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Lumbini Buddhist University Master Plan

The Master Plan Drafting Committee has completed all the four sectoral Master Plans namely i) Academic Master Plan, ii) Human Resources Master Plan and iii) Infrastructure Master Plan and Financial Master Plan which has been approved by the 8th Senate Meeting of LBU held on 9th Shravan 2074 under the Chairmanship of Rt. Hon Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, the Chancellor of LBU, at the Office of the Prime Minister, Singh Durbar. The highlights of the Master Plan are as follows:

Academic Master Plan

Considering teaching and research as two vital components of LBU, the Master Plan Drafting Committee set a high priority in formulating Academic Master Plan aiming to pave the way towards achieving academic excellence. Following are the highlights of the Academic Master Plan:

  1. Provision of 12 Departments under three subject groups namely: i) Core Buddhist Subjects (8), New Buddhist Subjects (3) and General Subjects (1).
  2. Introduced 13 new subjects under various Departments.
  3. Established to 31 new degrees including Bachelor, Post-Graduate Diploma, and Master level degrees in the various subjects.
  4. Enhancing and mainstreaming of the Monastic Education and Training courses on Buddhist Canonical Languages.
  5. Upgrading Research Cell into Research Division
  6. Provision of Centre for International Affairs
  7. Provision of Extra-curricular activities.

Human Resources Master Plan

Well motivated, qualified and academically sound human resources are crucial for successful implementation of LBU's academic programs to ensure the smooth transformation of LBU as an international centre of excellence. Hence, the need for Human Resource Master Plan was realized more than ever before. Realizing the importance of human resources, LBU has prioritized to formulate a Human Resources Master Plan with prime objectives of identifying required teaching faculties with specialization and preferential skills/ qualifications for the smooth running of newly introduced academic programs.

The highlights of Human Resources Master Plan are as follows:

  1. Tentative number of subject-wise teaching faculties in core Buddhist subjects and multidisciplinary subjects with an area of specialization and preferential qualifications.
  2. Skill enhancement, capacity building and upgrading of existing teaching faculties.
  3. Emphasize in bringing well qualified, highly motivated teaching faculties from home and abroad.
  4. Bringing international academic personalities as Visiting/Guest Professor, Lecturer for long/short term basis.
  5. Roaster of core Buddhist subject teaching faculties.

Infrastructure Master Plan

Infrastructure is one of the crucial components of the University that supports, enables, and enhances the academic programs including research work of faculties, staff, and students. In order to keep academic activities/programs and research work abreast in an academic atmosphere, the Master Plan Drafting Committee set priority in formulating Infrastructure Master Plan with a broader objective of drawing an outline of infrastructure requirements for academic, administrative and other utility services which facilitates LBU to realize its' mission and missions. Following are the highlights of Infrastructure Master Plan:

  1. Identification of additional academic buildings required for upcoming academic programs.
  2. Provision of a separate building for Central Library, Research Division and Centre for International Affairs in compliance with the new organizational structure of LBU.
  3. Provision of Auditorium-Conference Hall.
  4. Prioritized residential buildings for University authorities, teaching faculties, staff quarters and University guest house.
  5. Well equipped Information Technology and Communication (ITC) centre and other utility service centre.
  6. Provision of separate hostels for boys, girls and international students.
  7. Provision of indoor and outdoor meditation/recreational/sports complex in compliance with the Academic Master Plan.
  8. Developing eco-friendly cohesive landscape planning in compliance with the serenity of Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha.

Financial Master Plan

The financial resource is one of the most important components of the LBU. It supports and strengthens the academic programs including research works of the scholars. LBU requires a great deal of well motivated human resources (teaching and administrative) decent and well-equipped workplace (infrastructure) to become a full-fledged university to meet the set goals. Realizing the crucial importance of financial resources LBU embarked in formulating Financial Master Plan that outlines financial resources required to execute all the planned activities of sectoral master plans. Following are the highlights of LBU Financial Master Plan:

  1. Review of the current trend of financial resources.
  2. Outlines of financial resources required for carrying out the three preceding Master Plans, i.e. Academic Master Plan, Human Resources Master Plan and Infrastructure Master Plan.
  3. Identified potential sources of fund - individual or institutional.
  4. Presented alternative modalities of potential strategic partnership for collaborative initiatives in the field of Academic and Infrastructure Development of LBU from within the country and abroad.