BRIEF HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTE
Central Institute of Himalayan Culture Studies (CIHCS), Dahung, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh was
established as an aegis of Buddhist Culture Preservation Society (BCPS), Bomdila under the Presidentship of H. E. 13th. Tsona Gontse Rinpoche
and commenced its first academic session on the 4th August, 2003, and is affiliated to Sampurnanand
Sanskrit University, Varanasi, U.P.
The Institute has got registered under Society
Registration Act 1860 vide
no. SR/ITA/4650 dated 10-11-2010 Itanagar,
Arunachal Pradesh, and has become an Autonomous Body
of the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.
The then Department of Culture, Government of India took the initiative to establish an institute of Himalayan Culture
Studies to help the people of the region in preservation and promotion of their cultural identity and the growth of
traditional arts, crafts and sciences and other genres of indigenous knowledge. Acting upon this objective, it
constituted a Task Force in August, 2000 to formulate a concept note and to chalk out modalities for setting up
a Buddhist Institution in Arunachal Pradesh. Till the time of the constitution of a separate Board of Management of Central Institute of Himalayan Culture
Studies (CIHCS) and its registration, the Buddhist Cultural Preservation Society (BCPS), Bomdila was entrusted
Central Institute of Himalayan Culture Studies (CIHCS) is established with the mandate of undertaking undergraduate, post-graduate
and doctoral programmes in Buddhist and Himalayan Studies with the methods of modern research methodology and advanced up-to-date technology. It is a
specialized podium for stimulating higher learning in Buddhist/Himalayan culture studies which emphasise the inherent philosophy of non-violence, altruism,
universal peace and fraternity with modern higher education. Within the arena of present cultural anarchy and modernization, the intellectual world has been engaged with competitive ideology
and material profit of market capitalism.