The Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education (DLIHE) in Bangalore held the 3rd graduation ceremony on Monday where it felicitated 70 students for successfully graduating from the institution. The auspicious occasion was graced by the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Mysore as well as the Chief Representative of Central Tibetan Administration in Bangalore.
The DLIHE celebrated the accomplishment of 70 of its graduating students from both regular and specialized course. Under the regular programs – 30 students from BA and 18 students from B.Com. Under the specialized course, there are 17 students who will graduate with BA Honours and 5 with regular BA degrees in Tibetan Language and Literature.
Chief Guest of the graduation ceremony, Prof. Dr. K.S. Rangappa, former vice chancellor of University of Mysore said “Since my first association, I have witnessed this Institute grow exponentially each year. DLIHE has the potential to become one of the premium Institutes in Bengaluru. It is now all your responsibility to make it to that point. Luckiest people are those who can challenge themselves to dream big and work towards achieving it.”
The DLIHE has obtained full affiliation to the Bangalore University from the academic session 2018-19. It will start BA, B.Com., BCA and BBA with Bangalore University from the coming academic session. However, those students who are already in the pipeline of Mysore
University will continue to do so and will graduate from the same university. The undergraduate Specialized Programs and Ph.D. in Tibetan Studies will continue under the University of Mysore for the time being.
“The Class of 2018 students are well equipped to face challenges ahead because not only have they acquired knowledge and skill in their chosen subjects while at The Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education, they have been also exposed to values and experiences from additional Buddhist philosophy and Secular Ethics courses that have shaped their ethical framework and their personal beliefs and practices.” said the Principal of DLIHE, Dr. B. Tsering during the ceremony.
Established in 2008, the mission of the Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education is to ensure that each student is a passionate, lifelong learner who practices Tibetan values and serves the community with utmost dedication and integrity. DLIHE is a part of the Tibetan Children’s Village, an integrated charitable organization for child care and educational services.