For centuries, Tibet has retained its irrefutable identity with unique language, religion, culture and tradition. Not only its culture and language has grown with the passage of time but it has also spread its influence over its neighbouring countries like Mongolia, China, Nepal, Bhutan and the Himalayan regions. In themid-twentieth century, after the occupation of of Tibet by the People’s Republic of China( PRC), His godliness the Dalai Lama was forced to flee to India, latterly followed by over 80000 Tibetans. The Government of India not only granted political shelter for the Tibetan deportees, but also separate seminaries for Tibetan children were established, keeping in mind the significance of equipping unborn generations with both traditional and ultramodern education. Despite all these attempts, Tibetan language and culture are still at threat for the Tibetan scholars, After graduating from the seminaries, they join colorful Indian universities for advanced education. Within such a new sphere, scholars find themselves insulated and cut off from the study of Tibetan language and culture. Eventually the whole purpose of preservation of identity gets adulterated in the process of assimilating different artistic and social climates. In order to face these challenges, TCV, under the dynamic leadership of Jetsun Pema, former Minister of Education, Central Tibetan Administration, former President of TCV, the Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education( DLIHE) was established in 2008 with the sole end of offering unborn generations both the traditional and ultramodern subjects. Not only does this Institute grease scholars of all the departments in the Tibetan Language and culture, but it also started a separate Tibetan Language Literature department especially for the scholars who wish to specialize.
In First Semester there shall be 5 papersviz. 3 Major Tibetan Language papers, 2 Languages( English as minor and Chinese as supporting language)
In Alternate Semester there shall be 5 papersviz.viz. 3 Major Tibetan Language papers, 2 Languages( English as minor and Chinese as supporting language)
In Third Semester there shall be 5 papersviz.viz. 3 Major Tibetan Language papers, 2 Languages( English as minor and Chinese as supporting language)
In Fourth Semester there shall be 5 papersviz.viz. 3 Major Tibetan Language papers, 2 Languages( English as minor and Chinese as supporting language)
In Fifth Semester 3 Major Tibetan Language Papers, 1 Minor English Language Paper and Environmental Studies and Constitution & Democracy( 2 General Papers)
In Sixth Semester 3 Major Tibetan Language Papers, 1 Minor English Paper and Computer operation( General Paper)
In Seventh Semester 3 Major Tibetan Language Papers, 1 Minor English Paper and temporal Ethics( General Paper)
In Eighth Semester Project( 1 Major Paper) and externship( 1 Major Paper) and 1 Minor English Paper.
The course provides an overview of the rich Tibetan erudite heritage not only of Tibet, but of Tibetan societies in northern India, Nepal, and Bhutan, as well as Mongolia. Tibetan literature is a major erudite tradition in Asia, and is of pivotal significance for the study of Buddhism. The foremost Tibetan textbooks are royal proclamations and chronicles as well as ritual and fabulous textbooks dating from the 7th- 9th centuries bulletin There's a vast body of Buddhist textbooks restated into Tibetan from Sanskrit, primarily during the 7th to the 12th centuries bulletin From the early 11th century until moment Tibetans have also produced their own Buddhist literature conforming of literal, biographical, and liturgical workshop, narrative, meditational textbooks, poetry, works on sense, alphabet, and gospel. Since the middle of the 20th century a temporal Tibetan literature conforming of poetry, essays, novels and short stories has surfaced, written in a ultramodern expression. The course also provides a introductory preface to classical and ultramodern erudite Tibetan, and introductory rudiments of ultramodern spoken Tibetan.
The course aims at furnishing scholars with an overview of Tibetan erudite culture, from the 7th century bulletin to present times. The course also includes an preface to the introductory alphabet of classical and ultramodern erudite Tibetan, and the phonology of ultramodern standard Tibetan. The pupil is anticipated to master the Tibetan ABC in dbu- can script and in romanized transliteration, the use of wordbooks, and the introductory phonology of ultramodern standard Tibetan.
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
Acceptance as a Master pupil in History of Religion or Tibetan Studies. The course requires a Bachelor's Degree in one of the following programmes( or original) Asian and African Studies, History, Culture and Ideas Studies, Religious Studies, Social Anthropology, Women and Gender Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Development Studies, Archaeology, Art History and Conservation and Language. In addition the following credits( or original) are recommended
The course is grounded on a combination of lectures, forums , and practical language training. The course aims at involving scholars laboriously and furnishing feedback on their progress throughout the course. scholars may use CDs/ DVDs with language assignments spoken by native Tibetans in the language laboratory. Guidelines for obligatory qualifying essays One essay of eight runners(c. 2300 characters per runner) on an assigned content of erudite history, to be written at home. 2. One written test of four hours, testing language chops.
The course is part of the Master in History of Religion, Program for Culture and Ideas Studies( Culture and Identity), and the Master in Tibetan Studies, Program for Asian and African Studies