Faculty Members: School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions
Historical archaeology; Buddhism; Architecture; Religion; Gender archaeology; Ethnoarchaeology.
Professor and Dean
Comparative Literatures; History & Philosophy of Yoga; Comparative Yoga; Sankhya Philosophy; Hindu Tantra; Hindu Darsanas; Yoga and Literature. He is one of the most accomplished Professors today in India.
Buddhist history and archaeology, origin of Buddhism, its expansion and sects, sacred spaces in the Ganga Valley, ecological consciousness in Buddhism, and studies related to sacred spaces of Sārnāth, and Nālandā.
Dr. Sreekala M. Nair
Her areas of primary scholarly interest are Contemporary Epistemological Issues, Buddhist Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Indian Philosophy of Language, Contemporary Analytic Metaphysics, Consciousness Studies (Indian), Cultural Studies (Indian), and Indian Aesthetics.
Śaiva-Buddhist Intertextuality; Indo-Tibetan Tantra; Comparative Religions; Sanskrit; Tibetan; Tibetan and Himalayan Studies; War Magic Rituals; Ritual Studies; Transmission of Buddhism from India to Tibet; Aesthetics.
Dr. Saroj Kant Kar
He has specialized in Buddhism and Vedanta. He has studied and taught Indian Philosophy, Western Philosophy. Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy and Logic.
Bipin Kumar Jha
Indian Philosophy, Sanskrit Language & Literary theories and Computational Sanskrit.
Dr. Veena Gaur
Guest Faculty (Teaching Associate)
She was awarded with M. Phil. in Buddhist Studies from D.U. in 1981 on “A Critical Analysis of the Problems of Lakkhan-Pañho. She acquired her M.A. degree in Sanskrit from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in 1979.
Sanskrit texts; Sāṃkhya-Yoga philosophies; early medieval South-Asian history and archaeology; al-Bīrūnī; classical Arabic texts on India; transmission of ideas and knowledge between Islam and India in the early medieval period (from 7th to 11th century).
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