studies.
UGC UPE II
Dr. Ujjwal Kumar (Principal Investigator)
Dr. Hari Das Sarkar
Dhammaniti: Devanagari Edition with Annotated Hindi Translation
UGC UPE II
Apart from the class-room teaching in Buddhist Studies, the Department of Buddhist Studies organiges Field Trip (academic tours) to various Buddhist sites. A Field Trip is an academic activity which the Department organiges every year, combining traditional classroom learning along with experiential learning to provide adequate understanding of Buddhism to students. Our Field Trip program is a first-hand opportunity to investigate Buddhist geographical sites, Buddhist Culture, Buddhist Art and Architecture, Buddhist paintings, and on the whole a living Buddhist tradition at the original spot of Buddhist heritage. Field Trip program is included in our course curriculum and on the basis of a Field Trip, M.A. I semester students submit their project reports on it. For this program some financial support is also given by the university. Till date, the Department organised following Field Trip:
2019 : Survey of Buddhist Monasteries of Kolkata and Indian Museum, Selected Buddhist Historical Sites of Bihar (Gaya, Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Nalanda).
2017 : Elephanta, Karla, Bhaja in Maharashtra
2016 : Candraketugarh, 24 Pargana (North)
For Online Reading
Pāli Tipiṭaka https://www.tipitaka.org/
For Sanskrit Buddhist Texts http://www.dsbcproject.org/
For PTS Pali Texts http://www.palitext.com/
Campus : College Street (Asutosh Siksha Prangan)
Address for communication : 87/1 College Street, Kolkata-700073.