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Centre for Buddhist Studies, K.J.Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies

3rd Floor, SIMSR, Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Vidyavihar East, Mumbai-400077 ,Mumbai
1993

About Us

The K J Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies brings together three institutions that have an established presence in the field of religion, culture and philosophy: the Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham, the Centre for Buddhist Studies and the Centre for Studies in Jainism. Together, we bring an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of Indian religious and philosophical traditions, through programmes that range from academically rigorous Doctoral and Master’s degrees, to certificate courses that engage with the interests of the larger community.

Area of Excellence

We equip students with methodological tools to understand how religious beliefs influence ethics, art and literature, and define identities, in the historical as well as the present context. Students investigate how social, political and economic forces have shaped religion and continue to do so.

Research Capability and Focus Area

Institute has a unique combination of courses covering specializations in Sanskrit Literature, Buddhist Literature and Jain Literature, Philosophy, Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Yoga and Allied Science, Ancient Indian languages (Prakrit, Pali, Sanskrit) and foreign languages (Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish).

Notable Research / Publication

• Universal Brotherhood through Yoga • Samskaravalli • Hindu-Christian Dictionary: Essential terms for Inter-religious Dialogue • The Essentials of Yoga: A Glossary of Yogic Terms • Meditation: Oriental and Occidental • Sharing Wisdom in Search of Inner and outer Peace • Samir-Sanskrit-Adhyayanam • Buddhanusmriti: A Glossary of Buddhist Terms • Fullness of life • Mystics in World Religion: In Dialogue with God • East and West: Exploring Cultural Manifestations • Raimon Pannikar: His Legacy and Vision • Suktimuktavali • St. Francis Xavier: His Time and Legacy • Tri-dal: A Trilateral Dialogue • Bhakti: Pathway to God • Suktimanjusha • A Dialogue: Hindu Christian Cosmology and Religion • Buddhism in India and Abroad • Traditional Cultural Link Between India and Japan • Lokaprajnapati: A Critical Exposition on Buddhist Cosmology • Buddhism in Global Perspective (2 Vols.) • Contribution of Buddhism to the World Culture (2 vols.) • Sanskrit Words from South – East Asian Language • Dharma and Abhidharma (2 vols.) • Buddhist Culture in Asia : Unity in Diversity (2 vols.) • Relevance of the Teaching of the Buddha: As in early Scriptures to the Contemporary society • Philosophy of Aesthetics • Outlining the Way to Reflect • Pratityasamutapada – Dependent Origination • Reexamination of Sanskrit and Pali Inscriptions of South – east Asia • Buddhist Meditation: Texts, Tradition and Practice • Bagh Paintings – Identification & Interpretation. • Buddhist Hells: The Northern Tradition • Spectrum of Jainism in Southern India • Various facets of Saman Suttam • Saman Suttam: A comprehensive Study (4 Vols) • Jain Drishti Me Yugin Samasyaon ke Samadhan • Yogsarsangrah • Aradhana Samuchchay • 24 Tirthankar

Academic Facilities

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Courses & Programme

  • DisciplineHUMANITIES
  • Program LevelPost Graduate (PG)
  • Branch/SubjectBuddhist Studies
  • No. of seats10
  • Course Duration (In Months)24
  • Examination Patternsemester

    SAARC Country

  • Annual Tuition FeesINR 42000
  • Annual Total FeesINR 356575
  • Non-SAARC Country

  • Annual Tuition FeesINR 42000
  • Annual Total FeesINR 356575

Eligibility Criteria: ( UG in Humanities with minimum 55% score )

Additional Exams/Criteria: TOEFL with minimum Valid score

  • DisciplineHUMANITIES
  • Program LevelPost Graduate (PG)
  • Branch/SubjectPali
  • No. of seats10
  • Course Duration (In Months)24
  • Examination Patternsemester

    SAARC Country

  • Annual Tuition FeesINR 42000
  • Annual Total FeesINR 356575
  • Non-SAARC Country

  • Annual Tuition FeesINR 42000
  • Annual Total FeesINR 356575

Eligibility Criteria: ( UG in Any Subject with minimum 55% score Or UG in Pali with minimum 55% score )

Additional Exams/Criteria: TOEFL with minimum Valid score

  • DisciplineHUMANITIES
  • Program LevelPost Graduate (PG)
  • Branch/SubjectAncient Indian History, Culture and Archealogy
  • No. of seats10
  • Course Duration (In Months)24
  • Examination Patternsemester

    SAARC Country

  • Annual Tuition FeesINR 42000
  • Annual Total FeesINR 356575
  • Non-SAARC Country

  • Annual Tuition FeesINR 42000
  • Annual Total FeesINR 356575

Eligibility Criteria: ( UG in Any Subject with minimum 55% score Or UG in History with minimum 55% score )

Additional Exams/Criteria: TOEFL with minimum Valid score

  • DisciplineHUMANITIES
  • Program LevelPost Graduate (PG)
  • Branch/SubjectYoga
  • No. of seats10
  • Course Duration (In Months)24
  • Examination Patternsemester

    SAARC Country

  • Annual Tuition FeesINR 42000
  • Annual Total FeesINR 356575
  • Non-SAARC Country

  • Annual Tuition FeesINR 42000
  • Annual Total FeesINR 356575

Eligibility Criteria: ( UG in Any Subject with minimum 55% score Or UG in Yoga with minimum 55% score )

Additional Exams/Criteria: TOEFL with minimum Valid score

  • DisciplineARTS
  • Program LevelPost Graduate (PG)
  • Branch/SubjectSanskrit
  • No. of seats10
  • Course Duration (In Months)24
  • Examination Patternsemester

    SAARC Country

  • Annual Tuition FeesINR 42000
  • Annual Total FeesINR 356575
  • Non-SAARC Country

  • Annual Tuition FeesINR 42000
  • Annual Total FeesINR 356575

Eligibility Criteria: ( UG in Any Subject with minimum 55% score Or UG in Sanskrit with minimum 55% score )

Additional Exams/Criteria: TOEFL with minimum Valid score

  • DisciplineBUDDHIST STUDIES
  • Program LevelDiploma
  • Branch/SubjectBuddhist Studies
  • No. of seats10
  • Course Duration (In Months)12
  • Examination Patternsemester

    SAARC Country

  • Annual Tuition FeesINR 10500
  • Annual Total FeesINR 317710
  • Non-SAARC Country

  • Annual Tuition FeesINR 10500
  • Annual Total FeesINR 317710

Eligibility Criteria: ( 10+2 in Any Subject with minimum 35% score )

Additional Exams/Criteria: TOEFL with minimum Valid score

  • DisciplineBUDDHIST STUDIES
  • Program LevelDiploma
  • Branch/SubjectPali
  • No. of seats10
  • Course Duration (In Months)12
  • Examination Patternsemester

    SAARC Country

  • Annual Tuition FeesINR 10500
  • Annual Total FeesINR 317710
  • Non-SAARC Country

  • Annual Tuition FeesINR 10500
  • Annual Total FeesINR 317710

Eligibility Criteria: ( 10+2 in Any Subject with minimum 35% score )

Additional Exams/Criteria:

  • Discipline
  • Program LevelUnder Graduate (UG)
  • Branch/SubjectYoga
  • No. of seats10
  • Course Duration (In Months)36
  • Examination Patternsemester

    SAARC Country

  • Annual Tuition FeesINR 30000
  • Annual Total FeesINR 342975
  • Non-SAARC Country

  • Annual Tuition FeesINR 30000
  • Annual Total FeesINR 342975

Eligibility Criteria: ( 10+2 in Any Subject with minimum 55% score )

Additional Exams/Criteria: TOEFL with minimum Valid score

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