Dharamshala — The first cohort of students graduated from the Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education (DLIHE) at the University of Mysore, Bangalore, on June 29, 2016.

Within the institute, a total of 77 students graduated from 5 different undergraduate programs respectively: 8 in Chinese Language and Literature, 9 in Tibetan Language and Literature, 23 in B.A., 29 in B.Com. , and 8 in BCA.

Prof P. Nagabhushan, Chief Nodal Officer of Credit Based Choice Based (CBCS) System of University of Mysore, Mr. Thupten Dorjee, the President of Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamsala, and many other delegates from Tibetan communities and institutes attended this historical graduate ceremony.

"Both Prof. Nagabhushan and Mr Dorjee spoke about the realities of the world in which the graduates are entering and the potential roles they may play in making this world a better place to live in. They also reminded the Tibetan youth to keep their language and culture alive.

The Staff Band performed a group song at the ceremony to honor the graduates. A special lunch and dinner were offered to the graduates, honorable guests, and other attendees. The graduates were treated with an evening show.

DLIHE was recognized from the University of Mysore on April 20th, 2013. The Institute is the first of its kind in the Tibetan community in India and as well as in the World.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama initiated the Institute, which is the Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV)’s latest educational endeavor as well as one of its most significant projects.

The mission of the institute is to ensure that all Tibetan children under its care receive a sound modern education and a firm cultural identity, so they can become self-reliant and contributing members of the community and the world at large.