Introduction of Vice Chancellor

Professor Geshe Ngawang Samten

Vice Chancellor

Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies
Sarnath, Varanasi – 221 007 Uttar Pradesh, INDIA 
Tel: +542-2585242, Fax: +542-2585150 

Date of birth: 7th July, 1956 
Father's Name: Phuntsok Tashi 
Mother's Name: Tsering Tsomo


Ven. Professor Geshe Ngawang Samten had assumed the charge of Director of the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath on January, 2001. Following the recommendation of the Society, the nomenclature of the Institute was revised as Central University of Tibetan Studies (Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956)with the approval of Government of India, which was inaugurated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 15th January, 2009, and the notification to this effect was made on 22.07.2009, and accordingly the designation of the Head of the University was revised as Vice Chancellor.

The Government of India has reappointed the Ven. Prof. G. N. Samten to the post of Vice Chancellor with effect from July 17, 2008.

Prof. G. N. Samten is a renowned scholar of Buddhist and Tibetan studies. His contribution to his field of studies is highly recognized in the academic circles within India and beyond. He has been decorated with Padma Shri by the Government of India in the field of education and literature in 2008.