Ngagyur Nyingma College
Institute of Advanced Buddhist Studies

Examinations

Annual examinations are given at the end of each term. In order to standardize the courses, the preparation of questions for the annual examinations and the checking of the answer-papers are done by other renowned Buddhist Institutes and celebrated Khenpos of India and Nepal.

New Khenpos with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Eminence Khenchen Rinpoche

New Khenpos with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Eminence Khenchen Rinpoche

 

To be Eligible for the Annual Examination

  • The minimum of 80% attendance in a year is required.
  • Should memorize 10 pages of root text within a specific period of time.
  • Shouldn't take any books in the examination hall.
  • Shouldn't indulge in cheating during exam and if caught, one is not allowed to take exam for that year.
  • On misbehaving with anyone of the management committee, one is barred from the examination of that year.
  • Failing in two consecutive examinations will deprive one from continuing his studies in the institute.

The Examination Board Committee

  • The Examination Board Committee (EBC) will notify the schedule of examination on a month prior to the examination.
  • It has to request the concerned Institutes and Scholars to set up question papers.
  • The committee should maintain question papers confidentially.
  • In the event leakage during printing, it must acquire new question papers.
  • If any member of the committee is found guilty of leaking papers, he will be expelled from the board for a period of five years.
  • It has to announce the results of the examination 15 days before the starting of a new session.
  • The Board has to declare the date of announcement of examination results prior to the vacation.

Monks are provided with certificates on the successful completion of each annual examination.

 

Following Successful Completion of The Course of Study

After completing the nine years and all levels, monks can take up three years of voluntary teaching, management or research work at the Institute. Following that only outstanding monks are awarded with the title of Khenpo.

In order to maintain a high standard of studies of the Sutras and Tantras through hearing, contemplating and meditating, and upholding the traditions of the great spiritual masters of the past, a code of conduct has been deemed necessary for all students.