Faculty and Staff

The teacher is given the necessary space and authority to function in the Institute as a key figure in the teaching-learning process

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The faculty is the fulcrum of the Institute, so the teacher is given the necessary space and authority to function in the Institute as a key figure in the teaching-learning process.

    1.  A lecturer’s weekly instruction hours in the institute are from 18-20 hours.
    2. Classroom management, discipline, instruction, assessment and attendance of the students are the responsibilities of each faculty member, and each must design and develop these responsibilities in concordance with the overall policy.
    3. The lecturer is expected to use methods to create opportunities for students to do projects, conduct research by arranging independent reading which will allow them to delve deeper into their subjects.
    4. Lecturers will encourage students to develop the reading habit through listing books to read and websites to explore to enhance their learning


    Gen Dawa Tsering


    Dawa Tsering, currently serving as Acting Principal at the Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education was the Vice Principal at the Institute from 2018 to 2021. He was honoured with TCV’s 20 Years of Service Recognition Award in 2020.
    Dawa has considerable academic and administrative experience over 22 years beginning with tenure at the Commerce Department of TCV Bylakuppe, Mysore in 2000, where he served as housemaster, chaired committees overseeing English elocution, debate and substance abuse prevention. Dawa has served as Chief Centre Superintendent at the CBSE Board examinations, and as founding chairman and trustee of the Social Action Movement Charitable Trust.
    In 2013 Dawa joined DLIHE as assistant professor. Along with teaching in the faculty of Commerce he also proved to be an efficient administrator, holding positions of Head of the Department, Chairperson and member of BoE and BoS. He is an alumnus of Madras Christian College and Loyola College in Chennai and holds a Master’s degree in Commerce as well as a Master’s in Business Administration. He also has a PGD in Business Law from Dr Ambedkar Law University in Tamil Nadu.
    Having secured TCV merit scholarship awards for all his college studies and KSET qualifications, he is a well qualified college faculty and his teaching spans Business Management, Marketing, Finance, Production Management, Human Resource Management, Financial Accounting, Business Law, Banking Law, and Company Law. He has participated in, and presented many papers at various national level seminars and conferences.

    Geshe Dorjee Gyurme (Uma Ramjampa and Geshe Tsorampa)
    Registrar ( Administration) & Head of Tibetan Research Center

    A dedicated educator with proven teaching, communication and leadership skills.
    Proven record of strong leadership in community outreach, program curriculum planning and development with expertise in maintaining cooperative relationships with partner agencies and community members.
    Strong professional and ethical values with complementary skills and a personal will to succeed.
    Ability to interact and identify easily with people of all cultures.
    Enthusiastic team player, can work independently with detail oriented and multi-tasking skills

    Geshe Tsokrampa (M.Phil.) in Buddhist Philosophy, Drepung Monastic University, Mundgod, Karnataka 1996
    Master of Madhyamika Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist School of Dialectics, Dharamsala, India. 1984
    Bachelor of Buddhist Philosophy: Buddhist school of Dialectics, Dharamsala, India. 1982
    High School: Central school for Tibetans, Dalhousie, India. CBSE 1975


    Ngawang Gyatso (M.Phil)

    Dean of Regular Studies

    M.Phil in History from the University of Madras.

    Tenzin Namgyal (PFA, ADM, IT Support Professional Certified)

    IT Manager

    4-year professionalism in Fine Arts from Rukmini Devi College of Fine Arts Kalakshetra Foundation Chennai, Advance Diploma in Multimedia from Aptech limited ( ARENA MULTIMEDIA ) and IT Support Professional Certificate from Google.

    From 2000 – 2007, Tenzin Namgyal has worked in the Educational Development and Resource Centre (EDRC), TCV Head Office, Dharamsala as Book Illustrator and Graphic Designer.

    In March 2008, he joined The Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education as Computer & Creative Art Instructor to Primary Teacher Trainees. He also shoulders the responsibility of managing IT and Publications of the Institute.

    From January 2017, he is working as the Information Technology Manager ( IT Manager) of The Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education.

    Kunga Dhoedon (MA in Public Policy and Governance)

    Secretary (Communication and Outreach Officer)


    2017-2019 (MA.) Public Policy and Governance, O.P Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India.

    2019 Students Exposure Exchange Program on International Experimental Business Study Program authorized by FISEC under FPT University (Spring, one-month duration), Danang, Vietnam.

    2013-2016 [B.com (Concentrated/Hons)] Commerce, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University, Delhi, India.

    2020-2021 (Certificate Program), Completed Six-month Intensive Pre-Service training conducted by the 15th Kashag and funded by USAID (July 1,2020-April 30,2021) and Six-month intensive course on Tibet Studies (July 1, 2021- April 30 2022) held at the College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah, undertaking of Institute of Buddhist Dialectics.

    Department Heads

    Choegyal Tashi (Acharya)

    Head of Specialized Studies

    Acharya degree from Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath Varanasi. PGT(Tibetan) at TCV , Suja ( 1992-1996). The headmaster at TCV, Suja (1996-2007). Principal at TCV, Ladakh ( 2008-2013). The headmaster at TCV, Lower Dharamshala.

    Tenzin Lamsang (MA. B.Ed)

    Head of Arts Department

    Master in English Literature from the University of Mysore. B.Ed from the University of Bangalore.

    Tenzin Sangmo (M.Phil)

    Head of Commerce Department

    B.Com from St. Joseph College of Commerce, Bengaluru

    M.Com from Christ (Deemed to be the University, Bengaluru)

    M Phil in Commerce from Christ (deemed to be the University, Bengaluru)

    Miss Tenzin Sangmo has published a paper titled “A Study on Green Book and its effect on the livelihood of Tibetans in Exile- An analytical review” in the international journal of Business and Administration Research Review, ISSN No. 2348-0653, Vol. 1, July-September 2016, Page 21-26.

    She has presented on paper titled “A study on Green Book and its effect on the Tibetan Refugees’ livelihood” in the National Conference on Tibetan Identity Construction in the Diaspora: Being Tibetan held from 15th – 17th September, 2017 at the DLIHE, Bengaluru. She also presented in an international seminar conducted by department of Commerce, Kristu Jayanti College, 2016 with paper titled “A Study on Green Book and its effect on the livelihood of Tibetans in Exile: An Analytical Review” and presented paper titled “A literature study on Green Book’s effect on the livelihood of Tibetans in Exile” in national seminar conducted by the department of commerce, Christ University, 2015.

    Jampa Dhondup ( MCA)

    Head of BCA Department

    He has completed his graduation from DLIHE holding BCA degree from Mysore University. He gained his post graduation degree from LPU. He had keen interest on web technologies, data science and artificial intelligence.


    Geshe Tenzin Celon (Geshe Ngagrampa)

    Lecturer in Buddhist philosophy and Logic.

    Geshe Tenzin Celon has Geshe Ngagrampa degree from Gyudmed Tantric University, Hunsur Tibetan Settlement

    Geshe. Lobsang Ngodup (Risme Lopon and Uma Ramjampa)

    Lecturer in Tibetan Language and Literature

    (Ph.D in Tibetan Language- University of Bangalore)
    M.Phil ( Geshe Tsokrampa) -Drepung Monastic University
    M.Phil (Master of Buddhist Philosophy ( Equivalent to M.Phil) – Buddhist School of Dialectics, Dharamsala
    Master Degree in Madhyamika – Buddhist School of Dialectics, Dharamsala
    Bachelor Degree in Prajnaparamita – Buddhist School of Dialectics, Dharamsala

    Geshe Nyima Wangchuk (Geshe Lharampa)

    Lecturer in Buddhist philosophy and Logic

    Honourable Ven. Nyima Wangchuk was born in a small town called Othok in Lithang county of Tibet. His family was depending on nomadic life and was living a very simple life. When he was young, he attended a Chinese school where he studied basic Chinese, Mathematics etc. His father did not want him to attend Communist school and was convinced to drop out. Since then, he became monk and stayed in monastery for several years. In November 1990, he escaped Tibet and took refuge in India to pursue his further studies in Buddhist philosophy with rest of the monks at Drepung Monastery located at Karnataka state of south India.

    In 2007, he attended in the most difficult examination after years of learning, debating and practising Buddhism. Finally, he completed all the classes and graduated with his Geshe Lharampa degree after appearing for so called ‘Geluk Great Exams’ as a distinguished or first division student among thousands of examiners in 2012. In the same year, he continued his further studies in Tantric education at Gyutoe Monastery which is in Himachal Pradesh. There he was titled as the best Ven in tantric studies and won a huge recognition in tantric studies. After graduating all his studies, he worked in many organizations and ended up in lecturing Buddhist, Philosophy and Psychology at Dalai Lala Institute for Higher Education since from 2016.

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    Pasang Tsering (Acharya)

    Head of Specialized Studies

    Mr. Shakgang Pasang Tsering has earned the Acharya degree from The Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Varanasi. He worked as a former Tibetan language teacher (TGT, PGT) in TCV Ladakh and TCV Bylakuppee. He joined DLIHE since 2010 and has been teaching Tibetan language and “Democracy and Charter of Central Tibetan Administration” to undergraduate courses. He has been working as the editor of the Tibetan section of the Institute’s Official Facebook page. He is one of the recipients of the “20 years of service award” of TCV head office.

    Tashi Phuntsok (M.Sc )

    Lecturer in General Science and Environmental Studies

    M.Sc Botany from the University of Madras. A former teacher at TCV School, Bylakuppe.

    Penpa Dolma (M.A)

    Lecturer in Psychology and Counselor

    Masters in Psychology and Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance Counseling from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Former Career Counselor of TCV School, Byalakuppe.

    Tapsang (Acharya)

    Lecturer in Tibetan Language and Literature

    Acharya degree from Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath Varanasi.

    Kunchok A (Rignas Ramjampa)

    Lecturer in Tibetan Language and Literature

    Poet and writer. A former lecturer at College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah Dharamsala.

    Tsephel Choezom (M.Phil in Public Administration)

    Lecturer in Public Administration

    B.A English and communication skills, Ethiraj college for women, Chennai
    M.A public administration, Madras Christian College (MCC), Chennai
    M.Phil public administration, madras university, Chennai

    Ngawang Tenzin (MBA)

    Lecturer in Commerce

    B.Com From Andhra Loyola College, 2015
    Completed MBA, Master’s Program from University of Mysore, 2017
    Mr. Ngawang Tenzin has done one month field practicum placement at a reputed corporate institution ‘Qin International Pvt. Ltd’ in Bangalore, 2017.

    Research Projects Undertaken

    His Master’s thesis was titled “‘Financial Literacy of Tibetan Entrepreneurs in Karnataka Region’.
    Done this research under the Supervisor R. Mahesh To develop and impart financial knowledge, skills and training to Tibetan Entrepreneurs and common people on the whole, this would help people to how to make wealth and grow one’s own wealth that would eventually spur socio-economic development in our exile society.
    Bachelor’s thesis ‘Marketing Research on KFC’
    This research paper received applauds from his Supervisor N. A. Francis Xavier and was judged one of the best research papers ever done by undergraduate students and it was later published in the Commerce department business journal.


    Lecturer in Lecturer in Tibetan Language and Literature

    Ph.D in Yoga and Tantra Phillosophy pursuing from Banarasi Hindu University (BHU)
    Non-Formal Researcher (Rig gcig rKang ‘zin- Modern History of three great Gelukpa Monastic University in South India)-Equivalent to PhD
    Master of Prajnapparamita & Madhyamaka Buddhist Translation from Faxiang San Translator Center, Dharamsala.
    Master of Indian Phillosophy and Religion from Banarasi Hindu University (BHU)
    B.A Bachelor of Tibetan Studies ( Tibetology) from College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah,
    Member of IATS (International Association for Tibetan Studies)

    Yeshi Dorji (Acharya)

    Lecturer in Tibetan Language and Literature

    Acharya or M.A Degree on Tibetan Language and litrature from Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies at Sarnath, Varanasi.

    Dr. Rigzin Lhundup (Ph.D)

    Lecturer in Tibetan Language and Literature

    Shastri /B.A (Buddhist Philosophy, Tibetan Language & literatures and Sanskrit) from Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Varanasi

    Acharya /M.A (Buddhist Philosophy & Tibetan Studies) from CIHTS, Varanasi

    M.phil (Buddhist philosophy and hermeneutics) from CIHTS, Varanasi

    Ph.D (Buddhist Hermeneutics) from Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Varanasi

    Former President of Young Buddhist Association and currently Executive member of Global Tibetan People’s Movement for Middle Way Approach.

    Dawa Tsamchoe ( MBA specialised in Human resource and finance)

    Lecturer in Business Management

    BBA from Madras University and MBA specialised in Human resource and finance from AP Goyal Shimla University. She had hand on experience with US staffing and recruitment. Also worked with US telecommunication and automobile industry.

    Aditi Krishna (MPhil in English)

    Lecturer in English Literature

    BA (Hons) English from Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.
    MA English from Ambedkar University, Delhi.
    Advanced Studies Course from Women Studies Development Centre, University of Delhi
    MPhil English from the University of DelhiThesis titled- “Facets of Care: A Study of Care Relations in Contemporary Indian Stories”
    Research interests- Care Ethics, Postcolonial Studies, Gender Studies.
    She has presented her papers at various national and international conferences.
    Topics covered were (latest three)
    International Conference on Mapping the Global Legacy of The Mahatma: Reflections on Politics, Religion And Culture at Zakir Hussain College University of Delhi.
    Paper titled “Gandhian Ahimsa or Levinasian Ethics?”
    24th January 2020.
    February 2020 Deleuze & Guattari World Congress 2020 Encountering the Social: Masquerades, Fluidities, & Becoming of Post capitalism.
    Paper Titled “Examining the Insufferable in the Ethic of Care: A Study of Affect and Disability in Akhil Sharma’s ‘Family Life’.
    20th February, 2020.
    March 2020. International Conference organized by Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of Delhi, on Unravelling lives: literary encounters and life-writing
    Paper titled ‘Translating and Transitioning the Self’.
    March 5th, 2020.

    Vasu M (M.com, PGDIBO, KSET)

    Lecturer in Commerce

    He has 3 years of teaching experience.
    Graduated B.com from Bangalore University, PGDIBO and M.com from IGNOU, Bengaluru.
    Qualified in KARNATAKA STATE ELIGIBILITY TEST (KSET) from University of Mysore.

    Tsering Chodon (GNW )

    Institute Nurse

    Completed General Nursing with midwifery from Mother Theresa school of Nursing, Vijaywarda.Worked 3 years as Staff Nurse in National Heart Institute, New Delhi and 6 months at Raja Rajeshwari Hospital, Bangalore

    Harsha Hariharan ( MSc Computer Science )

    Computer Science Lecturer

    Graduated MSc Computer Science from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala

    Ngawang Lhamo ( Master in Commerce)

    Commerce Lecturer

    Graduated Master in Commerce from Delhi University, Delhi School of Economics.
    She presented a paper titled “impact of influencer information credibility on consumer engagement” at the 10th international conference on Business and Management 2022-23: Business Practice in the Era of Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and New Age Technologies at Delhi university.

    Tenzin Tsepak (MA in English Literature)

    English Lecturer

    Graduated Master in English Literature from Delhi University

    Rinchen Tso (Master of Computer Applications)

    Computer Science Lecturer

    Graduated Master of Computer Applications from Chandigarh University

    Dr. Lhamo Tso (Ph.D in Social Work)

    Mandarin Lecturer

    Ph.D in Social Work from Banaras Hindu University

    Dawa Norbu ( M.Com )

    Commerce Lecturer

    Graduated M.Com from Mysore University

    Dr. Tenzin Oesel ( Ph.D )

    Political Science Lecture

    Ph.D from Central University of Gujarat

    Tsering Dhondup (B.Com )

    Senior Accountant

    Graduated B.Com from St. Joseph College of Commerce, Bengaluru.
    Worked at Office of Auditor General South Zone, CTA for 1 month as an Intern.
    Worked as Process Specialist for Human Resources & Payroll at Tata Consultancy Services for 3 years from May 2019 to April 2022

    Gonpo (Master in Library Science and Information )


    Graduated Master in Library Science and Information from Mysore University

    Tenzin Choekyi (M.Phil in Commerce )

    Commerce lecturer

    Graduated M.Phil in Commerce from JAIN University

    Ngawang Tendar (Master in Geography , NET )

    Geography Lecturer

    Graduated Master in Geography from Punjab University and qualified(NET)
    Course completed on :
    1- Close Range Photogrammetry And Terrestrial Laser Scanning
    2- Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and it’s Applications.
    Conducted by
    •Indian Institute Of Remote Sensing(RM), •Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

    Dr. Supriya (Ph.D in Journalism )

    Journalism Lecturer

    PhD in Journalism from Bangalore University