When Tibetans first set their foot on Indian soil as refugees in 1959, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and late Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, emphasized the need to set up schools for the young Tibetans so that they can become useful citizens of a future Tibet.
Separate schools for the Tibetans were set up so that we can maintain our cultural identity in exile. The Department of Education under the Central Tibetan Administration looks after the overall administration of the Tibetan schools in India.
We, on our part, try to help the Central Tibetan Administration in improving the existing infrastructure, educational and other facilities in these schools. We have also set up our own education Center so that such opportunities can be provided to those who are not eligible to seek admission in these normal schools due to their age when they reach India.
We have divided our Education Program broadly into two subsections on the basis of the nature of their work: