|Buddhist Studies Faculties|
Prof. Baidyanath Labh
Dean – Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies
Prof. Baidyanath Labh, Dean, Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies has a brilliant academic career as a student. He got school education from the prestigious Netarhat Residential School, Ranchi. After passing his BA in History (Hons.) from L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga with first rank in the merit, he chose Buddhist Studies for his Post-Graduation at the University of Delhi and passed out securing Outstanding Grade again with first rank. His marks are still a record since 1981. He retained his position in M.Phil. Examination also and completed Ph.D. in 1987. Soon after that he joined the newly established department of Buddhist Studies at the University of Jammu where he gave a shape to the department and taught as Lecturer, Reader and Professor till April, 2016. During this period he authored/edited 15 books and contributed over 80 research articles in different Indian and foreign journals. He visited various countries like USA, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Nepal etc. and presented research papers, delivered special lectures, delivered Key Note addresses etc. in Seminars/Conferences. He worked on the International Project ‘Common Buddhist Text’ at the Mahachulalongkorn Rajavidyalaya University, Thailand. Besides, he has supervised 12 Ph.D. Researches. He is the founder Secretary of the Indian Society for Buddhist Studies (the national academic association of Buddhist Studies in India) established in the year 2000, which has been organizing annual conferences in different parts of India and has created awareness about Buddhist Studies as an academic discipline.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Dr. Mukesh Kumar Verma
Assistant Professor – Buddhist Philosophy (School of Buddhist Philosophy)
Dr. Mukesh Kumar Verma is M.A., M. Phil and Ph D in the area of Buddhist Studies from the Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi. He is also UGC-NET/JRF qualified in the Buddhist Studies. Prior to joining SUBIS, he worked as Research/Faculty Associate in School of Buddhist Studies & Civilization at Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida (U.P.). He served as Guest Faculty in the Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi for more than four years. He was awarded Smt. Kamla Devi Jain Smriti Puraskar for best paper presentation by Akhil Bhartiya Darshan Parishad at Jablapur on October 10, 2014. He has published more than ten research papers in National and International reputed Journals. He has presented more than twenty research papers in National and International conferences. In 2014, he visited Vietnam to present his research work in the 9th International Buddhist Conference. He is proactive member of various professional bodies as Life Member of Indian Philosophy Congress, Akhil Bhartiya Darshan Parisad, and Indian Society for Buddhist Studies. His areas of specialization are Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Epistemology, Ethics and Engaged Buddhism.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Assistant Professor - Theravada (School of International Buddhist Studies)
Ramesh Rohit graduated and post-graduated from Nagpur University. His doctoral research work at Sagar Central University is in the field of “Revival of Buddhism in India: A Sociological-Philosophical Perspective based on DR. B. R. Ambedkar”. He was awarded with scholarship from Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi for outstanding performance in Pali language in 2009. He was also awarded with Junior Research Fellowship in Pali in the year 2012. He has presented various papers across India on the issues of Budddhist Philosophy and thoughts of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. He has also published a paper titled “Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar ka Samajik Manavtavad” in a reputed journal.
PUBLICATIONS : ‘Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar ka Samajik Manavtavad’ published in the book Role of Values in Present Life ISBN 978-81-921456-4-8 pg 27-29__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Dr. Santosh Priyadarshi
Assistant Professor - Mahayana (School of International Buddhist Studies)
Dr. Santosh Priyadarshi Post-graduate and Ph.D. in Pali and Buddhist Studies from BHU, Varanasi. He qualified UGC- JRF in triple subjects viz.Pali, Baudha-Jain-Gandhi and Peace Studies as well as Comparative Study of Religions. Prior to joining this University, he was engaged in the research work related to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellows-UGC, New Delhi. He has more than six years of academic, research experience and is well versed in Brahmi, Sharada, Nagari, Nevari, Dev-Nagari and Roman scripts. He has published more than twenty research papers in coveted journals. He has presented more than fifteen research papers in the prestigious National and International conferences. Dr. Priyadarshi is an active member of various professional bodies including Epigraphical Society of India, Mysore and Indian Society for Buddhist Studies, Jammu. His areas of specialization are Pali and Buddhist Studies(Abhidhamma Philosophy), Mahayana Buddhism, Buddhist Sanskrit Literature and Buddhist Philosophy and presently, pursuing his research on Puggal-Paiyatti.