Tong-Len is a small charity working with displaced Indian communities in the area around Dharamsala. Most families live in a state of desperation within slum camps.


Tong-Len aims to help these homeless communities gain access to basic human rights. The main focus is to break the cycle of deprivation through education. To this end, Tong-Len has established its own school and provides hostel accommodation for those children in most need.


Tibetan Children’s Village has today become a thriving, integrated educational community for destitute Tibetan children in exile, as well as for hundreds of those escaping from Tibet every year. It has established branches in India extending from Ladakh in the North to Bylakuppe in South, with over 16,726 children under its care

Fifty four years is not a short period in anyone’s life and certainly not in the life of TCV.

Govt. College Dharamshala

The institution is now eighty four years old. The foundation stone of the college was laid by Sir Louis Dane, the then Lt. Governor of Punjab on 4th May, 1912. It was the first college in the state to introduce the faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce and also Post Graduation in different subjects. The college is also accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangloroo (NAAC).


Dalai Lama College

The Gaden Phodrang Foundation of the Dalai Lama was founded by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and aims to promote basic human values, mutual understanding among religions, peace and non-violence and the protection of the environment. It helps to preserve the unique Tibetan culture and supports the Tibetan people, but also other people in need, regardless of nationality, religion and origin.


Ayur Gyan Nyas

Established in 2014 by the initiatives of HH the Dalai Lama and Late Shri Kulbhushan Bakshi, to make social, emotional and ethical education an integral part of the curriculum of present education system, in order to influence the future generation to be able to understand the values of compassion, kindness, love, forgiveness so that they grow up as sensitive and caring adults along with responsible citizen.



The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. In 1944, it was renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The year 1964 was an important landmark in the history of the Institute, when it was declared Deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956. 

Dalai Lama College

The Institute is the first of its kind in the Tibetan community in India and as well as the World. Please explore our website as we share an exciting vision for the future of education, and for the advancement of the young people of the Tibetan community in exile. After you have read about how the need for the Institute has arisen from our unique situation in India, as well as our vision for the future, we welcome your support, encouragement, and ideas for its further development!


How we see the future?

Re-imagining and Building learning spaces that bring Social and Educational Equity

Making it a reality

To nurture a cadre of leaders who will support students by building spaces which support

integrated learning

Central Tibetan Administration

His Holiness expressed his confidence that India will take the lead to integrate its scientific ancient wisdom with modern education. If we can train teachers to promote ‘ahimsa’ and ‘karuna’, we can make a significant contribution to a more peaceful world. They can also learn that it’s possible to cultivate love and compassion through the application of intelligence based on scientific findings and common sense.

Delhi govt.(Happiness curriculum)

The Delhi government on Monday launched a “happiness curriculum” in state-run schools. The Dalai Lama, several government officials, students and teachers were present at the event. 

The curriculum will be taught to around eight lakh students from nursery up to Class 8 of all Delhi government schools from the new academic session. The curriculum involves a “happiness period” of 45 minutes and five minutes of meditation before each class.