Odisha to open advanced centre for Buddhist studies at Langudi

Press Trust of India, October 18, 2012

Bhubaneswar, India -- Odisha government has decided to open an advanced centre for Buddhist Studies scheduled from January 1 next year to attract students from India and other parts of Asia.

"An advanced centre for Buddhist studies will be opened at Langudi in Jajpur District," Tourism and Culture Minister Maheswar Mohanty said today.

Certificate courses, diploma courses, post-graduate and research courses will be available in phases, which would be self-financing at the initial stage, he said.

"The objective of opening such a centre is to attract students from inside and outside the country," Tourism and Culture Secretary A K Tripathy said.
The minister also said a three-day 'International Symposium of Buddhist heritage of Odisha: situating Odisha in global prospective' will be organised at Udaygiri from February 1 to 3.

Many foreign and Indian scholars were expected to participate in the symposium.