About NIIBS

Nāgānanda International Institute for Buddhist Studies (NIIBS) is a degree awarding institute recognized by the Government of Sri Lanka under the provisions of the Universities Act No.16 of 1978. NIIBS aspires to the development, protection and dissemination of Buddhist culture.

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NIIBS is a degree awarding institute recognized by the Government of Sri Lanka under the provisions of the Universities Act No.16 of 1978. NIIBS aspires to the development, protection and dissemination of Buddhist culture.

NIIBS intends on educating, inspiring and preparing students to engage in global human health, cultural and social well-being with continuously lifelong learning, critical thinking, personal accomplishments and teamwork spirit.

Definition of the Emblem

The logo of NIIBS is a visually compelling representation of our core values and principles. Against a vibrant green backdrop symbolizing ‘Sila’ (Behavior), we feature a serene lotus flower, embraced by a protective blue border representing ‘Samādhi’ (Concentration). Within this harmonious blend, the lotus stands as a pristine and potent symbol of ‘Pannā’ (Wisdom), encapsulating our commitment to nurturing not only knowledge but also ethical behaviour and mindfulness.

Definition of the Emblem - NIIBS
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Student Accommodations

NIIBS provides comfortable and convenient accommodation facilities for students. Our well-maintained dormitories offer a conducive environment for focused learning and personal growth. Safety is our priority. 

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Green University

NIIBS is an enchanted lush green state-of-the-art Campus, with talented and committed teachers, dedicated support staff and technology-enabled classrooms and efficient administrative processes.

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Enriched Experience

The NIIBS aspires to instil in those in its care a sense of dignity, a sense of appreciation of the obligation to equip themselves with the attributes necessary to be effective in their chosen fields and in society.

Recognition from the Government of Sri Lanka

2013Approval received for Degree Awarding Institute

Recognition as degree awarding Institute.

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2015/12Started to offer Bachelor of Arts degree and Post Graduate degree

Commenced UGC approved Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree Programmes in Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Studies, Post Graduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies, Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies and Master of Philosophy in Buddhist Studies.

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2020/01Started to offer PhD (Buddhist Studies) degree

Commenced UGC approved Postgraduate Degree Programme Doctor of Philosophy in Buddhist Studies.

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2020/07Registration of Training Institute

The Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission has approved the registration of training institute.

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2022/10Started to offer Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Technology

Commenced UGC approved Undergraduate Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Technology.

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2022/12Started to offer Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Anthropology and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Applied Communication and Media Technology

Commenced UGC approved Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Anthropology and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Applied Communication and Media Technology.

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2023/01Started to offer Bachelor of Arts Honours in Applied Archaeology

Commenced UGC approved Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Honours in Applied Archaeology.

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NIIBS Anthem

Anthem is a melodious embodiment of our values and aspirations. Its harmonious notes resonate with the spirit of unity, wisdom and cultural richness that defines our institution.

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